London Market Group forms market services body

LIMOSS has been established to source and manage the portfolio of market services which the London insurance market has built as it modernises its processes, with several of those involved commenting on how the group could foster modernisation in the London Market. “Modernisation is one of the four London Markey Group workstreams, and is focused on making London an easier place to do business,” Chris Beazley, CEO of LMG, said of the foundation. “The market services that will deliver on this goal need a professional organisation to source and manage them, and LIMOSS will provide just that.” David Bendle, COO of Chaucer and chairman of LIMOSS added to this: “As the London Market moves from building market services through the London Market Target Operating Model (LMTOM) to running them for the benefit of carriers and brokers, it needs a single permanent team to define and execute its sourcing strategy, oversee the services, manage the service providers and liaise with carriers and brokers. “We are delighted to have Patrick on board to build and lead the team,” added Bendle. “His thirty years’ experience of insurance IT and business process services, as well as his time with CSC where he oversaw the acquisition of Xchanging, is invaluable in establishing LIMOSS and shaping how it can source and operate these key market services.” Molineux also commented on the launch that; “The market services which the London Market has and will develop offer a tremendous opportunity for London to lead the world in commercial insurance and re-insurance technology, as well insurance product innovation. Automation of basic processes and the connection of diverse systems will free London’s insurance experts to focus on the value-adding activities such as face-to-face negotiation that make London unique. Whether the services are around placing, data or messaging, LIMOSS’s objective is build a team with the right skills to get the best from service providers and deliver a high quality service to the brokers and carriers for whom these services will be increasingly important.”

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