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  1. September 4, 2014

    Lloyd’s head backs No camp as Scottish poll gap narrows

    The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has become the latest head of a large financial institution to throw his weight behind the...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Architecture lifts the spirits when buildings rise above stars

    When Lloyd’s of London, the world’s leading insurance market, began its search for a team of architects in 1977, they faced...

  1. June 2, 2014

    Lessons learnt as Lloyd’s of London prepares to leave iconic HQ

    The Lloyd’s Building is a phenomenon. Richard Rogers’ building is listed Grade I, the same level of protection accorded to...

  2. June 2, 2014

    Lloyd’s of London looks to leave Rogers’ landmark building

    Insurer Lloyd's of London is considering leaving its famous headquarters building, designed by leading British “starchitect”...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Lloyd’s of London warns of complacency amid absence of disasters

    The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has urged its member insurance syndicates to guard against complacency after the historic...

  4. March 4, 2014

    Ucits rule will hit exports bigger than Johnny Hallyday

    The European Parliament, bogeyman of libertarian City folk, is at it again. The legislature wants Ucit managers to take half...

  5. March 4, 2014

    Brit Insurance presses button for IPO, eyeing £1bn market value

    The private equity backers of Brit Insurance have pressed the start button on London’s latest planned flotation, hoping...

  6. February 6, 2014

    Lloyd’s specialist insurers in cash splash

    Special dividends from Lloyd’s of London insurers no longer seem so special. Beazley kicked off the sector’s results season...

  7. January 26, 2014

    Insurers shake up disaster modelling

    Insurers are aiming to transform the way in which natural disasters are modelled with a groundbreaking system of their own...

  8. January 7, 2014

    Catlin Singapore unit to sidestep Lloyd’s

    The Asia arm of Catlin is to start writing policies independent of Lloyd’s of London for the first time, in the latest sign...

  9. January 2, 2014

    Insurers make leap in cutting overheads

    A historic change in the way insurance companies protect themselves against natural catastrophes has helped the industry...

  10. December 20, 2013

    Inga Beale, the steely trailblazer shaking up a masculine bastion

    Before 1972, women were not even allowed to set foot in the underwriting room at Lloyd’s of London. It was not until the...

  11. December 16, 2013

    First woman Lloyd’s of London chief pledges diversity drive

    The first woman chief executive of Lloyd’s of London has pledged to become a champion of diversity at the 325-year-old City...

  12. December 15, 2013

    Japan insurer Sompo seeks to buy Canopius

    Japanese insurer Sompo is in advanced talks to buy the Lloyd’s of London franchise Canopius Group for about £600m as the...

  13. December 10, 2013

    Richard Ward of Lloyd’s of London joins Brit as owners eye exit

    The outgoing chief executive of Lloyd’s of London is to follow his predecessor by taking the chair of Brit Insurance as the...

  14. December 9, 2013

    QBE: risky business

    Write off $1.5bn and watch almost $4bn of market capitalisation disappear. Investors had every right to punish QBE for yet...

  15. October 22, 2013

    Serious game of reinsurance policy terms plays out in Germany

    Baden-Baden has lured gamblers for generations. More than a century ago, Fyodor Dostoevsky is said to have endured a losing...

  16. September 26, 2013

    Lloyd’s chairman raises concerns over Aon deal with Buffett

    The Lloyd’s of London chairman has directed fresh criticism at a contentious scheme that Aon, one of the world’s biggest...

  17. September 5, 2013

    Tense mood at reinsurers’ annual meeting

    It is the kind of public display of wealth most bankers try to eschew. The great and the good of the corporate insurance...

  18. September 4, 2013

    Lloyd’s chairman warns on ‘systemic risk’ of capital rush

    The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has warned of the danger that a rush of capital into the insurance industry will cause...

  19. August 7, 2013

    Cathedral Capital deal takes Lancashire to Lloyd’s

    Lancashire Holdings is to make its first acquisition since it was founded eight years ago, in a deal that will launch the...

  20. July 8, 2013

    China life assurer Ping An buys Lloyd’s Building for £260m

    Ping An Insurance, China’s second-largest life assurer by number of policy holders, has become the latest Asian investor to...

  21. July 3, 2013

    Lloyd’s of London chief resigns

    The chief executive of Lloyd’s of London is to resign from the historic insurance market amid tensions over the pace of...

  22. March 27, 2013

    Lloyd’s chief airs Solvency II frustration

    The head of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market has rebuked European regulators for issuing another set of guidelines for...

  23. March 6, 2013

    Insurers sued over cancelled Lady Gaga show

    Lady Gaga’s production company and promoter are suing three Lloyd’s of London insurance syndicates for not paying out on...

  24. January 13, 2013

    Critics push for broker fee transparency

    More than eight years after Eliot Spitzer claimed contingent commissions were tantamount to kickbacks, insurance companies...

  25. December 2, 2012

    Devil is in detail for insurance claims

    When the owner of the Newfoundland Explorer pledged to its insurer that the 157-foot motor yacht would be kept fully crewed,...

  26. October 30, 2012

    BP reignites shareholder romance

    In romance, say it with flowers. In business, say it with money. The message to investors implicit in BP’s 9 cents a share...

  27. September 26, 2012

    Lloyd’s of London returns to profit

    Corporate insurance buyers look set to benefit after the Lloyd’s of London market warned that underwriters were facing an...

  28. May 11, 2012

    Lloyd’s flags change ahead on names

    The means by which wealthy individuals provide capital to Lloyd’s of London should change because it is not sustainable, the...

  29. March 30, 2012

    Natural disasters push Lloyd’s into loss

    The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Thailand’s worst flooding in decades, and a series of other natural...

  30. March 28, 2012

    Struggle to increase rates grips Lloyd’s

    Asbestos and pollution-related insurance claims nearly cost Lloyd’s of London its life more than two decades ago, but the...

  31. March 28, 2012

    Lloyd’s in biggest post-9/11 loss

    Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London are struggling to push through widespread premium increases even after enduring one of its...

  32. March 23, 2012

    Sandler to step down from Phoenix

    The chairman of Phoenix Group is to stand aside from the closed life assurance fund company after leading a board that has...

  33. March 1, 2012

    Year of disasters hits Hardy Underwriting

    Hardy Underwriting’s ability to defend itself against lowball bid approaches has been weakened after the Lloyd’s of London...

  34. February 14, 2012

    Lloyd’s braced for Thailand floods costs

    Insurance losses arising from the flooding that devastated Thailand are on track to surpass those from the tsunami that...

  35. February 7, 2012

    Lloyd’s insurers push through premium rises

    Two of the biggest Lloyd’s of London insurers on Tuesday said they had pushed through significant premium increases in...

  36. January 3, 2012

    Lloyd’s censures motor insurer

    Lloyd’s of London has censured a member syndicate for the first time in almost a decade after uncovering failings in the way...

  37. December 21, 2011

    Beazley revives interest in Hardy

    Beazley, the Lloyd’s of London insurer, has revived its attempt to buy Hardy Underwriting Bermuda, a smaller rival that...

  38. December 19, 2011

    Lloyd’s upbeat in face of natural disasters

    Lloyd’s of London is expected to have a record level of premium writing capacity next year in spite of the natural disasters...

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