17 October 2014

Seminar to map partnership between geographers and insurers

The close relationship between insurance and geography is to be explored in a seminar at Lloyd’s this week given by the Royal Geographic Society (RGS).

Dr Rita Gardner, director of the RGS will lead the event in the Old Library called Insurance and Geography: Partners in the World of Risk.

Dr Gardner said: “Geography is at the heart of understanding many of the challenges the world faces today. We are very pleased to be working with the LMA on this programme of events given the strength of the interface between geography and insurance”

The seminar marks the beginning of a new partnership between the Lloyd’s Market Association’s LMA Academy and the RGS.

The LMA’s educational arm, the LMA Academy, established the relationship having discovered through a market survey that there are a significant number of qualified geographers with insurance qualifications working for Lloyd’s managing agents in a variety of roles.

Other speakers are Dr Catherine Souch, head of research and higher education for the RGS, and Matt Foote, head of exposure and catastrophe management for Mitsui Sumitomo.

Ben Baker, head of the LMA Academy said: “We’re delighted to have been able to forge this new relationship with the RGS. This first masterclass will examine why insurance and geography are natural partners. Both are fundamentally concerned with the interaction between physical, social and economic processes and activities.”

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Notes to Editors

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Lloyd’s Market Association
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Adrian Beeby
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