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Mosaic offers up to $600m in war & terrorism, political violence capacity

20th October 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Specialty insurer Mosaic Insurance has extended its war, terrorism and political violence coverage to offer up to $600 million per risk.

The increased capacity will enable the company to serve clients via domestic US or Bermuda markets through underwriting teams in both locations.

Currently, Mosaic is the only carrier to write political violence coverage from the Bermuda market.

“We launched our war, terrorism and political violence coverage as a direct response to intensified underlying exposures arising from this complex and growing threat,” said Mosaic Co-Founder & Co-CEO Mark Wheeler.

“We have collaborated closely with our capital partners to provide an important syndicated product to insureds who place value in spreading their counterparty risk.”

Political violence was Mosaic’s first line of business, launched in March with underwriting units in London, Bermuda, and the US.

Via a structure that includes Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1609 and a network of offices worldwide, the company offers tailored coverage for a spectrum of commercial, industrial and residential property risks.

Products offered relate to acts of terror and sabotage, malicious damage, strikes, riots, civil commotion, war perils and associated liability around the world.

Mosaic underwriters Jamie Oliver and Heather Blaser currently serve the US and Bermuda markets, along with an expanded international team based in London under the Chairmanship of Quentin Prebble.

Last month, senior war and terrorism specialist Adam McGrath joined the business line’s international team, which also comprises Sam Eldridge and Michael Glover.

“Our sector is certainly at the forefront of what risk managers and clients are thinking about in the current climate,” noted Oliver. “The re-emergence of threats to both international and domestic US exposures is heightened by prevailing geopolitical tensions.”

Political violence is one of Mosaic’s six product lines, selected for high technical barriers to entry and relevance to current and projected global market conditions. Other units include cybersecurity, political risk, transactional liability, financial institutions, and professional liability.

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