A highly experienced specialist team with extensive knowledge of North American Professional Liability risks

Summary

 

  • With over 80 years of experience, Patrick Comerford and Clive Moore are amongst the most well-known and supported underwriters in the London and USA markets.
  • Since 2014 they have underwritten a delegated North American professional liability facility. The account has outperformed market sector results in its class.
  • They have longstanding relationships with major producers in the UK and USA which gives them unrivalled access at a senior level to core business opportunities.

Professional Liability focused on the following:

Law Firms

• All risks will be underwritten in US dollars
• Primary and/or Excess Layers
• Minimum attachment USD$500,000 per claim
• Preferred attachment within first USD$100,000,000

Architects / Engineers

• All risks will be underwritten in US dollars
• Primary and/or Excess Layers
• Minimum attachment USD$500,000 per claim
• Preferred attachment within first USD$100,000,000

Accountants

• All risks written in US dollars
• Primary and/or Excess Layers
• Minimum attachment USD$500,000 per claim
• Preferred attachment within first USD$50,000,000

Risk Appetite

Capacity

A+ rated

Territory

Worldwide – For USA domicile clients

Clive Moore

Clive has over 40 years’ in our business. He commenced his insurance career in 1974 at the AON predecessor company Alexander Howden. He held senior positions in the group becoming managing director of the casualty and professional liability group in 1989. He left to set up Lloyd’s broker Grosvenor in 1998, specializing in US Architect & Engineers and Law Firm professional liability. In 2007 he joined Brit as part of their US professional liability underwriting group where he has again particular emphasis on A&E and Law firms. Clive is a well-known and respected lead underwriter in his market. He is a regular visitor to the US attending many client and broker offices and conferences throughout the year. He joined Pioneer in November 2013 to establish PNA 9987 a Lloyd’s facility writing North American professional Liability business.

Patrick Comerford

Born in Dublin, he has lived in London since 1986. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry, after 6 years in the Irish insurance sector he joined Minet MIPI in London in 1986. He subsequently held senior positions in Willis Faber and in 1991 joined Johnson & Higgins Inc. to help establish their UK PI business, after 16 years broking global PI he moved to AIG/Lexington to start up their professional liability underwriting division in 1996. He is a well-known lead underwriter for many of the world’s leading professional service firms. As a Senior Vice President he was one of AIG’s leaders in Construction E&O and Professional Liability. He joined Pioneer in November 2013 to establish PNA 9987 a Lloyd’s facility writing North American professional Liability business

Underwriters, either as individual specialists or teams, bring their knowledge, expertise and relationships to Castel, our regulated Managing General Agent (MGA).

One of the largest MGA turnkey providers in the market,
Castel currently has 15 underwriting teams.
A proven and recognized business model driven by bottom line performance.

Emphasis on underwriting and servicing a specialized line of business in an efficient, cost effective way so that it makes sense for the capacity provider to provide support. Substantial investment has been made in scalable underwriting and MI technology.

www.castelmga.com