Nirvana expands global media, technology and cyber liability team with Crickmar hire

15 May 2017

Nirvana expands global media, technology and cyber liability team with Crickmar hire

London - 15th May 2017 – Nirvana Risk Partners (Nirvana), an underwriting cell on Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited (Castel) MGA formation platform, has announced the appointment of Glenn Crickmar as underwriter, expanding the team’s specialist media, technology and cyber liability capabilities.

Glenn will focus on building Nirvana’s distribution partnerships and developing new opportunities across its portfolio and broad territorial footprint. He joins from Axis Capital where he was Film & TV, Media, Technology & Cyber underwriter in both the London company and Lloyd’s markets.

Nirvana underwrites risks for small and large enterprises on a global basis with a particular emphasis on UK, US and EU markets. 100% of Nirvana’s capacity is provided by Lloyd’s syndicates.

Rob Jones, partner at Nirvana, said: “Glenn brings the team proven expertise in developing profitable business across all of our lines. His experience and knowledge will enable us to respond to the specific needs of brokers in these important convergent specialist classes.” 

For further information, please contact:

Full Circle Communications

Alex Wise Mobile +44 (0) 7710 665 615
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7265 7887

Notes to editors

Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited, part of Barbican Insurance Group, is a managing general agent (MGA) and club-style MGA formation platform focused on achieving success and driving innovation through collaboration.  It provides experienced and entrepreneurial underwriters with stable capacity and a fast-track route to creating their own businesses. Castel is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Castel’s underwriting cells include:
• Altitude Risk Partners, which underwrites airlines, aerospace manufacturing products, general aviation, war and space business.
• Castel Specialty which supports talented and entrepreneurial individual underwriters who have smaller books of niche business. The first product to launch was for forestry physical damage insurance
• Medical & Commercial International (MCI) which underwrites general medical and pharmaceutical liability business on an international basis.
• Newbridge Risk Partners which underwrites a political violence portfolio focused on emerging markets - MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin and South America and Asia regions.
• Nirvana Risk Partners which underwrites media, technology and cyber liability risks for small and large enterprises on a global basis.
• Vecta Risk Partners which underwrites specialist group and individual accident & health, travel and lifestyle coverages distributed through brokers and affinity e-trading platforms.
• Verve Risk Partners which underwrites US professional and management liability risks, focusing on insurance companies and captives as well as insurance agents and brokers.
• Yachtpod Risk Partners which underwrites specialist coverages including hull and machinery, increased value, war, medical expenses, mortgagee’s interest and loss of charter hire risks for superyacht owners, captains, and managers on a worldwide basis.

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