They might be bitter, but Lloyd's Names can never be accused of bearing their load without humour.
In the chatroom www.onelimestreet.com, one investor has written a quiz called "Who wants to be chairman of Lloyd's". To win, candidates must answer 15 insurance questions to advance from underwriter to agent, to council member and finally to the top as Lloyd's chairman.
The game, which is based ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, features tough questions. See how you fare with these two sample questions. Which of these is most closely identified with Lloyd's Names - losses, victims, cash calls or hardship? And who said: "if God had not meant for them to be sheared, he would not have made them sheep" - Robert Redford, Robert Hiscox, Sir Richard Cooper or Julia Roberts?