A unique insurance market with 300 years of expertise where individual specialist underwriters provide insurance for everyday and complex risks. It is based in London and also markets services and expertise in countries where its approach to risk management can assist rapidly growing economies. Asia is a market of considerable importance to the Lloyd's market, where it has been underwriting reinsurance risks, in particular, for many years. Through the Lloyd's Asia platform in Singapore, Lloyd's China in Shanghai and a network of licences across the region, Lloyd's is building its participation in the Asian insurance marketplace.