Lloyd's 2019 results index

Lloyd’s employment costs jump again in 2019


Employment costs relating to Corporation of Lloyd’s staff – including CEO John Neal – reached £173mn in 2019, a jump of nearly 6 percent from the previous year as wages also continued to climb despite efforts to reduce overhead costs at One Lime Street.

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Lloyd’s 2019: Just like the good old days…


Remember the days when insurance companies used to be described as a fund manager with a loss-making underwriting business alongside?

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Lloyd’s fails in effort to bring down acquisition costs ratio in 2019


Acquisition costs at Lloyd’s inched up in 2019 despite the market’s focus on reducing them, which comes against a backdrop of observers complaining the current costs of placing business are unsustainable.

Inga Beale

Beale took home £405K from Lloyd’s in 2019 despite leaving previous year


The former chief executive of Lloyd’s Inga Beale was paid £405,000 in 2019 by the Corporation despite walking away from the top role in October 2018.


Beazley and Hannover Re lead Euro-listed carriers trading at premium to book


London-listed Beazley and reinsurance giant Hannover Re are both trading at a significant premium to year-end book value following the rebound in global equities that swept European markets last week.

Julian Enoizi

Pool Re shows Covid-19 fall-out can be managed in partnership


While the economy remains in a state of flux over the coronavirus, Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi outlines the ways governments could emulate the HM Treasury’s unlimited support of the UK’s terrorism pool to create insurance markets for risks that are currently commercially unviable…

Jennifer Rigby and John Neal – Lloyd's

Lloyd’s to take 40% stake in PPL as it outlines 2020 transformation targets


Lloyd’s will take a 40 percent stake in the London market’s electronic placing platform (PPL) as it commits to building a complex risk platform infrastructure as one of its key 2020 priorities in CEO John Neal’s “Future at Lloyd’s” transformation programme.

Costero Brokers, Heffernan and Prospect

US retailer Heffernan close to acquiring London broker Prospect


A Lloyd’s intermediary backed by US retail broker Heffernan Group is closing in on a deal to acquire London market broker Prospect Insurance Brokers (PIB), The Insurer can reveal.


Convex backs Brockwell’s £46mn transactional risks book


Convex has provided £10mn ($12.9mn) of capacity to MGA and Lloyd’s coverholder Brockwell Capital’s transactional solutions book, taking total overall capacity for the portfolio to £46mn ($59.3mn).


Willis exploring potential Miller sale


Willis Towers Watson has confirmed it is looking at options for London wholesale broker Miller Insurance Services, which it acquired in 2015.


Ark hires five-strong Neon D&F team


Lloyd’s insurer Ark will shortly apply for a Lloyd’s pre-emption to accommodate a well-regarded D&F property team and give the managing agency headroom to absorb the continuing rate increases in the class.


Ascot establishes PI book with former Neon team


Ascot has hired Antonio Bellanca and three of his former Neon underwriting colleagues to strengthen its capabilities in the non-US international professional indemnity market.


Aon’s Dudley takes over as LIIBA chair


London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA) has named Richard Dudley, CEO of Aon’s UK Global Broking Centre, as its latest chair, succeeding Roy White of Marsh who served a two-year term.

John Hancock – Lloyd's

Hancock delays Lloyd’s exit while Corporation vows to stay open during pandemic


Lloyd’s outgoing performance management director Jon Hancock is to extend his notice period by two months as the Corporation responds to the escalating coronavirus crisis.