Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist and inventor. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely regarded as one of the most influential films of all time.
The movie was helmed by Stanley Kubrick, an American film director, producer and screenwriter widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema.
According to Arthur C Clarke, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to take out insurance with Lloyd’s to protect himself against losses in the event that extra-terrestrial intelligence was discovered before his movie, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was released.
Lloyd’s insurance refused.
You might agree with astronomer Carl Sagan who said “Lloyds of London missed a good bet.” given that there was no search being performed for extraterrestrial intelligence in the mid-60s, and the chances of accidentally stumbling on extraterrestrial intelligence in a few years’ period was extremely small.