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Volvo Ocean Race

Lloyd’s syndicates provide rescue solution to round-the-world sailors


Lloyd’s syndicates have provided an innovative solution to the problem of getting damaged ocean-going racing yachts and their crews home safe and sound, a solution now being used by teams taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Can cars be hacked?


As driving becomes more computerised, what are the potential associated cyber vulnerabilities and how might they be exploited by hackers?

Lloyd's supports Formula E in its first season


Lloyd’s is providing specialist insurance to the FIA Formula E Championship, an exciting new all-electric motor racing sport that kicks-off in Beijing this weekend.

Seeing the light: New coverage for trapped miners


When the plight of 33 miners trapped underground at the collapsed San Jose copper-gold mine in Chile became a global news sensation in August 2010, it brought public attention to safety risks in the mining industry.

Get a quick and easy check up at Lloyd's health week

Rich pickings in US medical professional liability


The US medical professional liability landscape is currently in a state of transition. Lloyd’s underwriters are set to play a bigger role across the pond following the launch of two specialist underwriting platforms in the US.

China's megacities


Fast forward to 2025 and it is estimated that China will have 221 cities with over one million inhabitants and an urban population of one billion, according to McKinsey.

Ben Ainslie Racing

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.



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