Evertas, a crypto-asset insurance company based in Chicago, announced that it has received approval to become a Lloyd’s of London coverholder. Lloyd's of London, commonly known as Lloyd's, is a UK insurance market where members operate as syndicates to insure against risks of different businesses. Such approval will allow Evertas to significantly expand its offerings of insurance products designed to provide protection against the risks of theft and loss of custodial crypto-assets. Only 2-3% of global cryptocurrencies are currently considered to be insured. Therefore, serving as a Lloyd’s coverholder, Evertas will provide insurance capacity to crypto-asset investors.

Coverholders are speciality insurance providers, companies or partners authorized by Lloyd’s to write and issue policies covering risk in regions or industries requiring a high level of expertise. Evertas will serve as a coverholder at Lloyd’s to specifically cover digital wallet products. Therefore, the crypto company will use its unmatched expertise and depth of knowledge of risks in crypto-asset markets to service policies on behalf of Lloyd's syndicate member Arch Insurance, which acts as a sponsor of the Evertas coverholder application.

J. Gdanski, the CEO and Founder at Evertas, stated: “Our appointment as a Lloyd’s coverholder represents a vital new development for the crypto industry. The lack of insurance capacity plaguing this sector has hindered growth and liquidity by keeping many institutions from entering the market. The addition of the new capacity, which Evertas will offer as a Lloyd’s coverholder, will go down as an important milestone in the history of crypto.”

Meanwhile, Hank Watkins, the Regional Director and President of Lloyd’s in the Americas, added: “Our approval of Evertas’ coverholder application is an example of collaboration between Lloyd’s insurer Arch, Lloyd’s broker Marsh and their new distribution partner on an innovative solution aimed at facilitating the growth of an industry sector previously hindered by a lack of risk transfer options.”

Responding to Protection Gap in Insurance

Just like Evertas, in June last year, ICM.com, a global forex and CFD trading broker based in London, bolstered the protection of its clients’ insurance covers by bringing all client funds under the protection of up to £5 million ($6.23 million). The new insurance was underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s major insurance organizations. ICM’s Civil Liability Insurance Programme provides clients with compensation under claims made against financial losses caused from fraud, negligence, omission, error and the failure to perform their activities or services for up to £5 million. Furthermore, other brokers in the UK and in Europe provide various levels of protection depending on their programs.

Evertas, a crypto-asset insurance company based in Chicago, announced that it has received approval to become a Lloyd’s of London coverholder. Lloyd's of London, commonly known as Lloyd's, is a UK insurance market where members operate as syndicates to insure against risks of different businesses. Such approval will allow Evertas to significantly expand its offerings of insurance products designed to provide protection against the risks of theft and loss of custodial crypto-assets. Only 2-3% of global cryptocurrencies are currently considered to be insured. Therefore, serving as a Lloyd’s coverholder, Evertas will provide insurance capacity to crypto-asset investors.

Coverholders are speciality insurance providers, companies or partners authorized by Lloyd’s to write and issue policies covering risk in regions or industries requiring a high level of expertise. Evertas will serve as a coverholder at Lloyd’s to specifically cover digital wallet products. Therefore, the crypto company will use its unmatched expertise and depth of knowledge of risks in crypto-asset markets to service policies on behalf of Lloyd's syndicate member Arch Insurance, which acts as a sponsor of the Evertas coverholder application.

J. Gdanski, the CEO and Founder at Evertas, stated: “Our appointment as a Lloyd’s coverholder represents a vital new development for the crypto industry. The lack of insurance capacity plaguing this sector has hindered growth and liquidity by keeping many institutions from entering the market. The addition of the new capacity, which Evertas will offer as a Lloyd’s coverholder, will go down as an important milestone in the history of crypto.”

Meanwhile, Hank Watkins, the Regional Director and President of Lloyd’s in the Americas, added: “Our approval of Evertas’ coverholder application is an example of collaboration between Lloyd’s insurer Arch, Lloyd’s broker Marsh and their new distribution partner on an innovative solution aimed at facilitating the growth of an industry sector previously hindered by a lack of risk transfer options.”

Responding to Protection Gap in Insurance

Just like Evertas, in June last year, ICM.com, a global forex and CFD trading broker based in London, bolstered the protection of its clients’ insurance covers by bringing all client funds under the protection of up to £5 million ($6.23 million). The new insurance was underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s major insurance organizations. ICM’s Civil Liability Insurance Programme provides clients with compensation under claims made against financial losses caused from fraud, negligence, omission, error and the failure to perform their activities or services for up to £5 million. Furthermore, other brokers in the UK and in Europe provide various levels of protection depending on their programs.