Ascot Group is one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty risk assumption organizations. We’re a modern-era insurance and reinsurance company, operating through an ecosystem of interconnected global platforms, bound by a common mission and purpose.
Ascot exists to solve for your brightest tomorrow, through agility, collaboration, resilience, and discipline.
Our global operating platform is a unified system, aligned around common underwriting, product, and distribution strategies. We call it A Single View of Risk. This differentiated organizational principle lets us originate specialty risks across the globe, responding with speed, capacity, and innovative product solutions, so you and your clients can realize your boldest dreams.
Cutting-edge digital strategies power our knowledge sharing and operating efficiency, driving a differentiated client experience.
Leading enterprise risk management supports our robust, diverse capital structure, designed to help solve your most pressing risk issues. This dynamic capital model lets us scale according to market opportunity. It optimizes risk-adjusted returns, delivering consistent outperformance. Built to be resilient, Ascot maximizes client financial security while delivering bespoke products and world class service — both pre and post-claims.
Ascot’s greatest strength is our engaged employees. Our talented team members flourish in a collaborative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial culture, steeped in underwriting excellence, integrity, and a passion to find a better way.
Ascot provides insurance and reinsurance solutions globally through its Lloyd’s and Bermuda platforms, and in the U.S. via the Ascot U.S. and Ethos platforms, with underwriting offices throughout the United States.
Ascot Underwriting Ltd. is the managing agency for Syndicate 1414 at Lloyd’s. It continues to shine as one of the best-performing syndicates since the company’s formation in 2001. Offering a broad range of property and casualty products, it serves a wealth of sectors, industries, and leading multinational companies. The deep diversity of served client types attests to the unmatched quality of Ascot’s underwriting.
Launched in 2014, Ascot Bermuda is a multi-faceted wholesale underwriting business that offers a wide range of risk-assumption services across the Bermudian market. Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the company provides property catastrophe, casualty, and specialty reinsurance products worldwide, along with high-level excess and professional liability insurances across a wide range of industry classes. Ascot Bermuda also custom-manages the group’s alternative capital vehicles which provide access to Ascot’s leading underwriting capabilities for qualifying professional investors.
Ethos Specialty is a leading managing general underwriter (MGU) based in the United States. Managing industry-specific insurance programs, it provides a diverse set of specialized underwriting services on behalf of high-quality carrier and syndicate partners across several property and casualty lines. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Ethos was launched in 2017.
In the United States, Ascot delivers specialty P&C and financial lines insurance products to mid-sized commercial customers across retail and wholesale channels. Launched in 2019, the business provides capacity through Ascot Insurance Company and Ascot Specialty Insurance Company, both rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Ascot also provides a range of specialist delegated programs to high-quality risk partners who can leverage the security of Ascot’s balance sheet.
Ascot has a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A’ (Excellent), and a Long Term Credit Rating of ‘A’ within the financial size category of Class XIV ($1.5 billion to $2 billion). Positive Outlook Ratings apply to all Ascot Group subsidiaries (Ascot Bermuda, Ascot Insurance Company, Ascot Specialty Insurance Company, Ascot Syndicate 1414).
Ascot Group is owned by CPP Investments, a global investment management organization handling the assets of the Canada Pension Plan. CPP Investments is the largest pension plan in Canada, with over C$500 billion in invested assets, representing the retirement contributions of over 20 million Canadians. CPP Investments is rated ‘AAA’ by S&P and Moody’s.