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Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance market news, covering the happenings at the world’s oldest reinsurance market housed in the iconic Lloyd’s building in the City of London.

Ensurance UK receives Lloyd’s Coverholder status, partners with Swiss Re & XL Catlin

10th July 2017

Australia's Ensurance Ltd has announced that its wholly owned Managing General Agency (MGA) subsidiary, Ensurance UK Ltd, has partnered with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and XL Catlin, and also received Lloyd's Coverholder status as it continues its plans for international growth. Ensurance UK Ltd will initially specialise in construction and engineering ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s undergoes large-scale structural changes

10th July 2017

Jon Hancock, Lloyd's Director of Performance Management, spoke at the recent ALM Annual Conference on plans for 2017 structural changes which aim to drive growth, incorporate latest technologies, reduce currently "unsustainable" distribution and admin costs and adapt to meet emerging market risks. Lloyd's is working to introduce a series of performance ... Read the full article

LMA Claims Committee backs satellite imagery & intelligence service for Lloyd’s

6th July 2017

The Lloyd's Market Association's Claims Committee (LMACC) will support and fund a satellite imagery and intelligence scheme for Lloyd's of London managing agents. The new service will be open to all Lloyd's managing agents, and is designed to improve claims processes and exposure management, both pre and post a natural disaster, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s new chairman Carnegie-Brown; embrace change or become obsolete

4th July 2017

Speaking at the MMC Young Professionals Forum in his first speech as Lloyd’s new chairman, Bruce Carnegie-Brown said the re/insurance industry needed to ramp its efforts to change and innovate or risk falling prey to disruption by external players. He drew on challenges of industry disruption from his previous role as ... Read the full article

Robert Childs named Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s

3rd July 2017

Robert Childs, a Non-Executive Chairman of insurance and reinsurance firm Hiscox, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s of London, taking up the position immediately. Childs takes over from Paul Jardine, who retired from the Deputy Chairman role earlier this year following nine years of service. Childs ... Read the full article

Fitch turns Negative on Lloyd’s as underwriting deteriorates

29th June 2017

In response to the continued deterioration in underwriting performance and increasing catastrophe risk exposure, Fitch Ratings (Fitch) has revised the Lloyd's of London's and Lloyd's Insurance Company (China) Ltd's outlook to Negative from Stable. At the same time international financial services rating agency, Fitch, has also affirmed the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Ratings at ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s seeks 10% headcount reduction in efficiency drive: Beale

26th June 2017

The Corporation of Lloyd's, the body that oversees and supports the Lloyd’s market to ensure efficient operation, will find its headcount reduced by around 10% in the upcoming organisational restructure, Chief Executive Inga Beale said today. In a half-yearly letter to employees and the Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance market, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s needs to address “unsustainable” underwriting performance: Hancock

26th June 2017

John Hancock, the Performance Management Director at Lloyd's of London, warned that the market needs to "address its decline in underwriting performance because the current trend is not sustainable" in a recent speech. Speaking to private or independent capital providers to the insurance and reinsurance market at the Association of Lloyd's ... Read the full article

CATRisk launches Lloyd’s sponsored Middle East earthquake risk model

20th June 2017

CATRisk Solutions has released a new Lloyd's sponsored earthquake risk model, which offers bespoke solutions for risk assessment in the Middle Eastern region - where according to the model, nearly one fifth of the population live in areas at risk of earthquakes. The new risk tool, which has been released on the Oasis ... Read the full article

Bruce Carnegie-Brown starts as Lloyd’s Chairman today

15th June 2017

Bruce Carnegie-Brown has formally begun his position as the Chairman of the Lloyd's of London specialist insurance and reinsurance market today. Carnegie-Brown takes over from the outgoing John Nelson who has retired from the position. Carnegie-Brown commented on the appointment; “I am very excited to get started. In the months since my ... Read the full article

Patria Re hires Nick Benardout to manage Lloyd’s SPS operations

13th June 2017

Mexican reinsurer Patria Re, or Reaseguradora Patria, has appointed Nick Benardout to manage its special purpose syndicate (SPS) at Lloyd's and the firms London operations. Benardout joined Patria Re yesterday to run the firms PAT6125 special purpose syndicate at Lloyd's of London. He has been hired to run the London office ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s needs to raise its profile to be a market for the future: Cavanagh

7th June 2017

The growth of insurance and reinsurance centres around the world, the consolidation of the broker community, and challenging market conditions have created an increasingly competitive operating landscape, driving a need for the Lloyd's of London marketplace to raise its profile, warns Willis Re Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Cavanagh. International ratings agency A.M. ... Read the full article

Re/insurers need proactive cyber development and marketing strategies: Inga Beale

5th June 2017

Speaking at Mexico's AMIS Insurance Conference, Lloyd's Inga Beale reiterated the urgency of getting aboard the cyber insurance market, which she said could triple in size to $7.5 billion by 2020. "I don’t think that, as a sector, we are doing enough to promote the benefits of cyber insurance and make ... Read the full article

Reinsurers should work against rising tide of protectionism: Inga Beale

1st June 2017

Lloyd's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Inga Beale has urged reinsurers to get to work against the trend of growing protectionism, citing increasing obstacles confronting reinsurers as barriers to international trade continue to go up across the globe, in the European re/insurance federation's latest annual report. "We need to continue our engagement and ... Read the full article

Mexico and Latin America seen as growth markets for Lloyd’s: Inga Beale

30th May 2017

Inga Beale highlighted Latin America and Mexico as a key region and growth opportunity for Lloyd's, as the centuries-old re/insurer positions itself for further growth in the emerging market and seeks to strengthen ties, perhaps especially in light of a post-Brexit operating environment, in a speech at the Mexico AMIS ... Read the full article

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