| Garry Booth | Monday 14 April 2014, 6:16PM
$540bn – that’s Aon Benfield’s estimate for global reinsurer capital at December 31, 2013. A broad measure of capital available for insurers to trade risk with, the aggregate sum includes both traditional and alternative forms of reinsurer capital and it shows an increase of 7% over the previous year.
| Trevor Maynard | Monday 31 March 2014, 11:57AM
It was a great honour for the Emerging Risks team at Lloyd's to win the Farsight award for our report on food security at this year’s City of London’s Sustainable City Awards
| Lara Green | Tuesday 25 March 2014, 4:10PM
Lloyd’s Market Intelligence team has made significant enhancements to the Lloyd’s Compare Countries product, which provides high level statistics on the economy, insurance market and Lloyd's business in over 200 territories. I caught up with Rob Shearman, Data Analyst in Lloyd’s Market Intelligence team, to understand more.
| Lara Green | Wednesday 26 February 2014, 2:58PM
With its high concentration of technology firms and innovative start-ups, Israel has the second highest source of innovation after Silicon Valley - as measured by the value of its technology start-ups - and plenty of opportunities for insurers.
| Andrew Mackenzie | Tuesday 11 February 2014, 10:12AM
In the wake of recent reports concerning the abandoned and drifting Russian cruise ship, the M/V Lyubov Orlova, there has been national concern for the threat that apparent ‘ghost ships’ pose to the maritime industry and international shorelines.
| David Lang | Monday 03 February 2014, 4:17PM
Monday 3 February 2014 is the day that the Lloyd’s Volume Claims Service enters its next phase. The final contractual and legal pieces have been put in place, the service has been launched and now it is decision time for managing agents.
| David Lang | Friday 17 January 2014, 3:34PM
As we move into a new year, it is easy to look forward and make plans for things we wish to do. However, it is also instructive to look at what has been achieved to remind ourselves of the benefits of previous hard work.
| Garry Booth | Tuesday 07 January 2014, 1:35PM
Reinsurance underwriters’ and buyers’ New Year celebrations traditionally coincide with annual contract renewals. This year, the consensus seems to be that buyers had plenty to celebrate - while reinsurers were left resolving to adjust to a changing market dynamic.
| Andrew Mackenzie | Wednesday 18 December 2013, 2:46PM
The marine environment presents a complex challenge for tackling unexploded and derelict weapons of war, and some fundamental risks for marine and offshore energy insurers.
| Garry Booth | Monday 02 December 2013, 3:14PM
Is the reinsurance sector about to experience an evolutionary change? Rating agency A.M. Best thinks so. In an interesting special report on the North American and Bermuda markets, Best’s paints a picture of the reinsurance sector in good shape - but starting to feel the squeeze on two sides.