326 years of Lloyd’s

Lloyds’ deputy chair­man Paul Jar­dine will en­lighten del­e­gates at the 2014 In­sur­ance Con­fer­ence about the Lloyd’s of to­day and to­mor­row, but for those who aren’t fa­mil­iar with the rich his­tory of this mar­ket, it is worth re­flect­ing on.

RISKSA Magazine - - CONTENTS - Christy van der Merwe

Lloyds’ deputy chair­man Paul Jar­dine will en­lighten del­e­gates at the 2014 In­sur­ance Con­fer­ence about the Lloyd’s of to­day and to­mor­row, but for those who aren’t fa­mil­iar with the rich his­tory of this mar­ket, it is worth re­flect­ing on.

Lloyd’s South Africa will be host­ing ‘ Meet the Mar­ket’ in the Hall of Trea­sures at Sun City. Giv­ing del­e­gates the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence a recre­ation of the fa­mous Lloyd’s un­der­writ­ing room, and an arte­facts dis­play of trea­sures, in­clud­ing fea­tures like The Bea­tles poli­cies, and Napolean Bon­a­parte’s pol­icy.

Cast your mind back 326 years, to 1688 – this was where it all started, at a cof­fee house in Tower street in Lon­don. It was one of about 80 cof­fee houses in the city, where en­trepreneurs and mer­chants gath­ered for busi­ness. This one, owned by Edward Lloyd, be­came the place where sailors, mer­chants and ship own­ers

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