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  1. 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...

  2. February 6, 2014

    Pascal wagers AstraZeneca’s replenished pipeline will deliver

    Pascal Soriot has half-justified his £4m signing-on bonus from AstraZeneca. Shares in the drugs group have risen about 26...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. June 11, 2013

    The fall and rise of London’s insurance industry

    If architectural plans betray an industry’s ambitions, London’s insurers are reaching for the sky. Flanking the exposed...

  6. May 22, 2013

    Oklahoma tornado could prove among most costly for insurers

    The tornado that ripped apart a suburban swath of Oklahoma City is expected to rank among the five most costly for insurers...

  7. 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...

  8. December 19, 2012

    Insurers struggle to raise premiums

    Insurers are still struggling to increase premiums in spite of claims resulting from superstorm Sandy, which Lloyd’s of...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. March 28, 2012

    Lloyd’s has a jolly good annus horribilis

    Losing half a billion is ordinarily frowned on in business. But a lack of preconceptions is an advantage when interpreting...

  12. 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...

  13. March 28, 2012

    Disasters push Lloyd’s of London into red

    Lloyd’s of London posted its first annual loss in six years after a succession of natural catastrophes pushed it £516m into...

  14. March 15, 2012

    Working in Insurance: Leaders of the future

    Nawaf Hasan, partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Analysts are paying close attention to JLT’s international expansion plans as...

  15. 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...

  16. September 21, 2011

    An imperfect storm for Lloyd’s

    Hurricane Irene meant different things to different people. To US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, it represented a...

  17. September 21, 2011

    Lloyd’s of London posts £697m first-half loss

    Lloyd’s of London posted a pre-tax loss of £697m for the first half of 2011 after the specialist insurance market shouldered...

  18. May 13, 2011

    Tsunami to cost Lloyd’s $1.95bn

    Damage from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is set to cost Lloyd’s of London members $1.95bn (£1.2bn) in net claims,...

  19. March 30, 2011

    Insurance market makes £2.2bn despite disasters

    The Lloyd’s of London insurance market was hit by the spectacular and the mundane during 2010. Earthquakes in Chile and New...

  20. March 30, 2011

    Lloyd’s companies attract investor scrutiny

    If last year looked costly for catastrophes, this year could turn out to be even worse for international insurers and...

  21. January 16, 2011

    Lloyd’s to push for reserves reduction

    Lloyd’s of London is pushing for cuts in the amount of capital insurers are required to hold against exposure to major...

  22. November 29, 2010

    Lloyd’s needs head from the ‘coalface’

    Stephen Catlin, chief executive of Catlin, the Lloyd’s of London insurer, has called for the new chairman of the historic...

  23. September 28, 2010

    Lloyd’s profits halve as disasters mount

    The worst first half-year for catastrophes since 1994 saw profits at Lloyd’s of London tumble by more than half to £628m,...

  24. March 25, 2010

    Lloyd's of London cautious on outlook

    Richard Ward, chief executive of Lloyd's of London, warned insurers that the good fortune of 2009 would not be repeated this...

  25. March 24, 2010

    Record results at Lloyd’s of London

    Richard Ward, chief executive of Lloyd’s of London, warned insurers that the good fortune of 2009 would not be repeated this...

  26. February 9, 2010

    Lloyd*s of London to broaden range

    Lloyd*s of London will broaden its product range as part of an effort to counter the steady shift towards catastrophe risks,...

  27. February 8, 2010

    Lloyd’s of London to broaden range

    Lloyd’s of London will broaden its product range as part of an effort to counter the steady shift towards catastrophe risks,...

  28. January 18, 2010

    Piracy is a sideshow that could skew naval investment

    The practice of sounding the alarm over the threat to world shipping posed by piracy has become commonplace. Casual...

  29. January 17, 2010

    Piracy is a sideshow for our navies

    The practice of sounding the alarm over the threat to world shipping posed by piracy has become commonplace. Casual...

  30. October 19, 2009

    Insurer Hardy to unveil Bahrain joint venture

    Hardy Underwriting, the Lloyd's of London insurer, will today announce a new Bahrain-based joint venture to write...

  31. October 19, 2009

    Hardy to unveil Bahrain joint venture

    Hardy Underwriting, the Lloyd’s of London insurer, will on Monday announce a new Bahrain-based joint venture to write...

  32. September 25, 2009

    Lloyd's overcomes increase in claims

    Lloyd's of London saw further rises in the number of smaller claims from business lines exposed to the economic downturn,...

  33. September 24, 2009

    Lloyd’s overcomes increase in claims

    Lloyd’s of London saw further rises in the number of smaller claims from business lines exposed to the economic downturn,...

  34. September 19, 2009

    Banquet tradition

    In a week of retrospection on the anniversary of the Lehman collapse, City minister Lord Myners and Northern Rock chairman...

  35. July 11, 2009

    Lloyd's regains form in time to cash in on a widening field

    Six years ago, life in the Lloyd's of London insurance market was beset with uncertainty. Fears that losses from the...

  36. July 10, 2009

    Lloyd’s regains form in time to cash in

    Six years ago, life in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market was beset with uncertainty. Fears that losses from the...

  37. July 10, 2009

    Lloyd's of London launches strategic review

    Lloyd's of London has begun the biggest strategic review it has undertaken this decade in an attempt to ensure the more...

  38. July 9, 2009

    Lloyd’s of London plans strategic revamp

    Towering institution: Lloyd’s has brought in consultants to assist in a review aimed at exploiting gaps in the insurance...

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