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Lloyd's underwriters eye America's Cup


A British team led by Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for The America’s Cup, one of the world’s toughest sailing events, a process that will require first rate risk management and insurance.

Space port to usher in new era of risk


Under government plans the UK could have its first space port up and running by 2018, supporting the development of a new-breed of low cost spaceplanes that can take tourists to very high altitudes and orbit satellites into space.

A treasure trove of big data


As every aspect of life and business becomes digitised, so too does our ability to understand how individual events relate to each other and this will change the way we live.

The sinking cities


As sea levels rise, ground levels in coastal megacities are also falling – with potentially disastrous implications for insurers.

Colombia: Latin America's new tiger


Sustained economic growth and the introduction of open market policies are creating new opportunities for foreign insurers to diversify their interests in Colombia.

Growing consumerism in China


As China's wealth and consumerism grow, so too does its demand for insurance to protect assets - from homes and cars to works of art, jewellery and fine wine.

Master pieces, master criminals


The FBI puts the worldwide cost of crimes linked to art at nearly $4bn a year – eclipsed only by the drugs and arms trades. And yet fewer than half of stolen works are insured.

Smart devices, real time the future


Soon, billions of objects will have their own IP address. And this connected world could turn insurance models on their heads.

Earthquakes: nature's most destructive force


They’re a daily occurrence, and while the mildest tremors go unnoticed, the most violent tear the countryside apart, reduce cities to rubble and generate terrible personal and economic losses. Better buildings, infrastructure and emergency responses all play a key role in mitigating earthquake risk.

Lloyd's predicts World Cup winner


With the 2014 World Cup now behind us, how did our insurable value measures fare as predictors of success on the pitch?



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