We specialise in non-standard (re)insurance products and excel when faced with the unusual. Our extensive expertise means we can work with start-up operations right through to multi-national corporations. It also means we can deliver solutions for even the most complex of problems; whether that’s reinsurance for insurers offering protection against defects for house buyers, travel disruption coverage following the failure of an airline, or protection for  banks offering unemployment cover to their customers.

Why work with us

By working closely with brokers, and offering direct access to underwriters who are empowered to make quick decisions, we can tailor products to meet even the most exceptional of client demands. Our willingness to innovate enables us to create fresh solutions to meet the constantly evolving risk needs of our clients.

Our products


Based in Guernsey, we can offer a diverse and extensive range of products to clients anywhere in the world, including but not restricted to:

  • Financial guarantee products (protection against losses through lending)
  • Latent defect solutions
  • Retrospective reinsurance
  • Stop loss through to aggregate coverage, and quota share

For more information about how BSR can help you, contact: 

Andy Caldwell

Andy Caldwell

Deputy Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1955
work +44 (0)20 7082 1830
work cell +44 (0)7525 802971

Andy Caldwell joined Barbican in March 2008 and is head of non-marine reinsurance.

Andy Caldwell brings 20 years of international casualty treaty experience to Barbican. He started his career at Norwich Winterthur Re in 1981, moving to the casualty division as a deputy underwriter under David Watson in 1989. 

In 1993 Andy joined Frankona Re UK as casualty underwriter responsible for UK, Ireland & Australia. He specialised in motor and general liability excess of loss treaty business. In 1996 Andy joined Everest Re UK branch as casualty underwriting manager with responsibility for all casualty treaty lines in the UK and Europe.