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Lloyd’s and Aon report calls on insurance industry to help customers build resilience against the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine

13 October 2022

  • Lloyd’s, the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions, in collaboration with global professional services firm Aon, has today - published its second report evaluating the crisis in Ukraine.
  • In light of a rapidly changing risk landscape, Part Two of ‘Ukraine: A conflict that changed the world’ focuses on the actions the insurance industry can take to support clients in building resilience.
  • The sector has already moved quickly to address many challenges facing clients, including the creation of a Ukraine grain facility to export stranded grain from Ukrainian ports and the role of established energy and nuclear insurance markets to underpin national energy security strategies
  • Lloyd’s and Aon are committed to helping mitigate the increasingly complex risks globally and accelerating the delivery of innovative insurance solutions.

Following analysis of the wide-ranging and interrelated risks that have emerged from the crisis in “Ukraine: A conflict that changed the world” - today Lloyd’s and Aon publish: ‘The (re)insurance industry response’. 

This second report builds on the analysis and insights formed in its pre-ceding report by outlining a range of practical solutions the sector might take - across seven key market forces of change - to advance customers risk protection offering in the face of seismic economic and geopolitical change.

The report highlights existing insurance solutions already available to address key concerns for businesses, such as Lloyd’s landmark facility to insure crucial shipments of grain out of Ukraine and the role of established energy and nuclear insurance markets in underpinning energy security strategies.

However, it notes that other areas such as supply chain and reputational risk are likely to require further action from the industry to help customers build greater resilience against the long-term effects of the conflict.

Recognising this call to action for the industry, Lloyd’s and Aon have agreed to establish an innovation forum which will provide an opportunity to support the commercialisation of new solutions that address emerging customer needs.

This initiative will combine the unique convening power of Lloyd’s with Aon’s expertise and customer insight in order to build on the key learnings and outcomes of both reports.

"The type of collaboration shown in this report, between Aon and Lloyd’s demonstrates the true value proposition of insurance – the sharing of risk between many to protect the misfortunes of the few.

Lloyd’s occupies a unique position within the industry, bringing people together to drive innovative, sustainable insurance solutions at times of global crisis, and there is no greater need to fulfil this commitment than during the economic and humanitarian crisis we see today.

Lloyd’s will continue to deploy its expertise and resources to help businesses respond to the consequences of the conflict, sharing risk to create a braver world."
John Neal - Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s
“The tangible impacts of the Ukraine conflict are evident across the world and across industries. Although the insurance market has reacted quickly and effectively to support policyholders, the crisis has exposed gaps that show we must move further and faster.

A focus on developing innovative products and solutions is essential to ensure our industry plays its critical role helping organisations navigate an increasingly volatile risk landscape and make better decisions.

We seek to be at the forefront of product innovation to help close protection gaps we have seen emerge over the last several months. We hope the insights from this report will lead the way for greater collaboration across our industry to help address the urgency of unmet client needs."
Dominic Christian - Global Chairman of Reinsurance Solutions, Aon

Notes to Editors

  1. The full report: ‘Ukraine: A conflict that changed the world – the (re)insurance industry response’ explores the role of the (re)insurance industry in building resilience against the medium to long term consequences of the conflict in Ukraine.
  2. This research has been delivered through a collaboration between Lloyd's and Aon. The research explores the critical themes and forces shaping the risk environment and the (re)insurance industry’s potential response.
  3. It is based on in-depth interviews with 75 sector experts and practitioners across Aon and Lloyd’s. These interviews have provided real-life, practical insights on the challenges that companies across a range of industries are facing as a result of the Ukraine conflict and how they are adjusting their risk management approaches in response. In addition to these interviews, the report combines proprietary data with a range of thought leadership and third-party analysis to develop insights aimed at helping people, communities and organisations in all sectors to develop greater agility and resilience in this ever more uncertain world.
  4. The seven key market forces of change explored in the report are: cyber, supply chain, food security, climate transition, energy security, ESG and public sentiment.
  5. Futureset is Lloyd’s global platform and community dedicated to driving greater societal and economic resilience to the world’s most challenging risks. By bringing together diverse perspectives, and through cutting-edge risk insight, intelligence, and cross-industry dialogue on the most complex and fast-changing risks faced by communities, businesses and countries, Lloyd’s Futureset aims to build greater societal understanding and collaboration to find solutions and support greater preparedness, protection and resilience.
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