Lloyd’s News

Warming Arctic Is Key to Understanding Climate Change Risks, Experts Say

HONG KONG/BRUSSELS – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader and a polar explorer told the Reuters Next conference on Monday [Jan. 11]. With climate …

UK Regulators Approve Lloyd’s Special Purpose Vehicle to Attract New Forms of Capital

Lloyd’s announced it has received regulatory approval to set up a new multi-insurance special purpose vehicle, which aims to attract new forms of capital. A key milestone for the Future at Lloyd’s strategy, the new platform will make it easier …

Report: Despite Pandemic-Driven Emission Redux, We’re Headed to 3-Degrees Warming

A new report finds that despite a brief dip in carbon dioxide emissions caused by the pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century, a mark that is well beyond the Paris …

Lloyd’s Moves to End Insurance and Investments in Coal for Climate Sustainability

The Lloyd’s market is moving to end its insurance of coal and oil sands businesses while at the same time ceasing investments in such carbon-producing assets by Jan. 1, 2022. As part of its plan to accelerate the transition to …

First Coronavirus Business Interruption Trial Gets Underway

The owners of a restaurant in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter are asking a Louisiana judge to order some Lloyd’s of London insurers to cover losses from the Covid-19 outbreak — the first of a growing number …

Lloyd’s, Insurtech Parsyl Launch Insurance Facility for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Lloyd’s and insurtech start-up Parsyl Inc. announced the launch of the Global Health Risk Facility (GHRF), which will provide billions of dollars of insurance coverage, together with risk mitigation services, to help protect and support the global distribution of COVID-19 …

Record Return of Merger Activity Leads to Massive Growth in M&A Insurance Market

LONDON – A record rebound in merger activity this year and a rise in litigation has brought with it an upsurge in insurance policies that give companies and private equity firms cover for when a deal goes wrong, industry officials …

How to Address the Next Uninsurable Pandemic — A Black Swan Event

There aren’t many contexts where $2 trillion seems like a paltry sum. Then a pandemic comes along. The economic fallout from COVID-19 has left insurers issuing existential warnings and businesses discovering they weren’t covered. It’s resulted in courts packed with …

Arch Insurance International Renames Barbican Syndicate 1955

Arch Insurance International has announced the change of name of Barbican Syndicate 1955 to Arch Syndicate 1955, with effect from Jan. 1, 2021. The rebranding of Syndicate 1955 forms part of the ongoing integration of Barbican Insurance Group into Arch …

New Insurance Group Inigo Gets Approval from Lloyd’s to Start Underwriting in January

Inigo Ltd., the new London insurance group that has raised $800m in start-up capital from a group of blue chip global investors, announced that it has received approval in principle from the Corporation of Lloyd’s and will start underwriting for …