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Auction Newsletter No 1 for 2019

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Lloyd's Capacity Auctions 2019 - Auction Newsletter No 1

14 October 2019

Welcome to the first issue of the Auction Newsletter for the 2019 auction season. 

The Auction Office anticipates publishing an auction newsletter every Monday throughout the auction season and on other dates as and when appropriate. 

All auction newsletters, disclosures, results, timetable, rules and guides are available on the website. The following link will take you to the Auction homepage:

Auction Dates for 2019

  • Auction 1:   Wednesday 23 October / Thursday 24 October
  • Auction 2:   Wednesday 30 October / Thursday 31 October
  • Auction 3:   Wednesday 6 November / Thursday 7 November 

Changes to the Bid Submission times

The Auction system will be open to receive bids during the following extended hours:

Day 1 – 9am until 2pm

Day 2 – 9am until 2pm 

Relevant information - Disclosure notification to the Auction Office 

  • Deadline to submit a Disclosure pre-Auction 1 is midday Monday 21 October
  • Deadline to submit a Disclosure pre-Auction 2 is midday Monday 28 October
  • Deadline to submit a Disclosure pre-Auction 3 is midday Monday 4 November

Managing agents are reminded that Auction Rule 20(4) imposes an obligation on managing agents to disclose relevant information promptly to the members of your syndicate. The release of relevant information immediately prior to, or during an auction, could result in a false market and will therefore always be investigated.

Your attention is also drawn to paragraph 9.7 in the Capacity Auctions and Bilateral Arrangements 2019 Explanatory Guide which mentions that “The Auction Office will accept disclosures up to noon on the penultimate working day before an auction starts”. 

In addition, disclosures are centrally held on and available to view via the link below. An electronic version of the completed prescribed disclosure template must be sent to the Auction Office via email. A copy of the template is available to download from the website at:

In all cases the completed disclosure template should be sent to the following email address:

N.B. The Auction Office is unable to accept disclosures in any form other than that described above. 

The Auction Office will arrange for all disclosures to be posted to the designated page on the website. 

No disclosure notices have been posted on the website to date. 

All disclosure notices can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Administrative matters 


Reminder - Auction bids can be made to 2 decimal places and as per the Auction Rules 2019 paragraph 8 (6), the minimum Floor Limit and minimum Subscribers’ Premium is 0.10p per £1 of capacity.

Managing agent syndicate results

Managing agents will receive a feed of auction results as they affect their own syndicate after each auction. Please ensure that the following information is supplied to the Auction Office by Friday 18 October 2019:

Agent code, agent name, syndicate number(s) and contact email address.

Confirmation is required from compliance officers that staff requesting this information are entitled to receive it.

All results report

A report detailing all successful auction bids, bilateral arrangement and interaction results will be available after each auction. If you require a copy, please email your request to the Auction Office by Friday 18 October 2019.

Pre-emptions / De-emptions

A report detailing pre-emptions & de-emptions agreed by the Lloyd’s Performance Management Directorate will be published with Auction Newsletter No2.

This is solely for information purposes only. An electronic file will be forwarded by Member Services to members’ agents notifying them of the necessary capacity figures to be applied to their systems.

Auction System access

Access to the Auction system has now been granted to authorised persons included on the Issuers Form A.

A user manual is available if required and can be forwarded on request; please e-mail the Auction Office if you require a copy.

Prior to the first auction please ensure all authorised persons can successfully login to the auction system using the following link:

Privacy Notice 

Lloyd’s is required to process personal data relating to the individual members who participate in the Auctions to run the process in accordance with the 2019 Auction Rules. A copy of the Market Services Privacy Notice can be accessed using the following link:

Auction Official 

The auction official for 2019 is Peter Spires, General Counsel.

Auction Office contact details