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Influencing change
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We’re enabling a vibrant City community without barriers for underserved and underrepresented groups

Boosting black and minority ethnic representation

Founded in 2018 by two Lloyd’s Underwriters fuelled by their lived experiences as minority professionals. Equity is a recruitment agency and network dedicated to addressing under-representation in the Insurance industry and the City by fostering vibrant communities and breaking down barriers.

We work with Insurers and City firms to connect our community of more than 10,000 students and professionals with firms through engaging events, incisive research, impactful mentoring, and active recruitment.

By generating a platform of opportunities for employers and employees to engage with one other we are creating a space that can reshape the landscape of talent when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

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Let’s talk about race

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Peter Jajua’s journey to a career in Insurance An internship in the summer of 2018 opened my eyes to the insurance sector and the opportunities…

Being the Sulaiman I am

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Being one of only a few people from an ethnic minority background is not indifferent to me. Originally from Harrow in North West London, I…

White, Black, Asian, Other

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I was born in London, but I have always been other. My parents are Iraqi Kurdish. They fled Kurdistan during the Gulf War and came…

Opening Lloyd’s closed ecosystem

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A discussion with Mark Lomas FCIPD, Head of Culture @ Lloyd’s Lloyd’s has set an ambition to boost ethnic diversity in the world’s oldest insurance…

Our mentorship
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Our mentorship programme sources mentors from our Partner firms and matches them with professionals and students looking to penetrate the industry or work on their professional development.

It’s a rewarding programme for both the mentee and the mentor which develops both skills and knowledge whilst leading to increased network connections and job opportunities.

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Our founding partners

Our partners

BMS

BMS is a dynamic, independent, global broker established in 1980, delivering specialist insurance, reinsurance, and capital markets advisory services.

CFC

CFC is a specialist insurance provider, pioneer in emerging risk and market leader in cyber. Our global insurance platform uses cutting-edge technology and data science to deliver smarter, faster underwriting and protect customers from today’s most critical business risks.

The culture powers their business and sets us apart. The staff are passionate, entrepreneurial and care deeply about the business and each other. This is complemented by a tangible sense of ownership, the business being 60% employee owned.

Fidelis

Fidelis MGU operates a diversified business model based on a four pillar strategy, being bespoke, (re)insurance, specialty and partnerships/fee income operating via three entities in Bermuda, London and Dublin. Fidelis employs a suite of robust underwriting controls, including a daily Underwriting and Marketing Conference Call (UMCC) to ensure superior underwriting, provide live market insights and help the business to react quickly to emerging opportunities.

The Fidelis Executive management team brings together 200+ years of cumulative experience in broking, underwriting, corporate and actuarial roles, as well as long-term client and broker relationships.

Lloyd’s

Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market.

With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers in more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress.

Backed by diverse global capital and excellent financial ratings, Lloyd’s works with a global network of over 4000 insurance professionals to grow the insured world—building resilience for businesses and local communities and strengthening economic growth around the world.

Marsh

Marsh McLennan is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. They’re 83,000 colleagues advise clients in 130 countries. With annual revenue of nearly $20 billion, they help corporate and public sector leaders navigate an increasingly dynamic environment through four market-leading businesses – Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Marsh and Oliver Wyman. Together, they address the most complex challenges of our time.

Scor

SCOR aims to be the reinsurance company of the future. In the context of an expanding risk universe, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from positive long-term trends in the reinsurance industry, including the progressive reduction of the protection gap in all markets across the world.

With over 50 years in the business of reinsurance, the Group’s vision and ambition are intact, and we have every confidence in our ability to continue to flourish as a solvent and profitable global reinsurer in the years ahead. We will continue to expand our offering, increase our efficiency, and constantly improve our tools, processes, and models, accelerating the use of new technologies and innovating products and services across the company.

For 50 years, our resilience has contributed to the protection and welfare of millions of people around the world. Our resilience means your resilience.

Sompo International

As a trusted, leading global provider of P&C commercial insurance, reinsurance and consumer insurance, Sompo International takes a personalized approach to providing solutions for the unique needs of our clients.

Our success is driven by our strong culture based in ethics and integrity. Our 9,000+ employees all believe that these core values drive our success, and that when relationships are held in the highest regard, anything can be accomplished.

At Sompo International, our ring is more than a logo, it is a symbol of our promise.

Tokio Marine Kiln

Tokio Marine Kiln is a forward-thinking international underwriting business which operates in the Lloyd’s and Company markets.

As part of one of the world’s largest insurance groups, Tokio Marine, it empowers its people around the world to protect customers against complex and ever-changing risks.

Tokio Marine Kiln has four underwriting teams focused on: Property & Casualty; Marine, Aviation & Special Risks; Accident & Health, Contingency & Equine; and Reinsurance, which are complemented by a first-class Claims team and an expert Risk Engineering service.