Interviews

60 seconds with the Easter Bunny

16/04/2014

Ahead of a busy weekend for Easter egg delivery, lloyds.com splits hairs with the Easter Bunny.

Artificial intelligence for risk managers

04/04/2014

What if every possible outcome could be calculated before each business decision is made? ‘Cognition platform’ Simudyne is already making that prospect a reality for businesses in the financial, energy and healthcare sectors. We spoke to CEO Justin Lyon about how the firm’s cutting edge software is bringing risk management and corporate strategy closer together.

Insuring the world's third largest sporting event

20/03/2014

Special Risk Insurance Managers, in partnership with Lloyd’s, has won the right to insure the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games. We talk to the firm’s president and chief executive, Mark Woodall, about the logistics of the Games and the cover required.

Modelling tornado risk

07/03/2014

The US experiences more tornadoes than any other country in the world, but the big question is whether tornado risk is increasing. Patrick Talley, Regional Director of the US Central Region for Lloyd's America provides his view on the complexities of modelling these catastrophic events.

Lloyd's young talent

24/02/2014

A personal accident underwriter at Argo International, Samantha Wotton has carved out a successful career at Lloyd's in just over a decade, becoming an ACII at the tender age of 26. In December last year she won Insurance Day's Young Underwriter of the Year award, having expanded a portfolio of UK risks from just £100k to £2m in one year. Despite "falling" into insurance Wotton thinks the industry offers a diverse and exciting career path for young talent.

Tom Bolt, Lloyd's Director of Performance Management

Bolt: A prescription for dealing with the soft cycle

20/02/2014

With low investment returns and an influx of reinsurance capital into the market, 2013 proved a challenging year for insurers. Lloyd’s Director of Performance Management, Tom Bolt, tells us why it is important to maintain strict underwriting discipline in the year ahead.

Latin opportunity

18/02/2014

As one of the world’s fastest growing insurance markets, Latin America is ripe with potential. We caught up with Ricardo Ortega, Beazley’s new head of business development in Latin America, about plans for growth in this region of diverse opportunity.

Ken Randall

Doubling up

14/02/2014

One year on from having successfully launched a new Lloyd’s syndicate, Randall & Quilter recently announced a doubling of capacity for 2014. Ken Randall, the group’s co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive, says the venture draws on Lloyd’s long history for entrepreneurialism and innovation.

From mine to finger

13/02/2014

Did you receive a diamond ring on Valentine’s Day? We talk to Graham Hawkins, XL’s Chief Underwriter of Fine Art and Specie, about risk and insurance through the many stages of a diamond’s journey - from the earth to the magic moment.

Inga Beale

Inga Beale talks about taking the reins as Lloyd’s CEO

27/01/2014

On her first day as Lloyd’s new CEO, Inga Beale talks to lloyds.com about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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