Lloyd’s coverholder News

Nexus Acquires D&O and Financial Institutions MGA Apsley Specialty

Independent specialty managing general agent Nexus Group announced it has completed the acquisition of Apsley Specialty Ltd., a registered Lloyd’s coverholder. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2012, Apsley Specialty is a London-based specialist directors & …

Volante Launches Nordic-Focused MGA, Bridge Underwriting, Led by QBE’s Lindberg

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Bridge Underwriting AB, a Stockholm-based specialist underwriting MGA. Bridge Underwriting, which will begin underwriting in March, will offer relevant lines sizes …

Ryan Specialty Group Launches Latin America MGA, Capital Bay Underwriting

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has launched a Latin American-focused managing general underwriter, Capital Bay Underwriting, based in Miami. Capital Bay’s central emphasis is financial lines re/insurance products for financial institutions and commercial entities across Latin America and the Caribbean. Capital …

Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

Volante Global to Launch in Q1 2018 as Multi-Class International MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, will launch and commence trading during Q1 2018, subject to Lloyd’s coverholder approvals where appropriate. Volante is a UK-headquartered global underwriting MGA which will underwrite specialist …

MGA Chord Re Launches as Specialty Reinsurer, Writing on Behalf of Neon

Chord Re, a new underwriting vehicle established by Stefan Long, formerly head of Aspen Re London, has launched operations on Nov. 6. Chord Re expects to both structure and lead programs in specialist classes and will initially underwrite on behalf …

Neon Launches Marine Joint Venture in Italy

Neon announced the launch of an underwriting operation in Italy with Cambiaso Risso, a leading Italian marine broker who will have a minority shareholding in the venture. Based in Genoa, Neon Italy will initially target hull and cargo business placed …

Neon Taps Boorman from Probitas Syndicate 1492 as Head of Financial Lines

Neon has appointed Charles Boorman as head of Financial Lines and Ian West as director of Major Client Relations. Boorman brings 25 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Probitas Syndicate 1492 as head of Financial Lines. Prior …

Lloyd’s Coverholder, Arma Underwriting, Launches in Dubai with MENA Focus

Asta, the Lloyd’s third party managing agent and specialist MGA investor, announced that Dubai-based Arma Underwriting Ltd. has received full approval from all regulators and commenced operations last month. Asta-backed Arma is an approved Lloyd’s coverholder that writes multi-line re/insurance …

Lloyd’s MGA, CFC Underwriting, Launches Cyber Incident Response App

CFC Underwriting, the London-based specialist lines underwriting agency, announced the launch of a new cyber incident response application. The app allows policyholders to notify a claim with a click of a button and receive specialist support from CFC’s global cyber …