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Willis Re highlights capacity reduction at Lloyd’s & London renewals

3rd January 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson, has commented on the January 2020 renewals for the Lloyd’s and London reinsurance markets, highlighting a meaningful reduction in capacity. Analysts at Willis Re said that this reduction in overall capacity had come as reinsurers scaled back casualty portfolios ... Read the full article

2020 will be a turning point in Lloyd’s history, says Clyde & Co

31st December 2019

Insurance law firm Clyde & Co has suggested that in 2020 we will see Lloyd’s of London take control of its future by implementing the key initiatives proposed in Blueprint One. Analysts from the law firm say Lloyd’s has already taken control of performance via Decile 10, a program they ... Read the full article

DIFC signs MoU with Lloyd’s, CII

30th December 2019

Leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has signed two key memorandums of understandings (MoU) designed to drive the region’s insurance sector by upskilling talent as well as promoting efficiency and improvement. It’s hoped the MoUs, signed with Lloyd’s and ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s facing enhanced scrutiny after whistleblowing hotline error

24th December 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London is facing enhanced scrutiny after it emerged that its whistleblowing hotline was out of commission for 16 months. Lloyd’s said it had forgotten to renew its contract with the company that managed the line, meaning roughly 1,000 staff had no way to anonymously report ... Read the full article

McGill & Partners highlights “dramatic” early growth, names key hires

18th December 2019

Specialty risk solutions business McGill & Partners, founded this year by insurance broking veteran Steve McGill, has grown its employee headcount from five to 134 and is set to oversee $250 million of premium flow going into 2020. The build-out and growth of the business was financed through an initial ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s set to mandate use of delegated authority platform

13th December 2019

Re/insurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has given advance notice of its intention to centralise the reporting of all delegated authority data into the Delegated Authority: Submission, Access and Transformation Solution (DA SATS) platform. DA SATS is a delegated authority reporting platform that collects and validates bordereaux data, holds it in one ... Read the full article

Helios Underwriting to acquire CatBang for £5.6m

13th December 2019

Helios Underwriting, the Lloyd’s of London investment and underwriting vehicle, has acquired Lloyd's Member Catbang 926 Limited for £5.6 million. The move, intended to increase underwriting capacity through acquisition, will see Helios pay £2 million of the total acquisition price on completion and the balance paid within 60 days of completion. Catbang ... Read the full article

Coverys appoints Canopius’ Jo Marshall general counsel

10th December 2019

Coverys, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991 and 3330 has appointed Jo Marshall as general counsel. Marshall brings over two decades of legal and compliance experience to the role and joins from Canopius. “Coverys’ reputation has been built on a data and analytics-led approach to underwriting, market-leading expertise in medical ... Read the full article

Victor sets up Lloyd’s Syndicate 2288, names Active Underwriter

10th December 2019

Managing general underwriter (MGU) Victor Insurance Holdings has received approval from Lloyd’s to establish Victor Syndicate 2288 and commence underwriting from January 1, 2020. Victor Syndicate 2288 will launch at Lloyd’s with a stamp capacity of £57 million, supporting a business plan of US $100 million. Jill Frances has been named as ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s raises £300m of senior debt to fund Blueprint One

10th December 2019

Re/insurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has taken steps to help ensure the successful delivery of its Blueprint One strategy, with the formation of a new committee and raising of £300 million of senior debt. Beginning in 2020, Blueprint One is designed to enhance Lloyd’s value proposition by offering better insurance ... Read the full article

Brit announces launch of new Lloyd’s ILS fund

9th December 2019

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer Brit has announced the launch of a new Lloyd's of London focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, Sussex Specialty Insurance Fund (SIF). Brit states that the new fund offers ILS investors access to Brit Syndicate 2988 and that it is the first fund structure of its type ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s issues behaviour warning ahead of Xmas parties

6th December 2019

Staff at insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London have been warned to behave appropriately ahead of the Christmas party season, according to reports from Financial News. Lloyd’s Chief Executive John Neal told the publication that emails had been sent out to staff and member companies reminding them of the marketplace’s ... Read the full article

Arch’s Aaron Woodhams joins iprism as underwriting manager

4th December 2019

Technology-driven underwriting agency iprism has announced the appointment of Aaron Woodhams to the newly created role of underwriting manager, effective immediately. Woodhams joins from Arch’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012 and brings over 20 years’ experience to the role. He will be responsible for leading iprism’s operational underwriting function, applying pricing strategy and managing ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s of London launches space insurance policy

4th December 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has launched a new space policy for the emerging private spaceflight industry. The solution, called Llift Space, is backed by a consortium of 18 syndicates, led by Brit and Hiscox MGA, with a $25 million capacity per risk. Only available in the Lloyd’s market, Llift ... Read the full article

Coverys Syndicate 1975 adds Priya Fathers as medical underwriter

3rd December 2019

Coverys Managing Agency Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991 and 3330, has announced the appointment of Priya Fathers as a medical professional liability underwriter. Fathers, whose appointment to Lloyd’s syndicate 1975 is immediate, will report to Interim active underwriter Phil Sloan. She had previously served as underwriting manager of ... Read the full article

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