Africa Specialty Dangers (ASR), a pan-African-focused reinsurance firm, has secured approval as a canopy holder at specialist insurance coverage and reinsurance market Lloyd’s.
The authorisation will allow ASR to work with Lloyd’s syndicates and handle delegated authorities for specialist traces of enterprise beginning with political violence and terrorism.
It should additionally permit ASR to leverage Lloyd’s model and licences to carry Lloyd’s capability to Africa.
Having offered reinsurance in a number of traces of enterprise in 47 African nations, ASR claims that it could promote Lloyd’s model and options all through Africa.
Lloyd’s head of Africa Amit Khilosia mentioned: “I’m extraordinarily proud to welcome ASR to Lloyd’s as a canopy holder. This demonstrates our shared dedication to Africa and really a lot sit up for working with ASR to ship environment friendly entry to Lloyd’s merchandise and capability.”
ASR director of underwriting and head of legal responsibility Martin Boreham mentioned: “ASR is the one Africa-focused (re)insurance coverage capability supplier with a complete company and speciality threat mitigation providing. Lloyds Coverholder standing allows ASR to reinforce and complement Lloyd’s present footprint in and throughout the African continent.”
ASR director of underwriting and head of property Brian McGregor mentioned: “That is mutually helpful, broadening Lloyd’s attain in Africa and permitting ASR to deepen its relationship with the world’s main insurance coverage market.”
In August 2021, ASR arrange a reinsurance entity in Bermuda to supply a set of merchandise resembling political threat & commerce credit score, political violence & terrorism, property, and vitality, amongst others.