Market People Magazine

A message from Roger Oldham - Editor, Market People Magazine

Despite these most exceptional times, I do hope you and your family are safe and well. It’s a fact that nobody would have imagined that a year later, professionals who usually find themselves in the glass and stainless steel offices within EC3, would still be working from their home offices and dining room tables. However, despite these challenges, the insurance market has once again proved it’s resilience and has demonstrated that we can adjust.

Over the last 12 months, LMForums has continued to provide a platform for the Market, to come together to learn, network and collaborate. For many professionals, our Practice Groups and Summits have provided a valuable channel to maintain the connectivity with the marketplace, that is the bedrock of our community. The discussions we’ve hosted on our various Groups has given us a clear insight into how Market companies have responded to this crisis, ranging from their technology and process response to the new ways that they are interacting with their clients and trading partners. If you’re not already part of our network, then do join us today at - there’s never been a more important time to stay connected and informed.

We hope you enjoy reading this Special Edition of the Market People Magazine, where we are celebrating International Women’s Day. One of the most noticeable successes in recent times has been the appointment of Kamala Harris, as the first ever female Vice President. We thought we’d commission a piece talking about the Vice President’s journey to office. We’ve also assembled some great content from other very interesting contributors, covering everything from IT and change to nutrition and healthy living. We hope you enjoy this edition and we also hope to see you in person very soon.

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.