Lloyd's and the London Market: The march of globalisation

London has been – and hopefully will continue to be – synonymous with insurance for many centuries. When the London Market opens its doors to the world each morning, Australia has been awake for hours and the US will remain asleep for many more. This is the world we inhabit, one where markets flow across borders, trade has no barrier and time possesses no real meaning. This is globalisation, and the London Market is fighting a global revolution poised to overturn its very existence. It is time to act.

For Post’s third research project of 2016, Michèle Bacchus asks Lloyd’s and London Market players for their views on globalisation, diversity and the future of the market.

Topics covered:
• The London Market in figures.
• The journey towards private capital.
• How the London Market is organised.
• Attitudes towards globalisation.