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ID Comment

ID Comment Company News

Ransomware (SynthEx/
ID Comment: Paying ransomware should be illegal

It only encourages the growth of the ransomware industry

London, England (Zoltan Gabor/
ID Comment: Covid-19 is a unique opportunity for London market reform

The London market is handling this crisis better than anyone might have predicted. It needs to take full advantage of the teachings on offer.

ID Comment: Covid-19 and the challenge of modelling exposures
Pandemic has created uncertainty regarding portfolio management and could exacerbate other catastrophe losses
Axel Bueckert/
ID Comment: Trade credit insurers must ensure coverage continuity

Failure of economy to cover will drive influx of trade credit claims


People Moves



Stockwatch Company News

Arrows down (200dgr/
Stockwatch: Arch shares tumble after $1bn note issue

Bermuda stocks underperform as Dolly forms and equity markets sink

Arrows up (eightshot studio/
Stockwatch: Fairfax climbs on CEO’s $150m vote of confidence

Canadian conglomerate gains 5% as market wobble weighs on insurance stocks

Arrows up (style-photography/
Stockwatch: Lancashire stock soars on capital raise

Lloyd’s firm is only one of Insurance Day’s selected stocks to have gained value in 2020

Stock market up (zhu difeng/
Stockwatch: Beazley revival continues as market extends rally

Lloyd’s heavyweight has gained 32% in three weeks


Legal Focus

Market News

Legal Focus: Understanding policy wordings key in Brazilian contracts
Legal Focus: Product risk and recall amid Covid-19 disruption
Legal Focus: New York moves to change BI rules

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Making complex issues simple

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Future at Lloyd’s

Lloyds Company News

Credit and political risk platform Dialogue selected for Lloyd's Lab

Fifth cohort is focused on insurtechs developing Covid-19 related solutions

Steve Heap/
Lloyd’s appoints country manager for Spain and Portugal

Jose Núñez to begin role on July 1

Coronavirus (Alex Yeung/
Lloyd’s outlines insurance response plan to Covid-19
Proposals would enable insureds to take out protection for Covid-19-related losses and include protections for different ‘black swan’ events
John Gomez/
Viewpoint: Political violence wordings are a serious matter

Industry must get its act together and both draft, and apply, contracts and wordings in the correct manner



Market News

Legal Focus: Luxembourg non-life insurance premiums soar on Brexit boost
Lloyd’s receives High Court approval for Part VII transfer
Re/insurers wary of the future as Brexit day passes



Coronavirus Company News

Shanghai container port
China renews policy to cut port fees

Latest data from China Ports and Harbours Association has shown signs of a pickup in port throughput last month

Many hands make light work in the push to digitalisation

Shipping’s slow trek towards digitalisation has been given a wake-up call by the pandemic; but to make the most of new technologies, companies should look outside their own windows to what is on offer elsewhere

Shipping social partners pledge co-operation on crew change crisis

‘In 40 years in the industry, I’ve never seen all stakeholders come together and this is unprecedented. This event will help us shape the future’ — shipping employers’ negotiator

Viewpoint: Private market innovation is essential to the development of a pandemic pool

A state-backed pandemic pool will undoubtedly help to mitigate the risk of civil unrest, but it will be down to the innovation and capacity of the private market to retain the bulk of the risk


Aon buys Willis

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