2019 starts strongly for e-placement across the market

May 13th, 2019: The Board of PPL today released the market-wide data for risks placed electronically during the first quarter of 2019. One hundred percent of syndicates at Lloyd’s reported under the mandate, and figures for almost all IUA companies signed up to PPL have also been analysed. The target for this quarter was to have placed 40% of in scope risks through electronic placement. In total, 78,000 risks have been bound electronically.

 

Lloyd’s
Syndicates accepted 45% of in scope risks
80 % of syndicates met or exceeded the target
11% did not reach the target and 9 % reported that they had no in scope risks during the period
International Underwriting Association
IUA companies signed up to PPL accepted an average of 32 % of in scope risks
38% of IUA companies measured met or exceeded the target.
Lloyd’s syndicate adoption table - full list here on www.londonmarketgroup.co.uk
The top five syndicates are:

Liberty Managing Agency Limited 4472

Allied World Managing Agency Limited 2232

Pembroke Managing Agency Limited 1947

Capita Managing Agency Limited 1492

Newline Underwriting Management Limited 1218

Bronek Masojada, Chair of the PPL Board said: “2019 has seen a strong start for e-placement across the market. We have had a sharp increase in the numbers of brokers signing up and risks bound across all lines of business have risen this quarter. Nevertheless, the rate of growth is flattening and we cannot afford to get complacent if we want to reap the benefits of time and resource everyone has invested so far.

“The key to continued progress will be the market working as a team, with collaboration and participation of all the market firms, both brokers and underwriters. This will ensure that any operational issues are resolved, key business partners are brought on board and the platform continuously improved.”

John Neal, Lloyd’s Chief Executive, added: “Simplifying access and lowering the costs of doing business at Lloyd’s are central to our strategy to build the future at Lloyd’s. The fact that the numbers of syndicates and their levels of activity in electronic placement are growing every quarter is evidence that we have the foundations in place to reshape the market into a future-focused and highly responsive platform which provides better value and support to the changing and diverse needs of our global customers.”

Dave Matcham, Chief Executive of the IUA, commented: “IUA members are continuing to support the roll out of PPL and in the first quarter we have seen a number of new affiliate companies signing up to the platform. Having been established for Brexit purposes these may not yet be fully operational whilst other areas have seen a natural drop from the large amounts of year end business placed during the fourth quarter. There is, however, a strong desire to see the platform fully utilised from quote to bind in order to secure maximum benefits.”

Christopher Croft, CEO of LIIBA, said: “Brokers are embracing e-placement with increasing enthusiasm and we are seeing that reflected in the number of broking businesses who have signed up. We are also seeing more risks placed by more brokers across more risk classes – all strong evidence that electronic placement is being adopted more widely. The top four brokers now only account for 42% of all risks placed - a clear indication that there is much greater traction across all sections of the market.”

For more information please contact:

Caroline Wagstaff, Luther Pendragon  |  Tel: 020 7618 9158