Participating insurers

Participating insurers

The following is a list of Participating Insurers for the 2019/20 Indemnity Period.

Most Participating Insurers prefer to be contacted by broker only, this has been reflected in the list. If you are seeking cover please check the Participating Insurers entry in the list before contacting them directly.

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Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited
[via broker only]

71 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 4BS

Contact name: Nick Evers

Telephone: 0207 977 0821

Email: Nick.Evers@Accredited-eu.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A -
As of 1 October 2019

Aegis Managing Agency Limited
[via broker only]

33 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BT

Contact name: Jeremy Hyne

Telephone: 020 7265 2133

Email: jhyne@aegislondon.co.uk

Website: www.aegislondon.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 16 September 2019

AIG Europe SA
[via broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A
As of 1 October 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
[via broker only]

60 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0HR

Contact name: Hubert Eisdell

Telephone: 0203 451 3997

Email: Hubert.Eisdell@allianz.com

Website: www.allianz.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 30 September 2019
A.M.Best A+
As of 30 September 2019

A M Trust Europe Ltd
[via broker only]

Market Square House
St James Street
Nottingham

Contact name: Amanda Ennis

Telephone: 0207 459 3587

Email: amanda.ennis@amtrustgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
As of 24 September 2019

American International Group UK Limited
[via broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 24 September 2019

Atrium Underwriters Limited
[via broker only]

Room 790
Lloyds Building
1 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7DQ

Contact name: Matthew Marshall

Telephone: 0207 327 8471

Email: matthew.marshall@atrium-uw.com

Website: www.atrium-uw.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 6 September 2019

Aviva Insurance
[via broker only]

Mezzanine Floor
St Helens
1 Undershaft
Nottingham
EC3P 3DQ

Contact name: Simon Quinn

Telephone: 07384 30682

Email: Simon.quinn@aviva.com

www.aviva.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 24 September 2019

AXA XL – XL Insurance Company SE
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 24 September 2019
Moodys Aa3
As of 24 September 2019
Fitch AA
As of 24 September 2019

AXA XL – Syndicate XLC 2003 at Lloyds
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
Fitch AA-
A.M. Best A
As of 18 September 2019

AXA XL – XL Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Limited
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
Fitch AA
Moodys Aa3
As of 18 September 2019

Axis Specialty Europe SE
[via broker only]

52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: Neil Ross

Telephone: 0207 877 3948

Email: neil.ross@axiscapital.com

Website: www.axiscapital.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A+
As of 9 September 2019

Beazley Group
[via broker only]

Plantation Place South
60 Great Tower Street
London
EC3R 5AD

Contact name: Brenna Westinghouse

Telephone: 0207 667 0570

Email: brenna.westinghouse@beazley.com

www.beazley.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 30 September 2019

Beazley Insurance DAC
[via broker only]

2 Northwood Avenue
Northwood Park
Santry
Dublin 9

Contact name: Brenna Westinghouse

Telephone: 0207 667 0570

Email: brenna.westinghouse@beazley.com

www.beazley.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 30 September 2019

Canopius Managing Agents Limited
[via broker only]

Gallery 9
One Lime Street
London
EC3M 7HA

Contact name: Elizabeth Powell

Telephone: 0207 337 3700

Email: Elizabeth.Powell@canopius.com

Website: www.canopius.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Fitch AA-
As of 16 September 2019

China Re Syndicate 2088
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AD

Contact name: David Cable

Telephone: 07393 768 733

Email: david.cable@chinareuk.co.uk

www.chinareuk.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 23 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 23 September 2019

CMA Limited

65 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NQ

Contact name: Jenny Hummerston

Telephone: 020 7808 5278

Email: jenny.hummerston@capita.co.uk

Website: www.capitainsuranceservices.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+ (strong)
As of 1 November 2019

Great Lakes Insurance SE UK Branch

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AJ

Contact name: Jay Bowey

Telephone: 0207 933 9368

Email: jay.bowey@puml.co.uk

www.glise.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
As of 23 September 2019
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 23 September 2019

Hamilton Insurance DAC

8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0207327 4001

Email: Grant.sewell@ironshore.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A -
As of 1 October 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE-UK
[via broker only]

10 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BE

Contact name: Adam Curran

Telephone: 0207 015 4000

Email: Adam.Curran@hdi-specialty.com

Website: www.hdi-specialty.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A
As of 4 September 2019

Legal and Professional Insurance trading name of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE

21st Floor
20 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AW

Contact name: Melanie O’Neill-Horton

Telephone: 0203 758 0000

Email: melanie.o’neill@libertyglobalgroup.com

Website: www.libertyspecialtymarkets.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A
As of 16 September 2019

Neon Syndicate 2468
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BGT

Contact name: Antonio Bellanca

Telephone: 020 7488 7625

Email: Antonio.bellanca@neonuw.com

Website: www.neonuw.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Lloyds A
As of 4 October 2019

Pembroke Managing Agency – Syndicate 4000

8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0207327 4001

Email: Grant.sewell@ironshore.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A
As of 1 October 2019

Pembroke Managing Agency – Syndicate 5376

8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0207327 4001

Email: Grant.sewell@ironshore.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A
As of 1 October 2019

Pen Underwriting Ltd on behalf of International General Insurance Company (UK) Ltd
[via broker only]

67 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9LJ

Contact name: Paul Crilly

Telephone: 0207 264 1260

Email: uk.solicitors@penunderwriting.com

Website: www.penunderwriting.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A-
A.M Best A-
As of 3 September 2019

QBE Europe SA/NV
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

QBE UK Ltd
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 386
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 1886
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 5334
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 5386
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 26 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 26 September 2019
Fitch A+
As of 26 September 2019
Moodys A1
As of 26 September 2019

Sompo International (Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited)
[via broker only]

1st Floor
2 Minster Court
Mincing Lane
London
EC3R 7BB

Contact name: Ian Bowler

Telephone: 0207 337 2800

Email: ibowler@sompo-intl.com

Website: www.sompo-intl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A+
Moodys A1
As of 6 September 2019

Starr Companies (Starr International (Europe) Limited)

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Stuart Hawkins

Telephone: 0207 398 2870

Email: stuart.hawkins@starrcompanies.com

www.starrcompanies.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 23 September 2019

Starr Companies (Starr Managing Agents Limited)

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Stuart Hawkins

Telephone: 0207 398 2870

Email: stuart.hawkins@starrcompanies.com

www.starrcompanies.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 23 September 2019
Standard & Poors A+
As of 23 September 2019

Travelers Insurance Company Limited

23-27 Alie Street
London
E1 8DS

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/solicitors

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 12 September 2019

Travelers Insurance DAC

23-27 Alie Street
London
E1 8DS

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/solicitors

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 12 September 2019

W R B Underwriting
[via broker only]

14th Floor
52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: Nick Cox

Telephone: 0203 943 1900

Email: ncox@wrbunderwriting.com

www.wrbunderwriting.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 20 September 2019
Fitch AA-
As of 20 September 2019
A M Best A
As of 20 September 2019

Zurich Insurance Plc
[via broker only]

8th Floor
70 Mark Lane
London
EC3R 7NQ

Contact name: Rachel Bristow

Telephone: 07580 861026

Email: rachel.bristow@uk.zurich.com

Website: www.zurich.co.uk/professional

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
A.M Best A+
As of 19 September 2019

This is a historical list of companies which signed the Participating Insurer’s Agreement 2017.

Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited
[via broker only]

71 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 4BS

Contact name: Nick Evers

Telephone: 0207 977 0821

Email: Nick.Evers@rqih.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M. Best A-
As of 26 September 2018

Aegis Managing Agency Limited
[via broker only]

33 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BT

Contact name: Jeremy Hyne

Telephone: 0207 252 133

Email: jhyne@aegislondon.co.uk

Website: www.aegislondon.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s A+
As of 28 September 2018

AIG Europe Ltd
[via broker only]



 

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 12 September 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE

60 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0HR

Contact name: Hubert Eisdell

Telephone: 0203 451 3997

Email: hubert.eisdell@allianz.com

Website: www.allianz.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s AA
Moodys Aa3
A.M. Best A+
As of 28 September 2018

AMTrust Europe Ltd
[via broker only]

Market Square House
St James Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

Contact name: Alex Dyer

Telephone: 0207 170 5278

Email: alex.dyer@amtrustgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A-
As of 10 September 2018

Antares Syndicate 1274
[via broker only]

21 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7HB

Contact name: Chris Day

Telephone: 020 7959 1867

Email: cday@antaresunderwriting.com

Website: www.antaresunderwriting.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
A M Best A
As of 12 April 2019

Argo Global SE
[via broker only]

Aragon House
Dragonara Road
St Julians
STJ 3140
MALTA

Contact name: Stephen P McGill

Email: stephenp.mcgill@argo-global.com

Website: www.argolimited.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
As of 11 September 2018

Atrium Underwriters Limited
[via broker only]

Room 790
Lloyd’s Building
1 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7DQ

Contact name: James Rowan

Telephone: 020 7327 8278

Email: james.rowan@atrium-uw.com

Website: www.atrium-uw.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 29 August 2018

Aviva Insurance
[via broker only]

Mezzanine Floor
St Helens
1 Undershaft
London
EC3P 3DQ

Contact name: Simon Quinn

Telephone: 07384 230682

Email: simon.quinn@aviva.com

Website: www.aviva.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s A+
As of 26 September 2018

Axis Specialty Europe SE
[via broker only]

3rd Floor
71 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 4BS

Contact name: Neil Ross

Telephone: 0207 877 3948

Email: neil.ross@axiscapital.com

Website: www.axiscapital.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M. Best A+
Standard and Poor’s A+
As of 25 September 2018

Beazley Group
[via broker only]

Plantation Place South
60 Great Tower Street
London
EC3R 5AD

Contact name: Brenna Westinghouse

Telephone: 0207 667 0570

Email: brenna.westinghouse@beazley.com

Website: www.beazley.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M. Best A
As of 3 October 2018

Canopius Managing Agents Limited
[via broker only]

Gallery 9
One Lime Street
London
EC3M 7HA

Contact name: Elizabeth Powell

Telephone: 0207 337 3700

Email: Elizabeth.Powell@canopius.com

Website: www.canopius.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Fitch AA-
As of 1 October 2018

China Re Syndicate 2088
[via broker only]

70 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0XL

Contact name: David Cable

Telephone: 0739 376 8733

Email: david.cable@chinareuk.co.uk

Website: www.chinareuk.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 21 September 2018

CMA Ltd on behalf of Probitas Syndicate 1492

65 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NQ

Contact name: Jenny Hummerston

Telephone: 0207 204 7578

Email: jenny.hummerston@capita.co.uk

Website: www.capitainsuranceservices.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 12 April 2019

Everest Syndicate 2786
[via broker only]

40 Lime Street
London
EC3M 5BS

Contact name: Robert Crocker

Telephone: 0203 887 2500

Email: robert.crocker@everestre.com

Website: www.everestgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 5 September 2018

Great Lakes Insurance S.E., UK Branch London

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AJ

Contact name: Jay Bowey

Telephone: 0207 933 9368

Email: jay.bowey@puml.co.uk

Website: www.glise.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M. Best A+
Standard and Poor’s AA-
As of 14 September 2018

HDI Global Specialty SE (formerly Inter Hannover UK Branch)

10 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BE

Contact name: Adam Curran

Telephone: 020 7015 4000

Email: adam.curran@hdi-specialty.com

Website: www.hdi-specialty.com/int/en

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
A. M. Best A+
As of 10 September 2018

Legal and Professional Insurance trading name of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE

21st Floor
20 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AW

Contact name: Melanie O’Neill-Horton

Telephone: 020 3758 0000

Email: melanie.o’neill@libertyglobalgroup.com

Website: https://www.libertyspecialtymarkets.com/

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A
As of 30 August 2018

Maven Underwriting
[via broker only]

AON UK Ltd
Eastwood House
Glebe Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1QW

Contact name: Greg Condon

Telephone: 01245 709177

Email: greg.condon@aon.co.uk

Website: www.aum.aon.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
As of 11 September 2018

MS Amlin
[via broker only]

The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AG

Contact name: Lloyd Fielder

Telephone: 020 7746 1000

Email: lloyd.fielder@msamlin.com

Website: www.msamlin.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
Moodys A1
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 6 September 2018

Neon Syndicate 2468
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: Antonio Bellanca

Telephone: 020 7488 7625

Website: www.neonuw.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
As of 30 August 2018

Pembroke Syndicate 4000
[via broker only]

Level 13
8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0207 337 4400

Email: grant.sewell@ironshore.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s A
As of 25 September 2018

Pen Underwriting Ltd on behalf of International General Insurance Company (UK) Ltd
[via broker only]

67 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9LJ

Contact name: Paul Crilly

Telephone: 0207 264 1260

Email: uk.solicitors@penunderwriting.com

Website: www.penunderwriting.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M. Best A-
Standard and Poor’s A-
As of 28 September 2018

QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s A+
Fitch A+
As of 27 March 2019

QBE UK Limited (formerly QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd)
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s A-/A+
A.M. Best bbb+/A
Fitch A-/A+
Moodys A3/A1
As of 28 September 2018

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE Insurance (Europe) Syndicate 1886
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s 5/A+
A.M. Best A
As of 28 September 2018

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE Insurance (Europe) Syndicate 386
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s 5/A+
A.M. Best A
As of 28 September 2018

QBE Underwriting Limited for Syndicate 5334
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s 5/A+
A.M. Best A
As of 27 March 2019

QBE Underwriting Limited for Syndicate 5386
[via broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s 5/A+
A.M. Best A
As of 27 March 2019

QIC Europe Ltd

The Hedge Business Centre
Triq ir-Rampa ta’ San Giljan
Balluta Bay
St Julian’s
STJ 1062, MALTA

Contact name: David Curmi

Telephone: +356 2092 8888

Email: david.curmi@qiceuropeltd.com

Website: www.qiceuropeltd.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A
As of 12 September 2018

Sompo International Insurance
[via broker only]

1st Floor
2 Minster Court
Mincing Lane
London
EC3R 7BB

Contact name: Ian Bowler

Telephone: 020 7337 2920

Email: ibowler@sompo-intl.com

Website: www.sompo-intl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
A. M. Best A+
As of 7 September 2018

Starr Companies (Starr International (Europe) Limited)
[via broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 020 7398 5134

Email: robert.mctaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
As of 11 September 2018

Starr Companies (Starr Managing Agents Limited)
[via broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 020 7398 5134

Email: robert.mctaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 11 September 2018

Travelers Insurance Company Limited

23-27 Alie Street
London
E1 8DS

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s AA
As of 5 September 2018

Travelers Insurance DAC

23-27 Alie Street
London
E1 8DS

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s AA
As of 27 March 2019

Travelers Syndicate 5000

23-27 Alie Street
London
E1 8DS

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 5 September 2018

WRB Underwriting
[via broker only]

14th Floor
52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: Nick Cox

Telephone: 0203 943 9010

Email: ncox@wrbunderwriting.com

Website: www.wrbunderwriting.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poor’s A+
Fitch AA-
A. M. Best A
As of 30 August 2018

XL Catlin (XL Insurance Company SE)
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: james.gard@xlcatlin.com

Website: www.xlcatlin.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
Standard & Poor’s A+
Moodys A2
Fitch A+
As of 3 September 2018

XL Catlin (XL Insurance Company UK Limited)
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: james.gard@xlcatlin.com

Website: www.xlcatlin.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
Standard & Poor’s A+
As of 3 September 2018

XL Catlin Syndicate 2003 at Lloyd’s
[via broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: james.gard@xlcatlin.com

Website: www.xlcatlin.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A. M. Best A
Standard & Poor’s A+
Fitch AA-
As of 3 September 2018

Zurich Insurance Plc
[via broker only]

8th Floor
70 Mark Lane
London
EC3R 7NQ

Contact name: Michael Blüthner Speight

Telephone: 020 7648 3698

Email: michael.bluthner.speight@uk.zurich.com

Website: www.zurich.co.uk/professional

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard and Poor’s AA-
A.M. Best A+
As of 28 September 2018

Client Protection

Related information

Previous lists of participating insurers (2014 and earlier)  

Insurer's agreements

Participating insurer's agreement 2018 (PDF 64 pages, 623KB) — in effect from 1 October 2018

Participating insurer's agreement 2017 (PDF 62 pages, 1MB) — in effect from 1 October 2017

Participating insurer's agreement 2016 (PDF 64 pages, 883K) – in effect from 1 October 2016

Participating insurer's agreement 2015 (PDF 63 pages, 748K) – in effect from 1 October 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2014 (PDF 61 pages, 707K) – in effect from 1 April 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2014 (PDF 60 pages, 720K) – in effect from 1 October 2014 to 21 March 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2013 (PDF 60 pages, 876K) – in effect from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

Previous qualifying insurer's agreements (2012 and earlier)

Appendix 1

What does it mean to be a Participating Insurer?

All insurers who are an "authorised insurer" to conduct business in the UK can become a participating insurer provided they sign a Participating Insurer's Agreement under which they agree to offer policies which meet set Minimum Terms and Conditions. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates authorised insurers.

Section 37 of the Solicitors Act 1974 allows the SRA to make indemnity rules which require solicitors or any specified class of solicitors to take out and maintain insurance with "authorised insurers".

In the Solicitors Act, "authorised insurer" means:

(a) a person who has permission under Part IV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class;

An FCA-authorised insurance company

(b) a person who carries on an insurance market activity, within the meaning of section 316(3) of that Act;

A Lloyd's syndicate

(c) an EEA Firm of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5(d) of Schedule 3 to that Act, which has permission under paragraph 15 of that Schedule (as a result of qualifying for authorisation under paragraph 12 of that Schedule) to effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class; or

An insurance company authorised by the relevant regulator in another member state of the European Economic Area (ie, the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), which is exercising its passporting rights under EU insurance directives to carry on insurance business in the UK

(d) a person who does not fall within paragraph (a), (b) or (c) and who may lawfully effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class in a member state other than the United Kingdom.

An insurance company exercising passporting rights under the Treaty of Rome to carry on business in the UK (unusual).

The term "relevant class" has the meaning set out in section 87(1B) of the Solicitors Act. This definition must be read with section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and any relevant order under that section and Schedule 2 to that Act.

Appendix 2

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers(PDF 2 Pages, 10K) – in effect from 1 October 2013  

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers(PDF 2 Pages, 41K) – in effect from 1 October 2012  

The Solicitors Regulation Authority does not regulate, vet or approve insurers. In order to be eligible to be a Participating Insurer an insurer must be an "authorised insurer" as defined by section 87(1A) of the Solicitors Act 1974. "Authorised insurers" are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. (For more information, see Appendix 1: What does it mean to be a Participating Insurer?. See Appendix 2 for information about "EEA insurers".)