As one of the UK’s largest independent insurance brokers, with over 30 years’ experience, our reputation is second to none, so we can work with exclusive, niche insurers just as easily as the big names below.

What this means for you, is that we can select your cover from that provided by all of the most reputable and established insurers. In addition, our Lloyd’s broker status means that we can also seek out cover for special circumstances and risks that may previously have proved challenging to insure. Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance market. Unlike many other insurance brands, Lloyd’s is not a company; it is a market where members join together as syndicates to insure risks.

We know that the criteria that a big insurer might apply to large markets is not necessarily going to be the same for smaller speciality insurers, who may be prepared to underwrite to a different criteria, still perfectly responsibly, but just in pools of narrower focus.

acappella The Acappella Syndicate 2014 operates in the Lloyd’s market and is managed by Pembroke Managing Agency. Acappella started life as Special Purpose Syndicate 6110 in 2012 and became the first SPS in Lloyd’s history to convert to a standalone Syndicate in 2014. Acappella is now in its fifth year of operation with a capacity of £130m.
aegis AEGIS London’s roots lie in energy and a mutual insurance business in the US, but today they cover much more than energy. In just over a decade the company has diversified successfully into a wide range of classes traditionally written in the Lloyd’s market, and is recognised as a leader in many of the markets in which it now operates. AEGIS London is now one of the most diversified businesses within the Lloyd’s market.
aig American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organisation serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc.
allianz As an international financial services provider, Allianz offers over 75 million customers worldwide products and solutions in insurance and asset management.

Amlin underwrite more than 30 classes of business through three underwriting platforms: Syndicate 2001 at Lloyd’s, Amlin AG, Switzerland and Amlin Europe, The Netherlands. Their underwriting teams will help assess where risks can be most effectively placed.

amtrust AmTrust at Lloyd’s delivers high-quality bespoke solutions, backed by outstanding financial security for a wide range of risks in the UK and around the world.

Antares is an established independent Managing Agent at Lloyd’s, the world’s global insurance and reinsurance market of choice. They deliver a worldwide diversified range of Property, Casualty, Marine and Aviation underwriting services through their highly experienced team of underwriters.


Arch’s current operations were launched from an underwriting initiative in October 2001 to meet demand in the global insurance and reinsurance markets. The combination of their underwriting platform, their experienced management team and their strong capital base have enabled them to establish a prominent presence in the global insurance and reinsurance markets.

argo As Lloyd’s Syndicate 1200, ArgoGlobal specialises in writing worldwide property, marine, energy, aerospace, speciality and non-U.S. liability insurance.
aviva Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 34* million customers, across 16 markets worldwide. (*Before the deduction of overlapping customers.)

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 161,000 employees serving 103 million clients in 59 countries.

axis AXIS Syndicate 1686 offers specialty lines insurance and reinsurance for clients around the world. AXIS Syndicate 1686 was founded principally on the transfer of a well diversified and balanced portfolio of specialty lines business in which AXIS Insurance has an established reputation and solid track record of performance.

With a Lloyd’s stamp capacity of £290m for the 2016 year of account, Barbican’s products include marine, aviation and transport re/insurance, property re/insurance, energy and specialty lines including casualty reinsurance, contingency and media, cyber liability, healthcare liability, financial and professional lines and professional indemnity

beazley Beazley Furlonge Ltd, the Lloyd’s managing agency, was established in 1986 to underwrite specialist insurance products through Syndicate 623. After listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2002 and raising £150m, Beazley established Syndicate 2623 to underwrite in parallel with 623. Within these two syndicates all business is split 2623 (82%) and 623 (18%).
brit Brit is a market-leading global speciality insurer and re-insurer, focused on underwriting complex risks. They have a major presence in Lloyd’s of London, the world’s specialist insurance market provider, and a significant US and international reach.
cathedral Covering a wide range of insurance specialities, Cathedral’s underwriters are all market leaders in the areas in which they operate. Cathedral Underwriting Ltd is the Lloyd’s managing agent for Syndicates 2010 and 3010, both overseen by underwriter Richard Williams. Syndicates 2010 and 3010 of Cathedral have the full benefit of Lloyd’s worldwide licences enabling them to accept business from over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
cfc CFC Underwriting provides insurance to over 40,000 businesses in more than 60 different countries. Dealing with small firms and private contractors through to large global enterprises, they specialise in emerging risk, niche markets, specialty line and portfolio solutions.
the-channel-syndicate The Channel syndicate started underwriting in 2011, expanding and diversifying significantly since then. They work collaboratively with clients to meet their most complex insurance needs. They are supported by SCOR (the world’s fifth largest reinsurer, rated AA- by the leading international rating agencies). The SCOR Group writes premiums of £11bn, of which Property & Casualty is close to £5bn.
chaucer Dating back to 1922, Chaucer is an underwriting business that acts as a syndicate to Lloyd’s. Chaucer works out of Syndicate 1084, which covers marine and non-marine markets, and Syndicate 1176, a market leading insurer of nuclear risk. As a Lloyd’s insurer, Chaucer is able to protect clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, all of whom can benefit from the commitment of their parent company, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc, one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States.
chubb Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, after ACE Limited acquired the Chubb Corporation in January 2016. Operating in 54 countries worldwide, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.
cna CNA has more than 100 years of business insurance experience. With offices throughout the US, Canada and Europe, CNA specialises in managing risk for businesses in construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and many other industries.
cna-hardy CNA Hardy is a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, offering a highly specialised and comprehensive portfolio of innovative and market leading products.
covea Covea Insurance is a UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covea, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France and served over 11 million policyholders, generating over £17.2 billion in premiums in 2015.
endurance Endurance was founded in 2001 in Bermuda, specialising in property, catastrophe, reinsurance and excess coverage for large commercial insurance accounts. Since then, Endurance has diversified its locations, its product lines and its distribution channels, becoming a global provider of insurance and reinsurance products and services.
hcc HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is an international specialty insurance group with offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Ireland.
hiscox Hiscox is headquartered in Bermuda and is an international specialist insurer, underwriting a diverse range of personal and commercial insurance risks. They provide home insurance cover for over 60,000 homes in the UK and also provide extensive business insurance for more than 200,000 UK businesses. Hiscox London Market underwrites international businesses via the Lloyd’s insurance market.
igi Established in 2001, IGI has a worldwide portfolio including Energy, Property, Construction & Engineering, and Financial Institutions. IGI is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre and has operations in Bermuda, London, Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca.
liberty-specialty-markets First established in September 2013, Liberty Speciality Markets combines Liberty’s company, syndicate and reinsurance operations into one group. Their chief business units focus Commercial, Speciality and Reinsurance. Liberty is part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Fortune 100 company based in Boston.
markel Markel International is focused on looking after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders. They underwrite risks in their syndicates at Lloyd’s, in the London insurance company market and through their Brazilian reinsurance company.
mitsui As part of Lloyd’s, Mitsui’s main focus is on Property, casualty, aviation and marine insurance. It’s regional network covers the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
navigators The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international speciality insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies and operations at Lloyd’s. Navigators has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representative offices in China and Brazil.
nexus Founded in October 2008, the Nexus Group supports product offerings for Non Marine Property, Directors and Officers, Financial Institutions, Professional Indemnity, Trade Credit, Accident & Health, Employers Liability, Public Liability, Office protection and Accident & Health Term Life Assurance.
novae Novae is a property and casualty (re)insurance business operating through Syndicate 2007 at Lloyd’s. Established in 1986, the group consists of Novae Syndicates Limited, a Lloyd’s managing company, and Novae Insurance Company Limited, a UK insurance company.
qbe QBE Insurance Group is one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies, with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney. They employ more than 14,500 people in 37 countries.
RSA logo With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. Focusing on general insurance, RSA’s core markets are the UK and Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada with the capability to write business across the globe. They have around 13,500 employees across their core businesses and, in 2015, their net written premiums were £6.8 billion.
sompo-canopius Sompo Canopius AG is the global specialty lines platform of Sompo Holdings Inc., which has total assets of c.$90.5 billion. Domiciled in Zurich, Sompo Canopius AG underwrites a diversified portfolio of specialty lines business from its operations at Lloyd’s and around the world. The group operates in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Bermuda, US and Singapore.
tokio-marine Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurer writing from offices in the UK, Spain and Ireland. They have successfully developed a book of niche products ranging from Professional Indemnity, Energy, Marine Hull, Credit and Surety, through to Film Production and Event Cancellation.
travellers Operating for over 160 years, Travelers is a property casualty company with more than 30,000 employees, 13,000 independent agents, operating across personal, business, financial and international insurance groups. Travelers operates in the US, United Kingdom, Canada, Lloyd’s of London, Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
vibe Vibe manages Syndicate 5678 at Lloyd’s, established in 2007. The Syndicate underwrites a broad range of insurance and reinsurance business, including Accident & Health, Financial Institutions, Professional Indemnity, Accident & Health Treaty, Casualty Treaty, Property Treaty, Credit, Surety, Political Risk & Terrorism and North American Specialty Programs. The Group also includes a UK insurance company, Inceptum Insurance Company Limited.
w-r-berkley W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and acts as a commercial lines property casualty insurance provider. The business currently consists of 51 operating units worldwide.
wimsure Wimsure was established in early 2006 as an Underwriting agency acting on behalf of various Lloyd’s syndicates across a range of professions. A specialist distributor of Professional Indemnity Insurance, Wimsure currently has partnerships with over 50 introducing agents across the UK.
xl Providing insurance and reinsurance services internationally, XL Catlin offers services in Property, Casualty, Marine, Aviation & Satellite, Agriculture and Specialty risk management.
zurich Zurich Insurance Group is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, they aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by their shareholders, customers and employees.
All descriptive details of the above insurers are taken from their websites.