History of LMI Group

For your interest, we provide below the key milestones of the LMI Group to date. 

1999 - 2004

  • Loss Management International Pty Ltd commenced operations - 25 February 1999
  • Purchase of our Melbourne (head office) building - February 2000
  • Developed first training program on Business Interruption - March 2000
  • Sydney hailstorm response - April 2000
  • First manual policy comparisons - May 2000
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (first edition) published - May 2002
  • Sydney bushfire response - December 2002
  • Opening of Sydney branch - March 2003
  • Canberra bushfire response - March 2003
  • Formation of Policy Comparison International Pty Ltd, providing online policy comparisons - March 2003
  • Opening of Brisbane office - July 2003
  • LMI PolicyComparison launched at NIBA conference - October 2003
  • Purchase of our Sydney office - November 2004
 2005
  • LMI PolicyCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach developments commenced - March 2005
  • Founder of LMI Group, Allan Manning, awarded Doctorate - May 2005
  • LMI Group Ltd opened in Christchurch, New Zealand - June 2005
  • FSR Licence granted - July 2005
  • All divisions and products brought together under LMI Group banner - September 2005
  • Understanding the ISR Policy (first edition) published - December 2005
 2006
  • It will Never Happen to Me (first edition) published - February 2006
  • Cyclone Larry response - March 2006
  • Launch of Australia-wide hotline:1300 LMI GROUP (1300 564 47687) - April 2006
  • LMI Group's 'No Tax On Insurance' campaign launched - April 2006
  • LMI ContinuityCoach launched - May 2006
  • Policy drafting and proof reading service commences - June 2006
  • Seaford Office (Victoria) opened - September 2006
  • Tonga riots response - November 2006
  • Gippsland bushfire response - December 2006
 2007
  • Opening of Adelaide office with Erik Kroon - January 2007
  • Opening of Jakarta, Indonesia office - February 2007
  • Response to Jakarta floods - February 2007
  • LMI BICalculator launched - May 2007
  • Response to Newcastle storm - June 2007
  • Purchase of our Brisbane office building - September 2007
  • LMI develop and introduce 20% Catastrophe uplift to Business Pack policies - October 2007
2008
  • Response to Mackay storm - February 2008
  • Response to WA gas crisis - June 2008
  • Launch of LMI PolicyComparison Essential IBANZ - August 2008
  • LMI BICalculator NZ launched - August 2008
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (fifth edition) published - November 2008
  • Opening of WA branch - December 2008

2009

  • Release of new LMI Group portal website - January 2009
  • LMI response to Victoria's 'Black Saturday' bushfires including the introduction of the CFA member emergency claim service - February 2009
  • LMI Media division launched - February 2009
  • Response to south east Queensland and Coffs Harbour storms - May 2009
  • LMI first to introduce 80% co-insurance into the Australian ISR as standard offering - May 2009.
  • Opening of Illawarra South Coast office with Derek Jorgensen - July 2009
  • Launch of technical advice line - August 2009
  • Release of LMI RiskCoach, providing underwriting and risk management information - September 2009

2010

  • Response to south east Queensland storms - February/March 2010
  • A tailored version of LMI ContinuityCoach, addressing the potential threat of a pandemic, launched for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia - March 2010
  • Response to flooding and storm damage in south east Queensland - March 2010
  • Launch of LMi Mobile Under-insurance Calculator, the world's first iPhone application for the insurance
    industry - March 2010
  • Response to storm damage in far north Queensland following Cyclone Ului - March 2010
  • Response to hail and storm damage in Perth and south west Western Australia - March 2010
  • Awarded AIMS Principal Partner status - March 2010
  • Apple grant LMI Group an app developers licence with first app released through iTunes - June 2010
  • Opening of Auckland office with Tony Howie - June 2010
  • LMI Group awarded Innovation of the Year 2010 at the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards - July 2010
  • LMI Group celebrates the removal of the Victorian Fire Services Levy, due in part to their NoTaxOnInsurance campaign - August 2010
  • Response to Christchurch earthquake - September 2010
  • Response to Victorian flooding - September 2010
  • LMI Group receives Gold Award for Knowledge Management from the actKM Forum - October 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director speaks at industry conference in Singapore, his fifth international conference for 2010 - November 2010
  • Response to NSW floods - December 2010
  • Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide (first edition) published - December 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director voted 12th most influential person in Australian risk insurance by
    InsuranceNews - December 2010

 2011

  • Appointment of Rex Manning-Voyce as State Manager WA - January 2011
  • LMI write first turnover based business interruption wording for all SME businesses. Policy released by AAMI and first policy sold within 1 hour of launch - January 2011 
  • Response to Queensland Floods - January 2011
  • Response to Victorian Floods - January 2011
  • Appointment of Claims Advantage to market LMI eServices in the UK starting with BIcalcultor - January 2011
  • Establishment of LMI On Line Broker Tools (Pty) Ltd in South Africa to market LMI eServices - January 2011
  • Reponse to Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland - February 2011
  • Response to Victorian storms - February 2011
  • Reponse to 2011 Christchurch earthquake - February 2011 
  • Response to Perth storms - March 2011
  • It May Happen to Me! - the essential guide to General Insurance published - April 2011
  • LMI launch BIcalculator.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Insurance Institute of South Africa's Annual Conference - July 2011
  • LMI Group's MD publishes What's Insurance? a children's book on insurance. - September 2011
  • LMI Group (NZ) Limited acquire permanent home at Suite Q, 85 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland - October 2011
  • Responded to Thai flooding - November 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Risk Management Institution of Australasia Conference - November 2011
  • Responded to latest Christchuch earthquakes - December 2011
  • Responded to Melbourne Christmas Day storms - December 2011
  • Responded to Cyclone Grant, Darwin - December 2011

2012

  • RA Cowen become the first subscriber to BIcalculator.co.uk from 1 January 2012.
  • Responded to flooding in Victoria - February 2012
  • Responded to New South Wales floods (Murrumbidgee River) - March 2012
  • LMI work with Victoria University to develop a Master of Insurance Law and Practice Degree. LMI MD, Dr Allan Manning appointed Adjunct Professor and Course Director - May 2012
  • LMI launch PolicyComparison.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2012
  • Zurich Insurance become the first UK insurer to subscribe to PolicyComparison.co.uk - August 2012
  • Owens McCarthy become agents for LMI eServices in Ireland - August 2012
  • Etana sponsor and obtain 1 year exclusive rights to BIcalculator in South Africa - August 2012
  • LMI's MD Professor Allan Manning awarded the inaugural Life Time Achievement Award by ANZIIF at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards - August 2012
  • LMI open sub-office in Chicago USA as forerunner of introducing our range of eServices into North America - August 2012.
  • LMI MD rated 12th most influencial person in insurance in Australia for the 3rd year running - December 2012.
  • LMI MD, Prof Allan Manning nominated for Australian of the Year - December 2012.

2013

  • LMI respond to Tasmanian bushfires - January 2013
  • Etana Insurance South Africa partner with LMI to deliver BIcalculator.co.za to South African Brokers - January 2013
  • LMI respond to Queensland floods - January/February 2013
  • LMI launch LMI eServices in Ireland - July 2013
  • LMI ClaimsComparison www.claimscomparison.com launched - 12 August 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Contract Reviews launched as an eBook - September 2013
  • LMI Legal launched  - 9 September 2013
  • LMI PolicyComparison releases version 2.1, a complete rewrite - 24 September 2013
  • LMI respond to NSW bush fires October 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Business Interruption released as an eBook in November 2013.
  • LMI Group MD, Prof Allan Manning again recognised as one of the most influencial people in insurance for the 4th year running by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

2014

  • LMI Group celebrate 15 years of service to the insurance and wider communities - 25 February 2014
  • LMI Forensic launched - 1 March 2014
  • LMI respond to flooding in Fiji - March 2014
  • Product Recall added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 15 July 2014
  • Gold Coast office opens - 1 September 2014 with Murray Rowley as Branch Manager
  • Tasmanian office opens - 8 September 2014 with Gary Price as State Manager
  • Cyber insurance added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 14 September 2014
  • ACT office opens in Canberra - 7 October 2014 with Georg Froeschl as Branch Manager 
  • Mannings Guide to Cyber Risk and Security published in eBook and soft cover versions - October 2014
  • LMI responds to Brisbane Hail Storm - November 2014
  • LMI's Managing Director Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 5th year running as one of the influencial leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

2015

  • LMI Legal opens Melbourne office - 5 January 2015
  • LMI respond to Cyclone Marcia Claims Queensland - February 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney and Newcastle superstorms - April 2015
  • LMI respond to Brisbane Storms - May 2015
  • LMI respond to South Australian Bushfires - December 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney Tornado - December 2015 

2016

  • Acquired 30% in The Financial Services School - January 2016
  • LMI's Managing Director Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 6th year running as one of the influencial leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine] - January 2016
  • LMI respond to storm losses in New South Wales and Tasmania - June 2016
  • LMI lauch eServices in Europe - June 2016
  • LMI respond to 2016 New Zealand Earthquakes - November 2016
  • LMI Sydney office expands with an additional 100sq of office space purchased at the St Leonards location - November 2016
  • LMI respond to Melbourne Storms - December 2016
  • Carter v Boehm - 250 years of Utmost Good Faith in Insurance by LMI Group MD, Allan Manning published - December 2016
  • LMI Managing Director acknowledged for 7th year in top 20 influencers of general insruance. [InsuranceNews the magazine]  - December 2016 / January 2017

2017

  • LMI eServices now officially in use 125 countries after first international broker group subscribe to LMI RiskCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach - January 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to storm losses in Victoria and New South Wales - January 2017
  • LMI BASIC, the Business Assets Sum Insured Calculator launched in London - 22 February 2017 
  • US Trade Mark granted for LMI "Flame" Logo - 27 March 2017
  • LMI RiskCoach on the Go app launched - 28 March 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to claims arising from Cyclone Debbie and her aftermarth - Queensland and New South Wales - March 2017
  • The US version of LMI BIcalcultor launched at the 2017 RIMS (Risk Insurance Managers Society) Conference, Philadelphia, 24 April 2017.