Founded in a coffee house in 1688, Lloyd’s of London has become the world’s marketplace for underwriters to pool and spread specialist risk. In 2020, over 100 syndicates wrote £35.5 billion of gross premiums on business produced Lloyd’s brokers.
Lloyd’s of London needed a mechanism to enable its members to trade capacity and rebalance their insurance risk. Lloyd’s identified auctions as offering a transparent, open market model for efficient trading, which would allow both Lloyd’s of London and its members to maximise value and transparency. The need to develop a digital insurance marketplace aims to replace a largely manual process.
NovaFori was selected for this project as the complexity of Lloyd’s market required specialist auction and insurance expertise. Working systematically to understand the specific complexities of the insurance market and the trading of risk capacity, NovaFori’s solution provided an efficient and fair mechanism for trading members. Our capacity auction is an auction with more than one possible winner. It allocates supply and demand by aggregating the market's needs and delivering the price at which the market settles (i.e. the most capacity can be placed at the highest possible price).