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Tokio Marine Group shifts TMK focus to Lloyd’s business

TMK’s UK insurance company, Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance (TMKI), and portfolios of UK property, liability, marine, and engineering risks currently underwritten through TMKI, will be placed into run-off. TMKI will stop accepting business from 1 July 2019, apart from Japanese accounts which will be unaffected until 1 January 2020 when they will be underwritten by TMK’s sister company Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC). The company will ensure an orderly run-off and that all policies and valid claims are properly serviced.

TMK remains the largest of Tokio Marine Group’s Lloyd’s businesses and will focus on developing its international specialist Property & Casualty; Reinsurance; Marine, Aviation and Special Risks and Accident & Health, Contingency & Equine portfolios through its three Lloyd’s Syndicates 510, 557 and 1880.

TMHCC will continue to build and enhance its specialty business through TMHCCI, Tokio Marine Europe and Lloyd’s Syndicate 4141 and its lines of business are unaffected by this reorganisation.

The decision underpins Tokio Marine Group’s strategy to develop and enhance its specialist businesses in the UK and Europe profitably and efficiently.

Charles Franks, CEO of Tokio Marine Kiln, said: “This reorganisation enables TMK to play to its strengths, ensuring increased focus and investment on our Lloyd’s business which has been operating since 1962. We will continue to pursue our strategy to grow our specialist classes profitably and efficiently, with the financial and global strength of Tokio Marine. We are committed to supporting our customers, brokers and employees through this change.”

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