fine art insurance News

Agent’s California Senate Bid Driven by Need for Better Representation

Tom Pratt, an insurance agent who specializes in procuring fine art coverage in a rural Northern California community, has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. By day he is an insurance agent. In his spare time, …

XL Catlin Taps Coladon from The Guaranty as Fine Art & Specie U/W in Canada

XL Catlin has appointed Farzina Coladon as underwriter, fine art and specie (FAS) in Canada. Coladon is responsible for underwriting fine art, jewelers block and general specie insurance across Canada. Based in Toronto, Coladon, joined on Nov. 6 and is …

Hiscox Leads New $1B Fine Art Consortium, in Collaboration with Ascot

Hiscox announced it has formed a new US$1 billion fine art consortium, the result of a collaboration with Ascot Underwriting. The $1 billion capacity consortium has been constructed specifically to streamline the process of placing large fine art risks within …

Brit Launches New Fine Art & Specie Offering

Brit Limited has launched a product for the fine art and specie sector. The product, Conexus, has been designed by Brit to combine cover for fine art and specie, property business interruption and general liability into a single policy. The …

Liberty Specialty Announces Specialty Lines and Fine Art & Specie Appointments

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Mike Gosselin to the role of chief underwriting officer for specialty, while also naming David Saillen as head of fine art & specie – Continental Europe. An industry veteran …

New York Art Gallery Settles Lawsuit Over Fake Rothko

Knoedler & Co, which before closing in 2011 was New York City’s oldest art gallery, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over an $8.3 million sale of a fake Rothko painting, just as its ex-president was preparing to testify at …

Ironshore Launches Hybrid Product for Fine Art Losses from Political Risks

Ironshore International has introduced a hybrid insurance product to protect against loss or damage of works of art in the care custody and control of Museums and Exhibition organizers, as well as personal fine art valuables and collections. Ironshore’s new …

Crystal, AIG Offer Conceptual Art Insurance for Private Clients

Crystal & Co., a strategic risk and insurance advisor, has partnered with AIG Private Client Group, a division of AIG, to create a new insurance product for private clients with conceptual art collections. Conceptual art is focused more on the …

AXA ART, Trident Insurance Partner to Offer Specialty Fine Art Coverages

Fine art insurance specialist AXA Art Americas Corporation (AXA ART) has formed a strategic business partnership with Trident Insurance Services, LLC, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. The relationship …

Ironshore Australia Launches Marine Unit to Cover Fine Art, Specie, Cargo Classes

Ironshore Australia has entered the fine art, specie and cargo insurance sectors in Australia through the creation of a new marine unit. Ironshore’s team will focus on underwriting a range of both static and transit fine art risks for Australian-based …