16 US states at high earthquake risk


Updates to the recent US geological survey show that certain areas face a higher threat of earthquakes than previously thought.

Renewable energy projects covered


As the need for energy security drives investment in renewable energy, the insurance industry is responding by providing innovative products to mitigate some of the potential volatility.

Setting the agenda on climate change


The World Bank's Understanding Risk conference took place between 30 June and 4 July with the aim of producing actionable information on climate change. But it was the Prince of Wales and Lloyd's Chairman John Nelson who set the agenda in the week before.

Noah's Ark: Flood risks for livestock farmers


As well as disrupting human society, recent flooding in the UK poses a threat to the safety of livestock – and the finances of their owners. Fortunately for farmers in the worst hit areas, livestock losses from the extreme floods of 2014 have so far been relatively low.

Sinkholes: how great is the risk?


Recent extreme winter weather has seen a rise in an unusual, yet potentially deadly, geological phenomena, that of sinkholes. But while the mechanics of sinkholes are fairly well understood, more research is needed to identify any potential links to climate change and human activity.

Europe sodden after storm cluster


Insurers watch their aggregates after Europe’s worst sequence of storms in over 20 years.

Natural disasters in 2013 - behind the figures


Widespread natural disasters in 2013 reminded insurers of the potential for high aggregate losses across their portfolios – but also highlighted the continuing problem of underinsurance in high growth economies.

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Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013


Manmade catastrophes can devastate communities, cause widespread economic losses and break businesses’ reputations.

Alternative energy projects covered


Lloyd’s is providing risk transfer expertise for pioneering renewable energy projects around the world.


World’s riskiest cities


Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.



Celebrating innovation


325 years of Lloyd's: An Extraordinary History

Take a journey through Lloyd's extraordinary 325 year history. From sea vessels to space ships, body parts to natural catastrophes.