What we do
Catlin underwrites more than 30 classes of commercial insurance coverage for clients who require a broad risk management perspective.
Since Catlin was established in 1984, we have grown from a small London-based underwriting agency into a truly global business with expert underwriting teams in every major insurance market. We have remained committed to high-quality, disciplined underwriting and to the core values on which the company was founded: transparency, accountability, teamwork, integrity and dignity.
Underwriting discipline in a cyclical market
We strive to be the best technical underwriters in the marketplace. We support our underwriting expertise with a market-leading claims management service.
Our underwriting philosophy is based on three fundamental pillars:
- access to specialty niche business
- accurate pricing
- portfolio management.
Underpinning our performance is a diversified book of specialty insurance and reinsurance, carefully underwritten to provide an optimum spread of risk across lines of business and geographic regions.
Our underwriters concentrate on achieving bottom-line profit rather than top-line volume, in part by taking a long-term view of the underwriting cycle. The result is sustainable growth and financial stability, which offer clients and brokers financial security and reliable capacity.
We operate offices in more than 50 cities across our six underwriting hubs: London/UK, Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Canada.
Our unique distribution capabilities give Catlin underwriters access to local business, while connecting international clients with the security of our global capacity and a consistent, high-quality service. It also allows us to diversify our risk portfolio with significant volumes of uncorrelated risk.
Exceptional individuals, outstanding teamwork
We could not realise our own ambitions if we did not recruit and retain the best: highly talented insurance professionals, backed by actuarial, legal and financial professionals. By working together, our team has built Catlin into the successful business it is today.
We choose our people for their outstanding technical expertise and market knowledge, but also for their personality and attitude. Our people are expected to work within a team culture of openness, accountability and responsibility.
Those same values are exhibited when we meet with brokers and clients: as with the rest of our business, we strive to make our relationships stable, long-term and rewarding.