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Volante Global launches Gentium Motor MGA, names Managing Director

14th August 2018 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Multi-class international managing general agent (MGA) platform Volante Global Limited has announced the launch of London Market based MGA Gentium Motor, with Neil Smith named as its Managing Director.

Car lot imageGentium Motor is focused on niche motor-related schemes and affinity groups within the international motor sector, including high-value and classic motor schemes and vehicle owners’ clubs, as well as large, complex ‘one-off’ risks.

The business said it writes on both a conventional and non-conventional basis, using it’s A+ rated capacity and network of specialist brokers and coverholders to develop tailored insurance solutions for its clients.

Operating on Volante’s proprietary underwriting platform, Gentium Motor also capitalises on technology and deal-structuring innovation to maximise its underwriting performance and efficiency.

Neil Smith has over 25 years’ experience in both the UK and international motor insurance markets and previously served as Portfolio Manager, International Motor at QBE.

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Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Underwriter at Ensign Motor Policies and also at Torch Motor Policies, having more recently held a senior position within the broking sector.

Smith commented: “Gentium Motor introduces a totally new international motor proposition to the London Market. Our aim is to work collaboratively with specialist local-market brokers and coverholders to deliver exceptional on-the-ground service fully backed by A+ financial security. Our operating platform enables us to be flexible, efficient and responsive, delivering highly customised products in a timely manner.”

Talbir Bains, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volante, also stated: “We are delighted to be announcing the launch of Gentium Motor today and Neil’s appointment as Managing Director. The business is the first of the nine new teams joining Volante Global under the multi-class, multi-territory treaty agreement secured with our three strategic-partner Global carriers‎ in June.”

“Our commitment to achieving full alignment with the strategic objectives of our Carriers guides the direction that we have set for Gentium Motor,” Bains added. “We are focused on generating strong returns on capacity by delivering superior insurance products and services, supported by our technology-driven underwriting platform which ensures optimal performance at every stage in the process.”

Gentium motor is the second motor MGA to launch from the Volante Global platform, following the establishment of Edison Motor in January 2018.

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