|Insurer||AM Best Financial Strength||S&P Financial Strength||Lloyd's of London|
|Ascot Group’s Syndicate 1414 at Lloyd’s||A||A+||Yes|
Channel Syndicate 2015
HSB Engineering Insurance Company Limited (A Munich Re company)
|Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited||A||A-||No|
|Tokio Marine HCC||A++||A+||No|
|Zurich Insurance Public Limited Company||A+||AA||No|
Ascot Group is one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty risk assumption organisations. We are a modern era company operating through an ecosystem of interconnected global operating platforms bound by a common mission and purpose.
We utilise every aspect of our global operating platform as part of a unified system aligned around common underwriting, product and distribution strategies. What we call A Single View of Risk. This differentiated organisational principle allows us to originate specialty risks across the globe, while responding with speed, capacity and innovative product solutions.
Modern technology enhances everything we do. Knowledge sharing, operating efficiency and a differentiated client experience are enabled by our digital strategies.
At Canopius we genuinely want to foster a distinctive, positive culture. A culture which gives space for us all to flourish as people and which contributes to building a business which delivers profitable, sustainable results. We seek to do this by being ourselves and embracing individuality, prizing collaboration, speaking as truthfully as we can bear, encouraging sharp and diverse thinking and getting good work done.
This articulation isn’t an exercise in corporate vanity, nor is it a rule book. It is a sincere effort at capturing the essence of what is distinctive about Canopius, how we want to be with each other and what is genuinely aspired for.
Channel Syndicate 2015
The Channel Syndicate is led by a strong management team, supported by experienced underwriters selected from the Lloyd’s and London markets. The Channel Syndicate 2015 is managed by The Channel Managing Agency, a fully authorised Lloyd’s Managing Agency, wholly owned by SCOR. The syndicate started underwriting in 2011 and has now significantly expanded and diversified.
There is a strong service focus: our underwriters are accessible and empowered to make decisions and work collaboratively with clients to meet their most complex insurance needs. The success is built on the quality of the people, customer focus and financial strength.
The Channel Syndicate is supported by SCOR (the world’s fourth largest reinsurer, rated AA- by the leading international rating agencies). SCOR provides 100% of the capital to the Channel Syndicate. The SCOR Group writes premiums of €14.8bn, of which property & casualty is €6bn and is structured around three hubs (Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific).
Within the UK, Covéa Insurance offer commercial, motor, high net worth, property and protection insurance. The company also offer life and critical illness products through Covéa Life, and administration services are provided to many high street brands through Sterling Client Services Ltd. Together, they are part of the French mutual insurance group Covéa. Covéa Insurance served over 1.5 million policyholders, generating £666 million in premiums in 2016.
HSB Engineering Insurance is the UK’s only company solely focused on engineering insurance and inspection services. With underwriting that covers a broad range of technologies and industry sectors, employees have the knowledge to show you how you can stay ahead of emerging risks in a complex world.
HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB) draws on over 150 years of technical risk knowledge and experience – a rich heritage and firm footing that gives us the ability to lead the market in identifying and underwriting evolving engineering risks. Today, as a proud member of the Munich Re Risk Solutions family, the company is continuing the tradition of excellence in technical knowledge and commitment to clients in a wide range of industries including construction, renewable energy and manufacturing as well as leisure, retail, commercial and public sectors.
As part of Munich Re, HSB has the added support and resources of one of the world’s most experienced and stable insurance and reinsurance companies. With shared values and complementary skill sets and offerings, they can combine a global knowledge base with our local presence across the UK and Ireland to develop and deliver innovative, forward-thinking risk solutions. HSB is showing clients how, together with HSB, they can manage risk in a complex and evolving world.
Lancashire are a provider of global specialty insurance and reinsurance products operating in Bermuda and London across three delivery platforms: rated company, Lloyd’s and collateralised security. Our focus is on short-tail, specialty (re)insurance risks within five general segments: Property insurance, Property reinsurance, Energy, Marine and Aviation.
With over 300 years’ experience, we’ve learnt a thing or two about risk and uncertainty and the value of insurance to our customers.
As the world evolves so do the needs of those we serve, and we must respond with an agile yet resilient business that always strives to do better.
We are one of the world’s longest standing general insurers, providing peace of mind to individuals and protecting small businesses and large corporations from uncertainty. We use our capabilities to anticipate and exceed customer expectations and improve outcomes for customers via our direct channel, our broker relationships or partner organisations. We have established leadership positions in Scandinavia, Canada, and the UK & International (which includes Ireland and Middle East).
Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and continental Europe, transacting business in approximately 180 countries and underwriting more than 100 classes of specialty insurance.
Our philosophy and vision unites our teams and distinguishes us from all others in the industry.
With deep expertise in our chosen lines of business, our teams evaluate and manage risk like no one else.
Zurich Insurance plc (“ZIP”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. ZIP is an Irish insurance company originally incorporated in 1950 and is Zurich Insurance Group’s main legal entity for writing non-life insurance business in Europe.
Zurich Insurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. ZIP writes non-life insurance business in Ireland and from its 12 regulated branches in Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Portugal, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
ZIP offers a wide range of non-life insurance products and services to a broad customer base including individuals, small businesses, commercial enterprises and mid-sized, large and multinational corporations.
ZIP’s head office and senior management are located in Dublin, Ireland.