September 4, 2020

Ep 42 Coverholders in a box: Stephen Card of Carbon Underwriting

Today’s episode is all about another syndicate in a box.

Back in episode 16 I interviewed Stuart Newcombe, the active underwriter of the Munich Re innovation Syndicate 1840 and the discussion was all about technology and the implementation of pioneering concepts such as parametric products.

This episode is also about the application of technology but this time it is being applied to one of the most traditional elements of underwriting at Lloyd’s - delegated authority.

This route accounts for 40% of Lloyd’s premiums and so any plan to revolutionise this method of distribution will have repercussions that reverberate across the London market and beyond.

Stephen Card is the Founding partner and CEO of Carbon Underwriting which has founded syndicate 4747.

A London market broking veteran, I first met Stephen 13 years ago when he was running PWS, the London broker that was acquired by THB in 2008.

Stephen knows the Lloyd’s market inside and out and this show and tell on what Carbon Underwriting is doing is a very useful primer of what the future might look like for anyone involved in the $18bn plus global Lloyd’s coverholder supply chain.

DA= Delegated Authority

We thank Claims Direct Access (CDA) for their support today.
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