For more than a decade, Ben Hobby has handled losses and investigations of various scopes and sizes for insurers, lawyers and corporates across the globe.

His expertise focuses on:

  • Physical and non-physical damage business interruption
  • Loss of profits
  • Fraud & Fidelity
  • Cyber risk and system failure
  • Reinsurance investigations

Ben is a member of the cyber claims committee at the International Underwriting Association, which addresses issues relating to the handling of cyber claims in the London insurance market.

In addition, Ben has conducted accounting investigations of reinsurance treaties and binding authorities in the UK, Europe, US and Australia.

Prior to focusing his career in forensic accounting, Ben worked in internal audit and investigative roles in the industry where he gained significant experience in the review of operational processes and internal controls.

Ben Hobby

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1997

Professional Credentials

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Diploma of Chartered Insurance

Professional History

2018 – Present BTVK Advisory, London, UK

2004 – 2018 RGL Forensics, London, UK

2002 – 2004 Grampian Country Food Group, Yorkshire, UK

2001 – 2002 Pace Microtechnology Plc, Yorkshire, UK

1997 – 2001 Andersen, Leeds, UK

Court Experience

Ben has been involved in the preparation of expert accounting evidence and reports for trial and mediation. 

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September 2018

Forensic Files: Strategies to Defend Against Payment Diversion Fraud

Payment diversion fraud might hide behind aliases such as mandate fraud, invoice fraud or business email compromise, but regardless of what you call it, it’s a big threat to business. Ben Hobby discusses in Smart Payments.

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Intellectual property insurance still under valued despite rise of cyber attacks

There still appears to be a significant disconnect between the understanding of cyber risks and the response to them at board level. In Insurance Post, RGL Forensics partner Ben Hobby explains that as a result companies might have already suffered, or are about to suffer, a cyber-attack resulting in a loss of intellectual property.

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Employee fraud: how should you respond to a tip-off?

Do you know what a "typical" corporate fraudster looks like? What red flags should you be looking for? And - most importantly as a risk manager - what should your first actions be if potential fraudulent activity is brought to your attention?
These were just some of the questions addressed by RGL Forensics at an Airmic Academy which delved into the serious but little-understood subject of investigating employee fraud.

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June 2017

WannaCry: The lessons learned for insurance

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack has put into sharp focus the daily operational risks that face both the public and private sectors. The Press spotlight in the UK was understandably on the NHS, but the effects were felt by the private sector too and the cyber insurance market has responded accordingly. Indeed, the nature of the attack – its timing (on a Friday), its geographical reach over a broad range of industries and its seeming pinpoint on older operating systems – raises various issues for cyber insurers.