Growth in continental Europe is a strategic objective for Beazley and during the course of 2018 we have been expanding our local underwriting presence in France, Germany and Spain. We have also been taking the following measures to support existing and new clients in continental Europe following Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on 29 March 2019.
Our European insurance clients are able to access Beazley in two ways:
1) From 1 January 2019, Beazley is able to underwrite business through the Lloyd's European Insurance Company S.A., based in Brussels. Lloyd's Brussels is licensed in all 27 European Union and three European Economic Area states and has been assigned the same strong financial ratings as Lloyd's from A.M. Best of A, Standard & Poor's of A+ and Fitch of AA-. Business underwritten through Lloyd's Brussels, naturally, continues to benefit from the Lloyd's chain of security.
2) Beazley is also able to underwrite through its European insurance company domiciled in Dublin (Beazley Insurance dac), which enjoys a financial strength rating from A.M. Best on a par with the Lloyd's rating (A "Excellent").
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