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Dale gets approval for Lloyd’s reinsurance sidecar SPA

13th November 2017

Dale Underwriting Partners has received approval from Lloyd's for its new special purpose arrangement (SPA), a vehicle that will act as a kind of reinsurance sidecar for Dale's Syndicate 1729. The SPA will reinsure a portfolio of contingency and specialty property business that has been underwritten into Dale syndicate 1729 by ... Read the full article

Agora Underwriting approved for its full Lloyd’s Syndicate 3268

13th November 2017

Agora, the Lloyd's of London underwriting operation run by its active underwriter Mike Pritchard, has been approved for a full syndicate at Lloyd's, an upgrade from the Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA) it had previously operated as. Agora Syndicate 3268 has now been approved by Lloyd’s to begin underwriting business that attaches ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln CEO sees “exciting” rating environment in 2018

10th November 2017

Charles Franks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tokio Marine Kiln, predicts an "exciting" rating environment in 2018 in response to third-quarter catastrophe events, while the company's Lloyd's Syndicates continue to show improvements. "The outlook for the rating environment is very exciting. For the first time in years, we are seeing prices showing ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s market to save £100mn via LMA/IUA & DXC Technology agreement

31st October 2017

The Lloyd's Market Association (LMA), in collaboration with the International Underwriting Association (IUA), has completed a transaction with DXC Technology that will reportedly save the Lloyd's of London marketplace £100 million (US$132 million) over five years. The transaction with DXC Technology, an end-to-end IT services company, concerns the provision of bureau ... Read the full article

Toa Re and Barbican approved ‘in principal’ to set up Lloyd’s SPA

27th October 2017

Japanese reinsurer, Toa Reinsurance Company, and Barbican Insurance Group have received 'in principle' approval from the Lloyd's of London Franchise Board to launch Toa Re Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA 6132), which will be backed by Toa Re. After final approval has been received, the new SPA will begin underwriting on January 1st, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s pegs Hurricane Maria loss at $0.9 billion

23rd October 2017

Lloyd’s has released a preliminary $0.9 billion hurricane Maria claims estimate, and lowered its net claims estimates for hurricanes Harvey and Irma from a combined $4.5 down to $3.9 billion. "The claims estimate for Harvey and Irma has reduced approximately 10% from the precautionary figure we issued with our half year ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s capital pressured, further catastrophes could threaten market: Fitch

23rd October 2017

Rating agency Fitch remains negative on insurance and reinsurance market Lloyd's of London, saying that recent catastrophes pose a threat to its capital base. While recent losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the Mexican earthquakes and Californian wildfires, remain within expected tolerances, Fitch Ratings says that they ... Read the full article

Meteo Protect gets Lloyd’s coverholder approval

20th October 2017

Weather risk broker Meteo Protect has received Lloyd's of London Coverholder approval with authority to underwrite and issue policies on behalf of Lloyd's syndicates. Meteo Protect’s Coverholder status connects it with Lloyd's worldwide specialist insurance and reinsurance market, offering the broker "a wealth of new opportunities to provide weather index-based insurance to ... Read the full article

County Hall Insurance renews reinsurance placement through Lloyd’s

16th October 2017

County Hall Insurance Company, Inc. has completed the renewal of its reinsurance placement via the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace. County Hall provides liability for trucking exposures across the U.S., which it describes as a "dependable and simple solution for most transportation liability needs." The firm offers primary auto ... Read the full article

Risk Cooperative gains Lloyd’s coverholder status

16th October 2017

Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurer with a proprietary cyber insurance facility with up to $10 million in stand-alone cyber insurance cover, has gained Lloyd's of London coverholder status. Risk Cooperative brings middle market customers and channel partners fast access to customizable cyber insurance solutions, working with a wide range of insurance ... Read the full article

Q3 losses will raise London insurance market prices: Fitch

13th October 2017

Catastrophe losses from recent U.S. hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes will raise London Market insurers' prices on loss-affected lines, and could affect pricing trends within the wider market, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch said in its latest London market report; "We expect 2017 earnings of London market insurers to be significantly reduced ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s pays out $738 million for Harvey, Irma and Maria claims

13th October 2017

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has now paid out $738 million in response to the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Lloyd's announced previously that it expects losses from just hurricanes Harvey and Irma to reach $4.5 billion, as it continues to assess the hit ... Read the full article

Harvey, Irma, and Maria to drive overall Lloyd’s market loss, says Moody’s

13th October 2017

Analysts at Moody's expect the impacts of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to result in an overall loss for the Lloyd's of London specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace. Combined, Lloyd's announced previously that it expects hurricanes Harvey and Irma to drive losses of around $4.5 billion, net of reinsurance, estimates that ... Read the full article

S&P revises Lloyd’s outlook to negative in light of hurricane losses

12th October 2017

Global ratings agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P), has announced that it's revised its outlook for the Lloyd's of London marketplace to negative from stable, in light of losses experienced from recent hurricanes. Alongside revising its outlook for the Lloyd's market to negative, S&P has also affirmed its 'A+' insurer financial strength ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s signs artificial intelligence deal to transform business processes

9th October 2017

Lloyd's of London has signed its first agreement with an artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider, signing up with Expert System to enable Cogito powered cognitive automation to transform business processes and support Lloyd's market participants. Craig Civil, Head of Data Innovation, Lloyd's, said; "Artificial Intelligence drives productivity by changing the way ... Read the full article

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