Welcome to the second issue of Market People Magazine, the official publication of LMForums, the networking and thought-leadership group for the London Insurance Market. Our first issue was warmly received by the whole insurance community, so we hope you enjoy this edition.
We appointed some amazing journalists to bring you features on the impact of Brexit on the EC3 community, how the spate of merger and acquisition activity is shaping our landscape and we look at how blockchain is promising to disrupt our conventional model.
We are also delighted to have contributions from insurance professionals from the Market, such as Paul Willoughby, Head of Innovation and Infrastructure at Beazley and Erik Johnson from the Inclusion@Lloyd’s Committee. Do also read the fascinating article from our own Oscar Padilla on the challenges and opportunities of finding the right role in the London Market.
In our lifestyle section, we look at new approaches to staying well, the return of supersonic flights and we take a look at the often overlooked South American magical destination of Cartagena. Do look out our coverage from the 2017 Market People Awards - see all the winners.
We invite practitioners from our Market to contribute to this exciting publication, so do get in touch if you would like to write for future editions. As the name of this magazine suggests, this is a publication written by Market people for Market people and we hope you enjoy it.
Any insurance practitioner is welcome to join London Market Forums, without charge, and attend our numerous educational and thought provoking sessions, as well as our social drinks gatherings. It's a great place to keep in touch with news, hear from leading speakers and expand your network in a marketplace where the power of face to face relationships is as important now as it was when Edward Lloyd's opened his coffee house in 1686.
We hope you enjoy this magazine, produced especially for the people of the London Insurance Market.