Lloyd’s CEO John Neal News

Future at Lloyd’s Consultation Period Ends – Now the Hard Work Begins

When the 10-week consultation period for “The Future at Lloyd’s” project ended this week, Lloyd’s confirmed that participation was widespread, with more than 4000 suggestions and comments received from market participants, customers and other stakeholders. Next steps? The market now …

Pushing and Pulling Lloyd’s Into the 21st Century

Twenty-five years ago, the Lloyd’s of London marketplace was teetering on the brink of insolvency, reeling from billions of dollars of asbestos and pollution liabilities. Many of the best brains in the market worked day and night to find a …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

Lloyd’s of London Aims to Revamp Auto Coverage as Era of Driverless Cars Looms

Lloyd’s of London, the 330-year-old insurance market, is pushing to revamp auto coverage as the rise of driverless cars looms. Chief Executive Officer John Neal said that Lloyd’s is talking with automakers about how to set up different policies to …

Lloyd’s Invests in AI Startup Offering Liability Insurance Platform for Small Businesses

Lloyd’s announced it is investing in Layr, a cloud-based commercial insurance platform for small businesses looking to purchase liability insurance. The investment follows Layr’s successful trial in the Lloyd’s Lab, which gives insurtech startups the opportunity to work with Lloyd’s …

Lloyd’s Aims to Halve Costs as It Modernizes Market Over Next 5 Years

Lloyd’s of London plans to halve the cost of buying insurance through the 330-year-old market as part of a strategy to restore the fortunes of the company. Chief Executive Officer John Neal said he planned to cut the cost of …

Lloyd’s Innovation Drive Faces Headwinds from Some Brokers, Underwriters

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurer of seafaring vessels, is facing its own perfect storm. Old-fashioned business practices, exposure to natural disasters, competition from rival centers and Brexit are all threatening Lloyd’s reputation as the place to insure anything …

Rottiers Appointed as CEO of Lloyd’s Brussels

Sonja Rottiers has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Lloyd’s Brussels. She will also be Lloyd’s regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will take up her position in February. Rottiers’ career spans over 30 years …

Lloyd’s Chief Operating Officer Khoury-Haq to Leave the Corporation

Lloyd’s of London announced that its chief operating officer, Shirine Khoury-Haq, has decided to leave the corporation, after nearly five years. Khoury-Haq joined Lloyd’s in 2014 and is a member of Lloyd’s executive committee. Her responsibilities include global operations, information …

Chubb CEO Says Lloyd’s Hasn’t Adapted to Changed World

Chubb President and CEO Evan Greenberg offered positive words about new Lloyd’s of London CEO John Neal, though he cautioned that the venerable insurance marketplace has a long way to go to address “long-term structural issues.” What’s more, Greenberg added, …