For over 40 years, Lloyd’s has worked to strengthen the dynamic insurance market in China.
After decades providing offshore reinsurance capacity to the local market, Lloyd’s proudly opened its first representative office in Beijing in 2000. In 2007, Lloyd’s established a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai – Lloyd’s Reinsurance Company (China) Limited In 2010, the corporate name was changed to Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Limited (Lloyd’s China) with the license extended by CIRC to include non-life direct insurance in the headquarter of Shanghai In February 2015, Lloyd’s China Beijing Branch was officially opened. Under the new branch license, Lloyd’s China is able to extend non-life insurance businesses nationwide.
Lloyd’s China can conduct non-life insurance and reinsurance business inside China and international reinsurance as well. Lloyd's China obtained the CIRC's approval in September 2014 to increase registered capital to RMB 1 billion (US$ 162.8 million), so Lloyd’s China is now in the position to lead on treaties.
Lloyd’s China provides participating Lloyd’s syndicates a platform with which to access the Chinese (re)insurance market via the relevant underwriting division within Lloyd's China. Risks can either be written 100% by one underwriting division or as subscription business to pool underwriting capacity amongst divisions. Access to Lloyd’s underwriters means that Lloyd’s China can offer world-class underwriting expertise in a wide range of business classes.
Currently, there are 15 active syndicates managed by 12 managing agents on Lloyd’s China platform. Please see the Underwriting Division profiles for further information.
All the business underwritten by Lloyd’s China is fully protected by the Chain of Security at Lloyd’s; thus Lloyd‘s China enjoys the Lloyd’s market rating of AA- (Fitch Ratings), A+ (Standard & Poor’s) and A (A.M. Best).