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Thursday, 13 March 2014, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Gresham and Defoe (underwriters): The Origins of London Marine Insurance

Dr Adrian Leonard

This lecture explores the astonishing history of marine insurance underwriting in London by reaching back to Lombard Street in the 1400s, revealing the underwriting activities of some well-known characters, explaining the origins of the Lloyd’s market, and shedding light on this critical industry’s 300 years of world leadership from London.

This lecture will be followed by a reception, sponsored by Z/Yen Group.

 

Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Financial History at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. His main research interests are in Marine insurance; seventeenth century British commerce, merchant communities and law; risk vs. uncertainty and their contribution to capitalist profit; the development and application of probability theory; Atlantic and East Indies trade and the East India Companies; commitment mechanisms in the context of new Institutional Economics.

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13 March 2014

Gresham and Defoe (underwriters): The Origins of London Marine Insurance
Dr Adrian Leonard

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