Lloyd’s third-party backed syndicates remain on course for narrow 2020 YoA loss


Lloyd’s saw an aggregate deterioration of 0.6 percent of capacity at the midpoint of forecasts for the 2020 year of account (YoA) during the second quarter, driven by the impact of the challenging investment environment.

Premia – Lloyd's

Premia’s LPT with Hiscox takes Lloyd’s reserves assumed to ~$1.7bn


Premia’s loss portfolio transfer (LPT) with Hiscox Syndicate 33 marks the run-off carrier’s fourth major transaction at Lloyd’s since acquiring its managing agency and syndicate in March 2020.

Euro analysis

European Q2 results: winners and losers


With the release of Zurich’s results last Thursday, the Q2 earnings season for European (re)insurers has drawn to a close. The Insurer’s analytics team looks at the winners and losers, comparing reported figures against market expectations and also examining other health factors.

Tom Clementi – Pool Re

Pool Re launches consultation over move to treaty model


UK terrorism mutual Pool Re has launched a consultation with its members about moving its reinsurance scheme to a catastrophe treaty reinsurance model, a move CEO Tom Clementi said would return more risk to the private market and drive greater awareness and penetration of terrorism cover.

Beazley smart tracker growth

Beazley’s Smart Tracker gets Lloyd’s approval to become full syndicate


Beazley’s Smart Tracker Syndicate 5623 has received in-principle approval from Lloyd’s to transition from its current special purpose arrangement (SPA) model into a full market-facing syndicate.

PROBITAS – Lloyd's

Probitas 1492 targets 22% stamp increase for 2023 following H1 profit surge


Probitas 1492 plans to lift its stamp capacity by 22 percent in 2023 on the back of an 86 percent increase in underwriting profit in the first half of the year, with the Ash Bathia-led Lloyd’s insurer becoming the latest syndicate to add double-digit headroom to its plan for next ...

Carlos Chamarro – Ocean Re

Ocean Re begins European expansion with Oceva Risk acquisition


Barbadian reinsurance carrier Ocean International Reinsurance Company has acquired Oceva Risk Solutions, a London market-facing provider of capacity solutions in the UK, Europe and internationally.

GRP Global Risk Partners

Global Risk Partners acquires Prescott Jones


UK broker consolidator Global Risk Partners (GRP) has continued its run of recent M&A activity with a deal to acquire commercial broker Prescott Jones.

Mike Sibthorpe – Coverys

Coverys brings in Sibthorpe as CEO of managing agency


Coverys Managing Agency has appointed Mike Sibthorpe as CEO with the executive replacing Rob Forster at the helm.


Talbot AIG marine hull exits continue with Carpenter and Ewen


AIG’s Lloyd’s platform Talbot has seen two further departures from its marine hull unit, with senior class underwriter Edward Carpenter and class underwriter Benjamin Ewen having tendered their resignation in recent days, The Insurer can reveal.

Peter Laidlaw – Atrium

Atrium appoints Laidlaw active underwriter as Drysdale moves to advisory role


Lloyd’s specialist insurer Atrium Underwriters has appointed Peter Laidlaw as active underwriter of Syndicate 609, effective 1 January 2023.

Ed Gaze – Innovative Risk

Lloyd’s Lab’s Gaze to become Innovative Risk Labs CEO


Former Lloyd’s Lab head Ed Gaze is to join Innovative Risk Labs as CEO next month.