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    Specialty treaty

    Joanne McCann

    Joanne McCann

    Specialty Treaty Focus Group Leader

    In a liability marketplace dominated by big brand generalists, we believe that there is an opportunity for the specialist insurer able to bring a tailored approach to a specific class, exposure or industry. As business becomes more complex and new exposures and theories of liability emerge, the role of the specialised insurer becomes more relevant.

    The Beazley Specialty Treaty team partners with these specialist carriers in a collaborative way with a long term perspective. With a portfolio of small to mid-size clients, we understand the challenges that a smaller institution faces - from balance sheets to resources. We take the time to understand our clients' needs and exposures in depth - time that a larger reinsurer, focused on larger transactions, may be unwilling to dedicate.

    Alongside the reinsurance transaction itself, we actively share product knowledge, market intelligence, output from our forecasting unit, help in product development, policy form reviews and claims support. 

    As a unit of a specialty carrier ourselves, we can offer support in new product development to help a carrier grow its business, for example by enabling it to offer employment practices liability or network security cover as part of its core product offering.

    We write both pro rata and excess of loss. We specialise in working layer risk excess and catastrophe excess of loss. Our latest product innovations include systemic catastrophe protection, liability industry loss warranties (ILWs) and embedded quota shares.

    Limits available

    Our maximum line size is US $7,500,000 or £4,500,000.

    Target markets 

    • Mutuals
    • Pools
    • Risk retention groups
    • Reciprocals
    • Small and mid-size stock insurers
    • Trusts
    • JUAs

    Consistent with the Beazley group approach, we focus on claims made business or occurrence business with a controlled latency exposure.

    Key territories

    We write a world-wide portfolio but focus on North America, UK and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Specialty treaty team

    Underwriters

    Adrian Cox

    Head of Specialty Lines

    Adrian Cox

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7044

    James Gray

    Treaty Underwriter

    James Gray

    London, UK

    +44 (0)20 7674 7890

    Paul Henderson

    SL Treaty Underwriter

    Paul Henderson

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7254

    Joanne McCann

    Specialty Treaty Focus Group Leader

    Joanne McCann

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7161