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At a glance

The Lloyd’s market experienced an exceptionally difficult year in 2017, driven by challenging market conditions and a significant impact from natural catastrophes.

Operating highlights

  • 2017 has been an incredibly tough year for the Lloyd’s market but our excellent capital strength demonstrates that Lloyd’s remains in robust financial shape, going into 2018 in a strong and secure position.
  • The Lloyd’s market paid out £18.3bn of gross claims in 2017 and has been more than able to meet these substantial commitments without any significant impact on our total resources, which remain strong at £27.6bn.

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