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SSL Endeavour to launch Miami MGA, names senior leadership

13th November 2019

SSL Endeavour, the specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert, is set to establish a Miami-based managing general agent focused on building construction, energy and power generation business throughout Latin America. Due to launch on 1 January 2020, the MGA will exist under a yet-to-be-confirmed brand name. SSL Endeavour says it ... Read the full article

Praedicat to develop named peril casualty product from Lloyd’s Lab

13th November 2019

Praedicat, a risk analytics and modelling company for casualty re/insurers and industrial firms, has announced that it plans to develop a new named peril casualty product in the Lloyd’s Lab. Lloyd’s Lab, the innovation accelerator launched by the Lloyd’s market last year, selected Praedicat as part of the third cohort ... Read the full article

Re/insurers risk irrelevance through ‘business as usual’ mindset: John Neal

13th November 2019

Re/insurance companies risk becoming irrelevant in the eyes of their customers if they decide to carry on with a ‘business as usual’ approach, despite the many challenges that face the industry today. This is according to John Neal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London, who ... Read the full article

Blenheim Syndicate increases capacity, strengthens property team

12th November 2019

Blenheim Syndicate 5886 at Lloyd's of London has announced an increase in capacity to £250 million for 2020, as well as the addition of Simon Anthony to its property team. Asta-backed Blenheim Syndicate 5886 commenced underwriting from Jan 1st, 2017 with underwriting capacity of £150 million. For next year, the syndicate ... Read the full article

Improvements to Tokio Marine Kiln syndicates on back year releases

11th November 2019

The latest Lloyd's of London syndicate results and forecasts from Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) reveals improvements to Syndicates 510 and 557 for the 2017 Year of Account. Improvements to both Syndicate 510 and 557 for the 2017 Year of Account was driven by back year releases, says TMK. Starting with the 2017 ... Read the full article

PPL adoption continues to rise in Q3, changes to syndicate leaderboard

11th November 2019

Lloyd’s of London Syndicates accepted 65% of in scope risks through electronic placement during the third quarter of 2019, while the use of Placing Platform Limited (PPL) amongst the International Underwriting Association (IUA) companies increased to 53%. This is according to LMG’s latest market-wide data for risks placed electronically in Q3 ... Read the full article

Epitaph of Lloyd’s prematurely written several times before: Roundtable

8th November 2019

As the Lloyd’s of London wades into a pivotal phase of digital transformation, key industry executives speaking at the 2019 Reinsurance News Monte Carlo Rendezvous Roundtable reflected on how and why the marketplace will remain key to the industry for years to come. “I think over the course of ... Read the full article

Decision to support Lloyd’s Blueprint very easy. There is no choice: Robert Childs, Hiscox

8th November 2019

Hiscox Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s Robert Childs has explained how supporting the market's modernisation Blueprint was a given, considering its need to adapt. Childs, speaking yesterday in Bermuda at the PwC Insurance Summit, was asked about Lloyd's mission to become increasingly efficient and drive change through the insurance and ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s to create single governing body

8th November 2019

Lloyd’s of London has announced ambitious plans to create a single governing body for the Corporation and market by merging the Council and the Franchise board. From June 2020, a new body will consist of six nominated members, six market-elected, and three executives. A statement released by Lloyd’s today describes market support ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s has been too slow reacting to change: CEO John Neal

7th November 2019

Lloyd’s has not reacted quickly enough to changes in the risk landscape and must offer products and services that are more closely aligned with what customers want and need, according to Chief Executive of the marketplace John Neal. Speaking at a lecture today in Lloyd’s Old Library building, Neal emphasised the ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s-backed active assailant mitigation program launches

5th November 2019

US security specialist 1st Watch Global has partnered with Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions and EC3 Brokers on an active assailant prevention program designed to assess the readiness of various public locations for an assault by an active assailant. Assessments, carried out by a team of ex-FBI agents and homeland security professionals, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s report reveals huge cyber risk protection gap across Asia-Pacific ports

30th October 2019

A single, large cyber-attack hitting major ports across the Asia-Pacific region could cost as much as USD 110 billion, of which just 8% would be covered by insurance, according to a new report produced by the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, on behalf of the Cyber Risk Management ... Read the full article

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

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