Latest insights from Barbara Schurer, a Member of Lloyd’s since 1988, as well as contributors from around the market.
In 1987 Malcolm, my accountant, said: “Barbara, you never have any money but you have this other property – you should be a Name at Lloyd’s.” I was hooked.
I started underwriting in 1988 with Sedgwicks and I have not regretted a minute of being part of this exciting market place.
I had the great good fortune to be introduced in 1969 to Liliana Archibald, who in 1973 became the first lady broker formally admitted to the room, and I did what is now called an internship with her.
On my first day she told me that all the insurances her firm dealt with were international project and trade related…
The time is now to apply for the Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards 2018! Applications will be accepted from August 2018 to late September 2018.
For those who didn’t know the annual Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards recognise and celebrate the work of individuals in the market who fundraise or volunteer in their spare time, or who have been supported by a charity themselves.
As one of the three pillars of the City, along with the Bank of England and the Stock Exchange, Lloyd’s of London is one of many involved in the charitable efforts of central London – helping with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, engaging with the Business of Trust, Razed Roof and other endeavours.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is a hugely important institution, aiming to have ‘a transformational effect on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees and charities…
The selection process for this work experience was a little different, as I got this after a friendly conversation with an Underwriter, whereby I let him know I wanted to gain some experience in all aspects of insurance and he was more than willing to take me on for a week. He said he liked the way I interacted with people around me.
This is just a small sample of how kind people are in the insurance industry…
The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2017. Last year’s splendid event brought in over 1,000 attendees and raised a whopping £189,000.
Not to be outdone, this year’s event at London’s Guildhall attracted an astonishing 1,300 attendees.
Amazed at the number of Insurance Conferences that occur in a year, The Lime Street Guide team happily shares this story on the many marketing materials Barbara Schurer took home in her luggage last autumn.
We have covered three of these events. Starting in Monte Carlo where “The Lime Street Guide to Lloyd’s” was introduced in 2009…
In September the application process for internships opens, and all students rush to apply for the best internships. After making it through this stage you are then put on a rigorous interview process, and the best are selected. Out of the many who applied, three were selected per department.
So here I am now, in my suit, about to step into the huge world of insurance without a bit of experience.
As the insurance community prepares to celebrate 330 years of Lloyd’s in 2018, the Lime Street Guide takes a trip down memory lane to explore the market’s most surprising contemporary.
The journey takes us all the way across the Atlantic to a location I visited on a recent trip to upstate New York.
It’s time to shine a light on the musical life around Lloyd’s. The number of clubs and societies that connect people at Lloyd’s daily shows how much talent there is in the market.
We are very grateful to all those in the Lloyd’s community who give their free time voluntarily for the benefit of all of us.
On November 11, or the weekday closest, the annual Remembrance Day ceremony takes place at Lloyd’s.
This year, the day fell on Friday November 10, and hundreds of people gathered in the usual setting of the Underwriting Room to honour those who lost their lives in the First World War.
Ahlan wa sahlan! That is “welcome” to my Jordanian experience.
When I became a Name at Lloyd’s some 30 years ago, I did not realise people in the international insurance markets are travelling to far-flung destinations to keep up with developments in the market. Since then, I have been attending conferences around the world – which is how I ended up in Aqaba, a port on the Red Sea, right at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Peter Taylor has joined Barbara Schurer regularly on various conferences around the world. Peter has been involved in the London Insurance Market for some 45 years.
This time the journey led them Cologne where they were invited to the 14th Cologne Reinsurance Symposium by Professor Stefan Materne FCII.