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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.

Aston Lark acquires Lloyd’s broker Protean Risk

28th October 2019

UK insurance broker Aston Lark has acquired specialist Lloyd’s brokerage Protean Risk, the firm’s first purchase since being acquired by the Merchant Banking division of Goldman Sachs in September. Protean Risk focuses on the investment industry, financial services, fintech and technology sectors and has clients ranging from start-ups to international organisations. Peter ... Read the full article

AEGIS London launches digital trading division

28th October 2019

Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has launched a digital trading division as the firm looks to build on the success of its online quote-and-bind platform Opal. AEGIS London’s head of digital trading Tom Squires will lead the new division with support from digital trading manager Angus Turner and Phil Lucas, business ... Read the full article

London market needs efficiency, Lloyd’s needs to execute: Davies, Xceedance

22nd October 2019

As Lloyd’s and the broader London market strive for greater efficiency, it’s important that the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace is successful in at least some areas of its prospectus, says Justin Davies, Head of EMEA at re/insurance service provider, Xceedance. After unveiling its Future at Lloyd’s prospectus back in May, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s & Habitat for Humanity GB target braver, more resilient communities

21st October 2019

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has entered into a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, designed to help create braver and more resilient communities in climate risk areas. The Lloyd's Charities Trust has launched the new disaster resilience partnership with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, ... Read the full article

Legal cannabis boom considerable opportunity for Lloyd’s: Clyde & Co

17th October 2019

With upcoming regulatory developments in the US and Canada expected to facilitate a significant growth of the legal cannabis industry over the next five years, Global law firm Clyde & Co sees considerable opportunities for insurers at Lloyd’s. Sales are already projected to grow as much as ten-fold to reach $40 ... Read the full article

London market underwriting to remain under pressure through 2019: Fitch

14th October 2019

Analysts at Fitch Ratings anticipate that underwriting earnings are like to remain under pressure for London market re/insurers through the remainder of 2019. While improved pricing conditions are starting to benefit results, earnings are currently being offset by high expense ratios and lower scope for reserve releases, the rating agency said. London ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s, AIR target greater supply chain resilience

10th October 2019

A new framework designed to help both risk managers and insurers close the supply chain risk protection gap has been co-produced by the specialist Lloyd's of London re/insurance marketplace and catastrophe risk modeller, AIR Worldwide. A new report from Lloyd's and AIR Worldwide, Hidden Vulnerabilities in Supply Chain Risk: A quantitative ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s chairman Carnegie-Brown takes on role at auto insurtech Cuvva

10th October 2019

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, the Chairman of specialist re/insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London, has taken on a new role at auto insurtech Cuvva, The Financial Times has reported. App-based Cuvva allows users to purchase car insurance by the hour, day, week or month and was founded in 2014 by Freddy Macnamara and James ... Read the full article

Marine market is still adjusting to ongoing Lloyd’s efforts: Marsh JLT Specialty

10th October 2019

The Marine market continues to adjust to the efforts of the Lloyd's of London market to improve profitability, and as dedicated marine syndicates continue to close, Marsh JLT Specialty has questioned what is at stake should pricing remain at current levels. In response to falling profits driven in part by underperforming ... Read the full article

Canopius wraps up Lloyd’s merger with AmTrust

3rd October 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius Group has completed its previously-announced merger with AmTrust's Lloyd's operations. The merger between Canopius Lloyd’s Syndicate 4444 and AmTrust Syndicate 1861 was first announced back in April and will result in the establishment of a top-five Lloyd’s insurer with combined premiums of roughly £2.2 billion. It is believed ... Read the full article

Market groups commend collaborative approach of Lloyd’s Blueprint One

1st October 2019

Representatives from various market groups have released statements commending the approach proposed by Lloyd’s Blueprint One, which outlines the first phase of the marketplace’s new strategy for change. Industry executives praised the collaborative approach utilised by Lloyd’s, which says it has attempted to respond to the demands of the market. “This Blueprint ... Read the full article

Munich Re sponsoring first Syndicate-in-a-Box at Lloyd’s

1st October 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has announced that Munich Re will launch the first new ‘Syndicate-in-a-Box’ through its established Lloyd’s vehicle Munich Re Syndicate Limited. The announcement was made as part of the release of Blueprint One yesterday, which outlines how the first phase of Lloyd's strategy for ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s outlines strategy for change in Blueprint One

30th September 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has released a new document outlining how the first phase of its strategy for change will be delivered, following the launch of the Future at Lloyd's prospectus back in May. Blueprint One proposes to enhance Lloyd’s value proposition to customers by offering better ... Read the full article

London Market Group to end TOM modernisation program

27th September 2019

The Board of the London Market Group (LMG) has confirmed today that the Target Operating Model (LM TOM) has been wound down in its current form, having delivered the majority of proposed solutions. The LM TOM was considered a core component of the market modernisation proposal, set out by the LMG, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s to continue leveraging MIS’ satellite imagery service

27th September 2019

McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS), a provider of imagery and geospatial intelligence, has been highlighted by Lloyd’s as a key component of its ongoing modernisation drive. Back in May, Lloyd’s announced a new strategy focused on delivering higher quality risk protection for the market’s clients. The six proposed transformational initiatives contained within ... Read the full article

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