London is still considered as the world's insurance and reinsurance center. But no professional reinsurance company is owned by UK shareholders - the Germans, Swiss, Americans and French dominate. Lloyd's has ceased to be a members-only organization and now franchises its brand to insurance companies from all over the world. Some syndicates are still UK-owned. London is the home of the Institute of London Underwriters and the London Underwriting Centre.
What makes the "London Market" different?
Can London maintain its pole position in the 21st Century?
Robert Woodthorpe Browne
Robert Woodthorpe Browne is a Reinsurance Broker and Consultant specializing in Central and Eastern Europe and Third World countries. He is director of Robert Browne & Partners Ltd, and was from 1979 to 1995 a Member of Lloyd's.
Robert Woodthorpe Browne is also an active member of the Liberal Democrats, which he has been a member of since his school days. As well as standing for the Lib Dems in various general elections and by-elections, Browne has held a number of posts within the Liberal Democrat or related organizations, including Chairman of the Parliamentary Candidates Association from and Chairman of Liberal International (British Group).