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Lloyd's governance structure

Find out how our governance structure fits together.

An Act of Parliament, the Lloyd's Act 1982, defines the governance structure and rules under which Lloyd's operates. Under the Act, the Council of Lloyd's is responsible for the management and supervision of the market. Lloyd's is regulated by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.

The governance and oversight framework for the Lloyd’s market is designed to ensure that both the Corporation and managing agents in the Lloyd’s market have robust and comprehensive systems of governance, risk management and internal controls. The underlying objective of this overall framework is that the Corporation and the market actively manage risks to the Central Fund, Lloyd’s licences, ratings and brand and to ensure good outcomes for policyholders.

The Council of Lloyd's

The Council normally has three working, three external and nine nominated members. The working and external members are elected by Lloyd's members. The Chairman and Deputy Chairmen are elected annually by the Council from among its members.

The Council discharges some of its functions directly by making decisions and issuing resolutions, requirements, rules and byelaws. Other decisions are delegated to committees of the Council and the members of the Executive Committee, in accordance with their respective terms of reference.