Chaucer Syndicates Limited Energy Insurance Underwriting Partnership With Global Special Risks

24 August, 2009 by GSR-admin in News

Chaucer Syndicates Limited (Chaucer) is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with Global Special Risks, LLC (GSR), a US-based insurance broker, to provide a new underwriting platform for land-based oil and gas operators in North America.

This new initiative will enhance the energy services of both companies to clients, combining the underwriting expertise of Chaucer Syndicate 1084 with the product distribution network and the high quality front- end services provided by GSR, which has offices in New Orleans, Dallas and Houston.

Ms. Helen Tarr will lead the initiative on behalf of Chaucer Syndicate 1084, joining from GSR, but remaining based at their offices in Houston. Ms. Tarr has nine years of insurance broking experience, starting her career with Willis London, where she spent two years in the aerospace and aerospace reinsurance divisions, and then with Global Special Risks. She was initially based in London and then in Houston, where she was responsible for placing Wellsure® Operator’s Extra Expense coverage for North American clients and developing GSR’s book of Canadian business.

Chris White, Head of Energy Division, Chaucer Syndicates 1084, commented:
“Our partnership with Global Special Risks significantly increases our US presence. It will enable us to service our existing clients directly from the US and to generate new business opportunities.

Helen is a great addition to the energy team and brings with her a winning combination of both Lloyd’s and international experience.”

Enquiries Chris White, Head of Energy Division

Chaucer Syndicates 1084
T 020 7397 9700

Helen Tarr, Energy Underwriter
Chaucer Syndicates 1084
T +1 713 260 1032

Jessica Lindridge, Marketing and Communications Manager
Chaucer Syndicates Limited
T 020 7105 8258

Peter Rigby / Juliet Tilley
Haggie Financial
T 020 7417 8989

About Chaucer Syndicates Limited
Chaucer Syndicates Limited is the Managing Agency of Chaucer Holdings PLC, a specialist insurance and reinsurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Chaucer provides the capital and expertise required to underwrite business at Lloyd’s, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance market.
At the core of the business are Syndicate 1084, which underwrites marine, aviation, energy, property, specialist lines and motor insurance, and Nuclear Syndicate 1176.
Syndicate 1084 is rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
For more information on Chaucer, please visit
About Global Special Risks
Global Special Risks, a professional MGA and Wholesale Insurance Broker, delivers dynamic, innovative solutions for energy, marine, and specialty needs. With a broad range of products, in-house binding authorities, and worldwide resources, GSR makes evaluation and placement of insurance risks easy.

Formed in 1979 as a London Market Coverholder, GSR continues its long relationship with the London market to this day. In addition, GSR has strong MGA ties with domestic markets. This enables us to offer a broad range of exclusive, innovative products including well control, comprehensive general liability, excess liability, contractor’s equipment, professional liability, business interruption, cargo, maritime employer’s liability, high-valued homeowners and more.
For more information on GSR, please visit

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