Find out more about the syndicate application process.
Participating in the Lloyd’s market
Our unique insurance market has an unrivalled concentration of specialist underwriting expertise. We want the best talent amongst global, regional, small and entrepreneurial businesses looking to grow their market share, access new business opportunities and benefit from our internationally recognised brand.
Find out more about why you should join Lloyd’s as a syndicate, managing agent or capital provider.
What are my options?
There are multiple ways you can participate in the Lloyd’s market. Find out which is the best choice for you.
“I want to establish a Lloyd’s underwriting business leveraging my resources, distribution and capital.”
An opportunity to develop an underwriting business at Lloyd’s.
Special Purpose Arrangement
“I want to partner with an existing syndicate to develop my business.”
A syndicate that provides reinsurance capacity to an existing syndicate.
Syndicate in a box
“I want to test a new and innovative business at Lloyd's.”
An opportunity to establish an initial 3 year market facing syndicate that delivers innovation, new technology and disruption.
“I want to underwrite my own risks, or risks that I partially control, at Lloyd's.”
A syndicate that provides coverage for a group’s first and related third party risks.
“I want to manage a syndicate and determine all matters related to underwriting.”
A UK regulated company that is responsible for the management, oversight and governance of one or more syndicates.
Syndicate application process
Contact the Lloyd's New Entrants team
Qualitative and quantitative submission
Business Opportunities Committee
Detailed plan presentation
Our highest governing body provides in-principle approval
Making it Happen
Deliver the operational and administrative aspects
Permission to Underwrite
Final formal approval and launch
See more detail about the syndicate application process and our guidance on each step.