Lloyd’s News

FM Global Chooses Luxembourg as Post-Brexit EU HQ

U.S. commercial property insurer FM Global is planning a European hub in Luxembourg following Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, the head of its European division told Reuters. The mutual insurer, which earned $5.5 billion in gross premium last year, …

Demand Rises for Political Risk Cover as Buyers Think the Unthinkable

Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over the consequences …

Industry’s International Diversity & Inclusion Festival to Be Held Sept. 26-28

The insurance industry’s third annual diversity and inclusion festival, called Dive In, will be held Sept. 26-28 at events across the globe. Marsh, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Aon are continuing their year-on-year support of the festival and will …

Lloyd’s Begins Operating in India with MS Amlin as 1st Underwriter

Lloyd’s, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market, announced it has begun to operate in India with MS Amlin as the first Lloyd’s business to join the branch and begin underwriting. Lloyd’s India will act as a domestic reinsurance branch of …

CFC Underwriting Upgrades Global Cyber Product

Specialist lines underwriting agency, CFC Underwriting, has launched a revamped and upgraded cyber insurance product for global markets. The new look product provides includes the provision of first party cover on an “each and every claim” basis, said CFC Underwriting, …

City of London Will Survive Brexit – Even if Many Jobs Move to Continent: Official

The City of London should emerge largely unscathed from Brexit even though thousands of banking and insurance jobs could move to the continent, the financial district’s policy chief said. The “City” or “Square Mile,” home to over 250 foreign banks and the …

Qatar Insurance Subsidiary Reaffirms London Commitment with New HQ

A Qatar Insurance Co. SAQ unit has signed a lease for a new headquarters close to the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, which is more than twice the size of the company’s existing premises. Antares Underwriting Services Ltd., acquired by …

What Could be Hotter than Phoenix? The Answer Might Just Be Phoenix

Can you imagine an even hotter, drier Phoenix? Certainly not if you’ve been to the sun-drenched Arizona capital in the summer. Such an inconceivable scenario is being proposed by the LA Times. “Today, Phoenix is a horizon of asphalt, air …

Brussels Hopes to Lure Other Finance Firms After Its Success with Lloyd’s

Brussels expects to lure other financial players after convincing Lloyd’s of London, the world’s largest specialty insurance market, to make the city its post-Brexit European hub. While Lloyd’s choice on Thursday surprised some, lower rental prices and its proximity to …

Lloyd’s Reports £2.1B ($2.6B) Profit for 2016, Unchanged from 2015

Lloyd’s reported 2016 pretax profit of £2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion), level with 2015, despite a worsening of the market’s combined ratio at 97.9 percent, compared with 90.0 percent in 2015. Return on capital was 8.1 percent in 2016 compared with …