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Smaller syndicates attempt to find their voice in 2020

The recent flurry of Lloyd’s run-offs has highlighted the need for smaller players to focus on their core strengths as sustainable profitability continues to prove elusive

Lloyds Market Modernisation

Electronic trading ‘must remain key priority’ for Lloyd's in 2020

Lloyd’s must not lose sight of need for electronic trading to help drive down cost of doing business, industry commentators say

Lloyds Market Modernisation

Viewpoint: Lloyd’s reforms will have an impact on M&A dynamics in London

Simplified methods to enable third parties to deploy capital at Lloyd’s and the ‘syndicate in a box’ concept provide viable alternatives to M&A for those looking to acquire a Lloyd’s platform
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Aviation market 'most challenging for years'

New capacity slows rate increases but market hardening with ‘every renewal negotiation hard fought’

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ID Comment Company News

Jon Hancock, performance management director, Lloyd
ID Comment: Lloyd's must ensure Hancock's departure does not blow its reforms off course
Jon Hancock has played a pivotal role in transforming Lloyd's over the past three years. The momentum must be maintained
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ID Comment: Lloyd’s toughened cyber stance brings renewed challenges for 2020

Cyber represents a challenge and opportunity for the market in the year ahead

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ID Comment: Victor syndicate launch highlights benefits of distribution scale in core US market
Syndicate 2288 is targeting 'underserved' clients in catastrophe-exposed areas of the US 
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Reform of private-public pools is essential to retain trust in insurance

Transforming the operating models of public-private enterprises is is vital to the credibility of the re/insurance industry as a whole

 

Companies House

Market Commentary

Cat Fund participation level rises again
Market manoeuvres in Florida disguise reinsurance trajectory
Reinsurance conditions remain good for US cedants

 

Stockwatch

Stockwatch Company News

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StockWatch: Beazley shares tipped to rise 26%
Lloyd’s giant is top performer in strong week for insurance stocks
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StockWatch: Argo revival continues

But Lloyd’s firms continue poor start to 2020

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StockWatch: Argo rises 3% after Voce truce
Lloyd's stocks have shaky start to the year 
Arch Capital head office, Bermuda
Arch was best-performing insurance stock of 2019

Investors in European groups and brokers were big winners in stellar year for equities

 

Legal Focus

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: What does the year ahead have in store for the industry?
Legal Focus: UK-EU deal on future relationship needs to go further than just equivalence
Legal Focus: Offshore energy claim tests policy wording

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Lloyd's: Meeting the challenges

Lloyds Company News

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Smaller syndicates attempt to find their voice in 2020
The recent flurry of Lloyd’s run-offs has highlighted the need for smaller players to focus on their core strengths as sustainable profitability continues to prove elusive
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Argenta syndicate hires Vibe team for casualty push
Hannover Re-backed Lloyd’s carrier hires 15-strong team led by Bradley Knight
Jon Hancock, performance management director, Lloyd
Jon Hancock to leave Lloyd's
Performance management director to depart later in the year
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Dale Underwriting launches A&H offering

Lloyd's carrier appoints former HDI Specialty duo to lead product 

 

Brexit

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: UK-EU deal on future relationship needs to go further than just equivalence
Focus: Redefining the MGA business model
EU financial services chief warns UK against deregulation

 

Digitalisation

Digitalisation Company News

Jason Sahota, chief executive, Charles Taylor InsureTech
Charles Taylor InsureTech chief exits
Jason Sahota leaves after more than four years in the role
Merger (Vector Draco/Shutterstock.com)
Atlas Financial strikes deal to sell Gateway unit
Insurtech firm Buckle to acquire underwriting unit and licences

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CFC acquires data enrichment insurtech
London-based MGA makes second purchase in six months
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Hiscox partners with CyberCube

Deal will allow Hiscox to stress test its book of business for cyber-related cat scenarios

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

CFC acquires data enrichment insurtech
Rise in uninsured losses makes cyber top risk concern in Asia-Pacific
Focus: Business interruption and cyber emerge as Africa’s top risk fears
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