Lloyd’s coverholder News

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 …

Neon Names AlphaCat’s Pritchard as Head of Property Reinsurance

Neon has appointed Nick Pritchard as head of Property Reinsurance. Pritchard initially will be based in Neon’s Bermuda office and will oversee the growth of Neon’s property reinsurance operations across both its Bermuda and London offices. The appointment will be …

Trade Credit Coverholder, Equinox Global, Names Jackson as Credit Analyst

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s coverholder specializing in trade credit insurance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Jackson as a credit analyst. Jackson is based in the London office and will work with the UK team. His appointment follows …

ICAT Syndicate 4242 & Neon Partner to Underwrite Large U.S. Property

ICAT Syndicate 4242 at Lloyd’s, a U.S. catastrophe-exposed property underwriter, and Neon, a specialist Lloyd’s underwriter, have partnered in a reciprocal capacity arrangement to bring additional per risk capacity to the Bermuda property direct & facultative (D&F) market. This strategic …

Advent Claims Launches Regulatory Compliant Platform for MGAs, Coverholders

Advent Claims, a division of Advent Insurance Management with claims operations in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, has launched a proprietary web-based claims management system for managing general agents (MGAs) and coverholders, called “Advantage.” Designed to capture all information …

Markel Buys Galleon Marine Insurance Agency, London-based MGA

Markel International has acquired Galleon Marine Insurance Agency, the London based MGA that specializes in marine professional indemnity and cargo liability business. Markel Capital Holdings today acquired the issued share capital of Galleon; details of the terms of the agreement …