SiriusPoint makes investment in European specialty lines agency
Bermuda-based SiriusPoint Ltd has agreed a strategic partnership and investment with European managing general agent Alta Signa Holdings, which specialises in financial and professional lines insurance.
Alta Signa, which is headquartered in Brussels with a branch network across Europe, underwrites specialty insurance lines including management liability, professional indemnity, crime and cyber, focusing on corporate and financial institution clients.
SiriusPoint has been a capacity provider since January 2022, and said “this expanded relationship sees the formation of a scalable strategic partnership”.
Bobby Heerasing, head of international strategic business development at SiriusPoint, said: “Alta Signa has an experienced and highly qualified leadership team, with deep insurance relationships and a proven track record of delivering underwriting profitability.
“We see great potential for a scalable partnership across multiple lines, leveraging Alta Signa’s approach of taking specialised underwriting expertise to local brokers in the European retail market. We are excited to support the next stage of the company’s development.”
Alta Signa chief executive officer, Gerard Van Loon, who has 30 years of experience in the European insurance industry, said: “We are delighted to announce Alta Signa’s partnership with SiriusPoint.
SiriusPoint’s investment will give us the financial support to fast track our growth and create synergies that make sense for both partners. We are excited to become a distribution partner for selected SiriusPoint insurance products - the potential to leverage SiriusPoint’s insurance licences and balance sheet on a multi-year basis is an attractive proposition for clients and brokers alike.“