Lloyd’s of London News

Q3 Catastrophe Losses Will Bring Rate Hikes by London Market Insurers: Fitch

Catastrophe losses from the recent U.S. hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes will lead to price rises on London market insurers’ loss-affected lines and could also affect wider market pricing trends, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. The total industry …

Lloyd’s Outlook Is Negative on Hurricane Losses; Ratings Affirmed: S&P

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on the Society of Lloyd’s to negative from stable, while reaffirming the market’s ‘A+’ insurer financial strength and long-term counterparty credit ratings on Lloyd’s. With estimated net losses of £3.3 billion ($4.4 billion) …

Insurers, Tech Firms ‘Must Work Together’ to Tackle Emerging Technology Risks

The World Economic Forum is bringing insurers, tech firms and governments together to find ways to tackle risks from new technology such as drones and driverless cars, it said on Thursday. Tech firms have moved fast to develop new products, …

Lloyd’s Signs Deal with Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Expert System

Lloyd’s of London wants to infuse artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the daily business it does with its customers. The world’s largest insurance market signed a global deal with Expert System that will bring on cognitive automation, via the company’s …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …

Beazley Estimates $150M Earnings Hit From Hurricanes, Earthquakes

Lloyd’s of London insurer Beazley said on Friday it reckoned that its losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean and southern United States and a series of earthquakes in Mexico would reduce its 2017 earnings by about …

Update: Lloyd’s of London Reports 16% Drop in H1 2017 Profit to $1.6B

Lloyd’s of London expects net losses of $4.5 billion from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which analysts said would eat into the insurer’s capital and hit its profitability. Although losses from natural catastrophes have been low in recent years, including in …

Berkshire Hathaway’s Gen Re Plans to Expand in Indian Market

General Re, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. which won a license to open an Indian office in May, is seeking a larger slice of the world’s fastest-growing reinsurance market. The unit plans to expand in health and …

EU Regulator Warns UK Insurers to Avoid ‘Fronting’ in Post-Brexit EU HQs

London-based insurers applying for licenses to operate in the European Union after Brexit will be scrutinized for any attempts to game the system, the bloc’s insurance watchdog said. Insurance specialists say some insurers have been shopping around for jurisdictions which …