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London Market Analysis


Briefing: Lloyd’s results revealed a big Covid-19 hit, but under the surface things may be looking healthier for the market

The Covid-19 pandemic forced Lloyd’s half-year COR up to a highly unprofitable 110.4%, but underneath, a disciplined approach to underwriting could be setting them up for a return to profit in 2021 By insight editor Matt Scott

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Delegated authority agreements: What are the red flags and long-term fixes?

Delegated authority agreements have become a bread-and-butter staple for many insurers. Insurance Times takes a look at the pitfalls to be wary of, the questions insurers should be asking and how to ensure these arrangements are successful

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Lloyd’s John Neal reflects on ‘huge impact’ of pandemic but commends market’s achievements

Lloyd’s of London boss says that it’s important to get plans right for 2021 and not undo all the good work the market has done in previous years

Simon Matson

‘Keen to make acquisitions’ – Gallagher chiefs discuss M&A strategy

Gallagher has a strong balance sheet and a track record of buying UK brokers. Gallagher UK underwriting and broking boss, and M&A head Olly Homer, discuss acquisitions. The duo insist a strong cultural fit is paramount in making a deal.