Mosaic facility to provide increased capacity
Bermudian-based Mosaic Insurance has launched a syndicated programme inviting capital from commercial partners to underwrite complex specialty risks in regional markets throughout the world.
The global specialty insurer said the initiative provides much-needed additional capacity to clients at a time of increased demand amid market constraints.
Under the framework, Mosaic sources and selects specialty risks in domestic markets typically not seen in London, underwriting them through its growing network of hubs.
Currently the company has service companies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Bermuda — with more planned for 2022 in Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, it said.
Proprietary capital is deployed through its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1609, alongside partner capacity contributed by carriers seeking to leverage Mosaic’s underwriting expertise and distribution matrix across six business lines.
“This is a significant milestone for Mosaic as it underscores the enduring trust and collaboration we are privileged to share with capital partners and peers across the industry,” said Mosaic co-founder and co-CEO Mark Wheeler.
“It also represents a core component of our company model — combining leading technology with very specialised underwriting and robust governance so that we can offer partners a sustainable, high-performance portfolio.”
Backed by the long-term vision of Golden Gate Capital and the ratings and licences of Lloyd’s, Mosaic said, it focuses on highly technical lines, including transactional liability, cybersecurity, political risk, political violence, financial institutions and professional liability.
Capital partners can choose a whole-portfolio approach, or zero in on specific products or geographies.
The programme does not participate in any natural-catastrophe exposures, providing partners with an opportunity to diversify away from those risks, the company said.
“Our syndicated offering demonstrates a full alignment of interest, as we always have 1609’s capacity sitting alongside that of our carrier partners,” said Chris Brown, EVP, syndicated capital management at Mosaic.
“Distribution is key. We hire expert talent in local markets and underwrite business domestically using syndicated capacity to avoid any concentration risk.
“Historically that approach has only been enjoyed by buyers in the Lloyd’s subscription market.”
Mosaic said its joint venture with DXC Technology also allows it to offer syndicated risk partners an insurtech platform with equal access to real-time data and distribution of underwriting metrics, along with claims and market data and analytics.
“We’re thrilled to work with Mosaic on this ground-breaking global offering,” said Jason Howard, president, Acrisure International, the lead and co-ordinating placement partner for the programme’s initial placement.
“This leverages the best of what Lloyd’s offers with a very sophisticated roll-up of underwriting talent in classes of business where best-in-class expertise really matters.”