Rivals Ride Rising Rates as Lloyd’s Abandons Some Ship Insurance

By Carolyn Cohn, Jonathan Saul and Suzanne Barlyn LONDON/NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - Rivals to Lloyd's of London are riding a rising tide of marine insurance rates, leaving the 330-year-old market behind after it jettisoned sections of its oldest line of business last year. Premiums for marine insurance, which until 2018 had fallen for years due to rising competition … [Read more...]

London Marine Insurers to Meet After Ship Attacks in Middle East

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) - London's marine insurance market will meet on Thursday to assess whether it needs to change the risk level for vessels in the Gulf after an attack on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, a senior official said on Wednesday. Such a move could lead to an increase in insurance premiums. On Tuesday, armed drones … [Read more...]

Lloyd’s of London Plots New Course as Storm Clouds Gather

By Carolyn Cohn and Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurer of seafaring vessels, is facing its own perfect storm. Old-fashioned business practices, exposure to natural disasters, competition from rival centers and Brexit are all threatening Lloyd's reputation as the place to insure anything from ships to sculptures to soccer … [Read more...]