We wish you merry (and prosperous) expansion plans

27/12/2017

While many of the respondents to our Christmas survey represent very large established companies, we also quizzed a few newer businesses, notably insurtech start-ups targeting the risk transfer space (...)

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Punching above their weight

22/12/2017

It's taken something of a Herculean effort to get Barbican CEO David Reeves, chief underwriting officer Mark Harrington and chief operating officer John Godfray in the same room at the same time for their interview with this magazine (...)

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A slick claims operation

01/12/2017

When Barbican Insurance Group received notification of a claim relating to the cleanup of an oil spill, the claims team was in no doubt that speed was of the essence. There are few incidents that require a more rapid response than an oil spill. On 18 July 2016, an oil leak was spotted in a flow line at a saltwater disposal facility owned by an oil and gas company (...)

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Drama on the high sees

01/12/2017

When a sailor capsized on a solo voyage around the world and was forced to abandon his 13-metre, self-built sail yacht, he put a tracker on it so it so he could come back and salvage it. Thanks to his Lloyd’s insurer’s prompt claims pay out, he was able to find it and bring it back to shore.

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Barbican Insurance Group: Growing against the grain

29/11/2017

After an eventful first decade, Barbican Insurance Group has ambitious growth plans and is set on breaking into the Lloyd’s top 15 over the next two years, irrespective of market conditions. This is entirely realistic, the firm’s senior management say (...)

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Some 76% of respondents said market-changing disruption is 'very likely' or 'inevitable' over the next 10 years

28/11/2017

Some 76% of respondents said market-changing disruption is 'very likely' or 'inevitable' over the next 10 years (...)

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76% expect London re/insurance market to be disrupted in coming decade

28/11/2017

Barbican Insurance Group, the London-based specialty re/insurance player, is to research and explore trends that will influence and drive the future of the London insurance and reinsurance market (...)

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Majority of London market fear Amazon-type firm will heavily disrupt them

28/11/2017

A survey of the London market revealed 60 percent expect the market to be either ‘greatly’ or ‘very’ disrupted by external companies such as Amazon, Google and Tesla over the next ten years (...)

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Barbican commissions “next ten years” London market study

28/11/2017

Lloyd’s insurer Barbican has celebrated its ten-year anniversary (23 November) by commissioning a year-long study into how the London market may evolve over the next decade (...)

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Lloyd’s gives ‘in principle’ approval to Barbican sponsored Toa Re SPA

31/10/2017

Japan-based Toa Reinsurance Company (Toa Re) and Barbican Insurance Group said on Oct. 27 that they have received ‘in principle’ approval from the Lloyd’s Franchise Board to establish Toa Re Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA 6132) to be backed exclusively by Toa Re(...)

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