Canopius Special Risk

Canopius Special Risk (CSR) is positioned alongside our core open market insurance business as a way to engage with ‘market influencers’ in our non core products. We want to sit behind our peers in these lines and share in their alpha whilst offering them an opportunity to partner with us and to benefit from our A rated capital and the lower expense base of CSR.

Products (including but not limited to the following):

  • Consortia – capacity for select Lloyd’s market leaders
  • Bespoke pro rata – QS to select partners and an enhanced PC option
  • MGA support – niche products or markets
  • Select broker facilities


  • Retail/wholesale insurance brokers
  • Reinsurance brokers


  • $10M per risk

Why engage with CSR?

  • True long term partnership focused on a win-win solution
  • Enhanced profit generation for clients that hit key portfolio metrics


  • True customised service
  • Solutions designed to meet client needs
  • Experienced and dedicated personnel

What is CSR’s ‘bread and butter’?

There is no ‘bread and butter’ business or geographic restriction. We are looking for partners with a long term, profitable vision for their business where our A rated capital, strong balance sheet and customised service can be an added value.

Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Powell

Head of Canopius Special Risk

Office no. +44 20 7337 3895