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Lloyd’s coverholder status secured by Millstream Underwriting

24th May 2018

Managing General Agent Nexus Group member Millstream Underwriting has this week announced its approval as a Lloyd’s Coverholder. The move provides London-based Millstream with a greater capacity to underwrite business at Lloyd's. Development Manager of Millstream, Mark Copsey, said, “We’re delighted to announce that Lloyd’s has approved Millstream Underwriting as a Coverholder, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s very well positioned in Asia-Pacific, excited about opportunity: Chaplin, Lloyd’s

23rd May 2018

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace is well positioned in Asia-Pacific and is focused on building on its solid foundation in the region, which now accounts for 11.5% of the market's global income, according to Kent Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asia-Pacific, Lloyd's. Speaking with A.M. BestTV ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln’s syndicate losses continue at latest forecast

17th May 2018

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has released the results for its three non-aligned Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and updated its 2017 year of account forecasts, revealing that losses are expected to continue in response to the costly catastrophe events experienced in late 2017. TMK’s Syndicates 510 and 557 both showed slight improvements ... Read the full article

Mobile technology driving re/insurance penetration in Africa, says Lloyd’s Inga Beale

15th May 2018

Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lloyd’s of London, has suggested that mobile technology is key to both supporting economic growth and driving re/insurance penetration across Africa. Although Africa has generally been late in its transition from analogue to digital technologies, the continent has essentially leapfrogged computers and landlines and ... Read the full article

Poor 2017 results suggest Lloyd’s syndicates under strain: RBC

14th May 2018

RBC Capital Markets has reported that Lloyd's syndicates are under considerable strain, having posted aggregate combined ratios of 114% in 2017, with the worst return on capital since 2001. RBC analysed 95 Lloyd's syndicate reports from 2017, finding that just 16% of syndicates by number, or 9% of syndicates by premium, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s underwriters to terminate NRA insurance programmes

9th May 2018

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has announced that after careful consideration it has directed underwriters in the market to terminate any existing insurance programmes with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). Lloyd's Corporation has told underwriters across the marketplace to terminate all insurance offered, marketed, endorsed, ... Read the full article

John Parry to depart Lloyd’s in 2019

1st May 2018

Lloyd's of London has announced today that the re/insurance market's Chief Financial Officer John Parry is set to leave the Corporation, after 17 years. Parry became Chief Financial Officer of Lloyd's in December 2014 and sits on both the Lloyd’s Board and Executive Committee. As CFO, he has been responsible for financial ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s to launch online platform for coverholder matching

26th April 2018

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace is to launch a new online portal designed to match new binder, or coverholder business with Lloyd’s underwriters in a fast and simple manner. A pilot of the new digital coverholder matching portal will be launched in July 2018 in the UK, Australia ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s commences hiring process for post-Brexit Brussels subsidiary

24th April 2018

Lloyd’s has announced that it has started the process of hiring staff for its new Brussels subsidiary, in preparation for a January 2019 launch date, according to Lloyd's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Inga Beale. Current vacancies include a number of roles across finance, operations, compliance, HR, and underwriting, all of ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s CEO Beale and DFID back InsurTech solutions for developing countries

20th April 2018

Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID), has joined Dame Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lloyd's of London, at a Lloyd's event to discuss how science, innovation, and the City of London can help developing countries recover from natural disasters. Beale and Mordaunt showcased ... Read the full article

London market must embrace tech to stay competitive, says Jon Hancock, Lloyd’s

17th April 2018

Jon Hancock, Performance Management Director at Lloyd’s of London, has asserted that re/insurers in the London market must do more to embrace innovative technology, and has outlined several key areas in which Lloyd’s is supporting tech integration. Speaking in an interview with Willis Towers Watson in the company's Energy Market Review, ... Read the full article

Underwriting pressure drives negative 2018 outlook for London market: Fitch

6th April 2018

Fitch Ratings has reported a negative sector outlook for London market re/insurance in 2018, citing underwriting pressure from the high cost of business as a driving factor. High acquisition and administration costs have affected underwriting performance, and although expense ratios remain high at 40%, the trend is now broadly flat year-on-year ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s expands North African presence with Casablanca office

5th April 2018

Lloyd’s has established a new office in Morocco’s Casablanca Finance City (CFC), a North African economic and financial hub. The office will allow Lloyd’s to better provide tailored risk solutions to the North African market, and was officially inaugurated on 3 April 2018, with Salah El-Kadiri as its General Representative. Speaking at ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s Chairman outlines disruptive technology challenges for re/insurers

3rd April 2018

In a recent interview with CNBC, Lloyd’s of London Chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown has outlined how he believes disruptive technologies will impact the re/insurance market, and which sectors are likely to be susceptible to technological innovation. He explained that the sectors most likely to be affected were those “very highly commoditised ... Read the full article

Hannover Re capitalises new Argenta SPA 6134 at Lloyd’s

3rd April 2018

German reinsurance firm Hannover Re is capitalising a newly established Special Purpose Arrangement at Lloyd's to enhance the capacity available to Argenta Syndicate 2121. Argenta Holdings Ltd., now a subsidiary of Hannover Re since the reinsurer bought the Lloyd's managing agency and private capital specialist, owns the vehicle, and its ... Read the full article

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