Underwriting Focus

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The key to disciplined underwriting is relevance. That’s why Canopius will continue to focus on classes where we have expertise, leadership capability, suitable capacity, and the right relationships with distribution partners. We also need to stand out in the markets where we operate with a differentiated proposition, so we will continue to focus on the classes where we are experts, such as CPC, Cyber and through our excellent catastrophe underwriting. We’ll also be expanding our digital distribution capabilities and innovative product designs.

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Through quarterly business reviews across all our underwriting, we are ensuring robust analysis of performance, shedding unprofitable premium, remediating classes and investing in growth opportunities. We’re also focusing on cycle management, which means being ready to scale back or even exit business when we cannot generate required returns, all the while driving profitable growth when conditions are conducive. To do all this, we are continuing to invest in best-in-class pricing and analytics.

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Non-risk Bearing

We are making the most of non-risk bearing revenue streams where possible. That means using our reinsurance syndicate to capture benefits of inherent diversification in our outwards protections, all the while leverage our underwriting expertise to create best-in-class property catastrophe vehicles. Canopius is also developing a highly differentiated Casualty ILS proposition in Bermuda with the help of our recent majority acquisition of MultiStrat Holdings. We’re also building a unique trade credit ‘finsurance’ capability within our Credit, Political and Crisis (CPC) division.