Many of us, including insurance professionals are clueless when it comes to the ‘Lloyds of London’. Lloyd’s is the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance marketplace. Their philosophy is ‘sharing risk to create a braver world’. (www.lloyds.com).
However, here we bring your attention to a 1936 movie titled ‘Lloyd’s of London’.
When tweens Jonathan Blake and Horatio Nelson learn that sailors/pirates are planning to swindle an insurance company, they trek to London to warn the owners of “Lloyd’s Coffee-House.” Their news eventually results in a job with the company for Blake, who eventually becomes an owner of “Lloyd’s of London.”
Actors: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, F. Bartholomew.
Directed by: Henry King
Though Blake is a fictional character, the film, besides being a good action, provides an origin story to the venerable Lloyd’s of London.
Do watch this movie to understand the Lloyd’s of London and its contribution to United Kingdom and to the world.