Allianz Risk Barometer: A "Covid Trio" Of Risks Will Continue To Drive Disruption In 2021
January 27, 2021

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) conducts annual research on the views of 2,769 industry experts in 92 countries and territories, including CEOs, risk managers, brokers, and insurance experts. The 2021 Allianz Risk Barometer identified the “Covid Trio”—business interruption, pandemic outbreaks, and cyber incidents—as 2021’s major business risks:

The report notes that building greater resilience in business models will be key to mitigating future disruption. 

Although it’s a new year, Covid-19 and its effects are not yet in the rearview mirror. American businesses are still struggling. Policymakers have not yet executed a viable, sustainable, and inclusive government-backed solution to provide relief for the COVID-19 business interruption crisis, or established a solution for the inevitable crises of a similar caliber in our future. As the 2021 Allianz Risk Barometer indicates, the pandemic and business interruption concerns are too important for stability to dismiss. It’s essential that policymakers prioritize building resilience in 2021, and a necessary first step is a federal backstop for this pandemic and for future ones.

You can read the full report on 2021’s major business risks here.