International is Besso’s largest division by size and revenue. With a staff of over 30 brokers and insurance specialists, it has been operating since the late 1990s and has built a broad-based business that provides a diverse range of bespoke products to companies, associations and private clients worldwide.

Noted for its personal care and attention, our multi-national and multi-lingual team has the perfect blend of skills and experience to meet insurance challenges wherever they arise across the world. The team manages claims as well as places risks, providing an all-round service directly to clients or via intermediaries. 

 Below are just some of the many insurance and reinsurance business lines that we support:

  • Personal accident, travel and expatriate, kidnap and ransom, term and group life
  • Group programmes and treaties
  • Fine art collections, museums and exhibitions, high net worth households
  • Antique and fine art dealers, restorers and framers
  • Jewellers block
  • Directors and officers, errors and omissions, professional indemnity, public officials
  • Commercial and industrial property packages, goods in transit
  • Commercial and industrial property and liability
  • Public, products and environmental liability
  • Engineering inspection and insurance
  • Motor fleet insurance

The division includes a UK-focused department with accounts ranging from large commercial risks, such as plcs requiring corporate cover, to individuals who may need standard household and travel policies. There is also an alternative risk solutions department that integrates different types of coverage into one policy; for example, for income protection, regulatory risk management, risk participation (for captives), and multi-year pricing stability.

Art is a key specialism. The division is proud to be the sole broker to both LAPADA (the association of art and antiques dealers) and The Fine Art Trade Guild, as well as the preferred insurance supplier to BADA (British Antique Dealers Association).

To find out more about our full international capability, or to discuss your individual needs, please contact one of our brokers.

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