Lloyd’s News

DUAL Australia Launches Suite of Marine Products with New Team

DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group*, has announced the continued expansion of its global marine and energy practice following the launch of a marine offering at DUAL Australia Pty Ltd. DUAL Australia will now offer a suite …

Dubai-Based Chedid Re Announces Registration as Lloyd’s Broker

Chedid Europe Reinsurance Brokerage Limited, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced its registration as a Lloyd’s broker. Chedid Re, which is a subsidiary of the Lebanese group Chedid Capital Holding, said this business move comes as a natural extension of the …

Aon Benfield Analytics Releases Lloyd’s Update; 2014 Performance Examined

Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has released its latest Lloyd’s Update report, which assesses the market’s 2014 financial performance and latest developments. Key findings in the report include: The Lloyd’s market began 2015 with 92 active syndicates and slightly reduced underwriting …

CNA Hardy Appoints Clements as Distribution Director, Europe

CNA Hardy has appointed Andy Clements as distribution director, Europe.  He will report to Elliot Miller, head of UK regions and Luc Malâtre, VP field operations. Clements will be responsible for building effective and long lasting strategic relationships with broker …

Amlin Appoints Few as Global Managing Director of Reinsurance

London-based Amlin has appointed James Few as global managing director of reinsurance, effective from August 1, 2015, subject to regulatory approval. He will be supported by Christian Bieri, who continues to lead Amlin’s reinsurance business in the EMEA region, as …

World Cup Insurers Face Many Claims, Disputes Over Russia, Qatar

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts said. Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World …

Hiscox Appoints Worth as Interim CFO

Bermuda-based Hiscox announced that John Worth will join the company on June 22, and, subject to regulatory approval, will be appointed interim chief financial officer with effect from September 1, 2015. Worth’s appointment is designed to provide continuity in oversight …

Strong Capacity Drives Buyer’s Market in Political Risk Insurance: Marsh

Abundant capacity and strong competition have contributed to a favorable marketplace for buyers of political risk insurance globally, according to Marsh’s “Political Risk Market Update,” published this month. Despite growing concerns about global political and credit risks and a recent …

Barbican Underwriter Elected Chair of Lloyd’s Market Association Cyber Group

Geoff White, underwriting manager for Cyber, Technology and Media at Barbican Insurance Group, has been elected chairman of the Lloyd’s Market Association’s (LMA) newly created Cyber Business Panel. White was elected by the members of the panel on June 5. …

Croom-Johnson Named MD of AEGIS London; 4 Senior Execs Promoted

AEGIS London has named David Croom-Johnson as its new managing director. The firm has also announced a series of promotions within its senior management team. Croom-Johnson, Syndicate 1225’s active underwriter since 2007, takes over the managing director role with immediate …