Research conducted by AIG Europe

Research conducted by AIG Europe has shown that almost three times as many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are buying directors' and officers' cover than five years ago. The percentage of respondents who had purchased the cover has grown from 19.8% to 58%. David Woolard, UK corporate manager, financial lines, AIG Europe (UK), said: "While there has been a great deal of attention paid to the risks facing companies, the directors and management of SMEs face a range of issues for which