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Lloyd’s appoints Beazley’s Rachel Turk as new CUO

25th May 2023

Lloyd’s has appointed Rachel Turk as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), reporting to Chief of Markets Patrick Tiernan. In her new role, Turk will be responsible for managing the performance of the Lloyd’s market, including leading the underwriting function to support the Corporation’s strategic goals. She will also be responsible for leading the ... Read the full article

Canopius launches digital asset custody product on Lloyd’s Asia platform

22nd May 2023

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has announced it will underwrite its digital asset custody product from Singapore, noting it is the first carrier on the Lloyd’s Asia platform to provide coverage locally. The launch marks an extension of the product Canopius Syndicate 4444 underwrites in London, catering to a growing demand from ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s aims to identify underwriting & exposure challenges earlier in the syndicate business planning process

16th May 2023

Lloyd's, the world's oldest insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has released a market bulletin detailing the 2024 business plan and capital approval process and timeline for syndicates, stating that it intends to identify underwriting and exposure challenges earlier in the syndicate business planning process. The May 16th bulletin from Peter Montanaro, Market ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s syndicate Ki names Catherine Barton as Commercial Director

12th May 2023

Ki, the fully digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd's of London syndicate, has announced the appointment of Catherine Barton as its new Commercial Director. Barton's addition to Ki's Executive Management Committee will see her report directly to Mark Allan, the CEO of Ki. In her role as Commercial Director, Barton will assume key responsibilities ... Read the full article

State-backed cyber exclusions at Lloyd’s could cause disputes: RPC

11th May 2023

Proposals by Lloyd’s of London to exclude state-backed cyber attacks from standard cyber insurance policies could lead to disputes between insurers and the businesses they insure, according to analysts at international law firm RPC. Lloyd’s is proposing that state-backed attacks are excluded from standard cyber insurance policies to reduce the insurance ... Read the full article

Major DC migration of London insurance market completed by DXC Technology

10th May 2023

DXC Technology, a global technology services provider, working closely with the London Market Joint Ventures (XIS and XCS), has announced the successful completion of a major data centre migration for the London insurance market. Over a single weekend in February, some 70 billion rows of data, 700 IT assets, over 200 ... Read the full article

Second-gen cyber modelling offers vital visibility for risk transfer market: DeNexus’ Seara

21st April 2023

Cyber risk modeller DeNexus' CEO José Seara said Lloyd's of London must balance protecting its business while recognising the importance of second-generation cyber modelling in providing necessary risk visibility for effective risk transfer. Lloyd’s of London, the 330-year-old institution, has responded to the growing cyber risk landscape by clamping down on ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s offers to insure NHS for unexpected costs such as pandemic

17th April 2023

According to a report from the Guardian, Lloyd’s of London CEO John Neal has proposed a deal with the UK government to help the NHS meet unexpected costs triggered by major events like the pandemic, as well as government cover for floods or droughts. The Guardian said that Neal "floated the ... Read the full article

BIBA partners with specialist re/insurance marketplace Lloyd’s

13th April 2023

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has partnered with specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s. BIBA said many of its members and Lloyd’s have always worked closely together and it was pleased to welcome Lloyd’s on board as an official partner. "We will continue to work with Lloyd’s on issues relevant to ... Read the full article

Parsyl launches perishable insurance consortium at Lloyd’s

6th April 2023

Parsyl has announced the launch of its new Essential Consortium at Lloyd’s of London, in a multi-year arrangement that will initially bring $20m in new capacity to the perishable cargo market. The arrangement will leverage Parsyl’s data-driven insurance solutions and expertise in temperature-sensitive and ambient goods. The firm states that additional capacity ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s FCP solution now covers over 70% of delegated business

4th April 2023

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London said it made "significant progress" against its Blueprint Two goals in first-quarter 2023 in market adoption of the Faster Claims Payment (FCP) solution, which now covers over 70% of delegated business. Lloyd’s said that work has been completed to define the delegated authority data ... Read the full article

PPL Next Gen platform rolls out fully after successful trial

3rd April 2023

PPL Next Gen, the new version of the London insurance market’s electronic trading platform, has been opened to placements for the entire market following four weeks of limited access while market firms completed training and preparation activities. During this time, the platform was also tested to ensure any “teething issues” ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s Lab reveals insurtechs for Europe-focused cohort

29th March 2023

Re/insurance marketplace Lloyd’s has announced the 13 insurtech firms set to join the 10th cohort of its innovation hub, the Lloyd’s Lab, which will include a focus on the European market this time around. For this cohort, the insurtechs were selected based on solutions geared towards three themes: European Digital and ... Read the full article

Scope to close semiconductor supply chain risk protection gaps: Lloyd’s & WTW

17th March 2023

A new report by re/insurance marketplace Lloyd’s, delivered in collaboration with broker WTW, has warned that the global electronics industry is threatened by semiconductor supply chain risks, which are set to be exacerbated by a lack of available insurance solutions. The semiconductor industry is estimated to have a market value of ... Read the full article

Bob James named COO at Lloyd’s

14th March 2023

Specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s has announced a number of changes to its Executive Committee, including the appointment of Bob James as Chief Operations Officer (COO). Previously Lloyd’s Market Transformation Director, James will now focus on aligning the Blueprint Two programme with the wider Corporation Operations function. Meanwhile, Burkhard Keese, Read the full article