Lloyd’s News

Fairfax Financial Agrees to Sell 30% Stake in Brit to Ontario Pension Fund

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. will sell as much as 30 percent of Brit plc to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System two months after agreeing to buy the Lloyd’s of London insurer for $1.88 billion. Fairfax said Wednesday it reached an …

DUAL Launches Marine Operations in The Netherlands

DUAL, the underwriting agency arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has opened its first office in The Netherlands. The Rotterdam office will initially write marine and energy lines with DUAL’s complete suite of products added over time, according to DUAL in …

XL, Cobalt Underwriting Launch Shariah-Compliant Equine Product at Lloyd’s

XL Group and Cobalt Underwriting have launched the first Shariah-compliant product to be available through Lloyd’s of London. The cover is an equine product, which responds to named perils, mortality, theft, infertility and permanent disability, among other risks, XL said …

Insurance Doesn’t Tackle Underlying Problem of Cyber Crime: Bloomberg View

Companies are finding a way to minimize the repercussions when their digital security is violated. Unfortunately, they’re turning to the same safeguards that protect the guitar-strumming hands of Keith Richards, the goal-scoring limbs of David Beckham and the most remarkable …

Beazley, Korean Re Form Partnership; Create Special Purpose Lloyd’s Syndicate

Beazley and Korean Re announced a partnership to develop business together and to establish a special purpose syndicate at Lloyd’s, Syndicate 6050. Under the agreement, Syndicate 6050 will write a whole account quota share of Beazley Syndicates 623 and 2623 …

DUAL Marine & Energy Forms Underwriting Partnership With CNA Hardy

DUAL, the international underwriting agency, announced its global marine and energy business has started underwriting with support from CNA Hardy’s Lloyd’s syndicate. DUAL is the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based international insurance intermediary group. Under the leadership …

A.M. Best: European Reinsurers Report Strong Results, Growth Limited

Major European reinsurers have posted very strong full-year results for 2014 and continue to be well capitalized, with profitable underwriting results due to the absence of sizable natural catastrophes and ongoing reserve releases. Nevertheless, reinsurers face challenges as soft market …

A.M. Best: Germanwings Crash May Put More Pressure on Aviation War Sector

A.M. Best said the total insurance loss of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, which crashed in the French Alps on March 24, 2015 killing 150 people, may put further pressure on the beleaguered aviation war sector. The total insurance loss for the …

Allianz Estimates $300 Million in Claims for Germanwings Crash, Sources Say

Germany’s Allianz has estimated insurers will pay $300 million in claims and costs stemming from the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps last week, insurance industry sources said on Monday. The figure gives a preliminary orientation to …

Lloyd’s Reports US$4.9 Billion (£3.2 Billion) Profit for 2014, Level With 2013

Lloyd’s announced a pre-tax profit of US$4.9 billion (£3.2 billion) for 2014, which is unchanged from the profit figure reported in 2013. The 2014 profit was driven by a relatively benign year for major natural catastrophes, favorable prior year development, and …