Why work with us

In this highly specialised area, our depth of knowledge enables us to offer a wide range of solutions to financial institutions and professional firms. We have a broad risk appetite, writing on a worldwide basis. We are focused on establishing long-term relationships and providing a high-quality underwriting and claims service.

As well as financial and professional lines, we also provide commercial management liability cover predominately for mid-market clients in a range of territories across the world. Our extensive, specialist expertise also means we are able to develop bespoke coverage to meet unique risk requirements.

Our product lines

  • For financial institutions (FI)
    • Directors' and officers' liability (including EPL entity cover)
    • Bankers' blanket bond (with extensions available for cyber liability)
    • Bankers’ professional liability
    • Pension trustee liability
  • For professions
    • Errors and omissions (professional indemnity), packaged with general liability for SME business
  • Commercial institutions (management liability)
    • Directors' and officers' liability (including EPL entity cover)
    • Pension trustee liability
    • Commercial crime (with extensions available for cyber liability)
  • Transactional liability - representations (reps and warranties/tax opinion liability)

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 250

For more information about financial and professional lines insurance from Barbican, contact:

Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Divisional Head - Financial and Professional Lines
work +44 (0)20 7082 1860
work cell +44 (0)7595 056593

Andrew joined Barbican in 2009 and is divisional head for financial and professional lines.

Andrew began his career in 1987 at Bowrings, moving to SJ Burnhope in 1990 as financial institutions deputy underwriter. In 1991 he joined Marsh & McLennan, handling major North American clients before managing the London D&O liability team. 

In 1994 he went to Australia to build a financial services insurance business. Generating clients from brokers and insurers worldwide, Andrew managed a team of 32 people. In charge of Asia Pacific FinPro business, he became senior VP responsible for major financial services clients worldwide. 

In 2004 Andrew moved to Marsh Global Markets, Bermuda, placing Fortune 500 professional lines business in the Bermuda market. He also had product responsibility for D&O and a seat on Marsh’s global D&O advisory board. After joining BMS Bermuda in 2008, Andrew returned to Marsh in the UK, with an international new business role.

Gavin Stanley

Gavin Stanley

Underwriting Manager - Financial and Professional Lines
work +44 (0)20 7082 1862
work cell +44 (0)7540 913724

Gavin joined Barbican in February 2010 and is underwriting manager for financial and professional lines.

Gavin started his underwriting career in 1997 at AIG in the management liability unit before moving to Liberty Mutual in 2003 as senior underwriter for  D&O liability, pension trustee liability and employment practice liability.

Gavin was then recruited by Novae as class underwriter for the non-US directors and officers liability. In 2008, Gavin joined Aspen Insurance, where, along with the unit head, he set up a new worldwide D&O liability account.

Gavin is also a committee member of Lloyd’s Yacht Club.

Adam Wickens

Adam Wickens

Class Underwriter - Financial and Professional Lines
work +44 (0)20 7082 1826

Adam joined Barbican in September 2016 and is class underwriter for financial and professional lines.

Adam was national management liability sales and development manager at AXA, prior to joining Barbican, having joined the firm in October 2012 as a senior management liability underwriter. During his extensive insurance career, he has gained considerable experience in the financial lines market, holding related underwriting positions at ACE Europe, HCC Global Financial Products and Royal & Sun Alliance.

James Knight

James Knight

Underwriting Assistant - Specialty
work +44 (0)20 7082 1848

James joined Barbican in January 2015 and is underwriting assistant for specialty.

Prior to joining Barbican, James was an underwriting assistant at CFC underwriting. James also has experience within broking following a spell at Miles Smith Insurance Brokers.

James is currently studying towards Cert CII accreditation and holds a degree in History.

Henry Coates

Henry Coates

Underwriting Assistant - Specialty
work +44 (0)20 7082 1946

Henry joined Barbican in October 2016 as an underwriting assistant for specialty.

Prior to joining Barbican, Henry completed the apprentice programme at Lloyd's which included work placements within financial lines and international casualty at Barbican, as well as a compliance role in Lloyd's International Regulatory Risk team and construction broking at Llockton companies.

Henry is Cert CII certified and working towards Dip CII accreditation.

Barbican at the Box

BOX 250 T: +44 (0) 20 7327 8281/2

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