AIG announces partnership with Cobalt Underwriting

AIG announces partnership with Cobalt Underwriting

 23 October 2014– AIG today announced its partnership with Cobalt Underwriting to market Shariah compliant commercial insurance across a broad range of risks worldwide.

AIG’s participation will enable Cobalt to provide increased capacity in Property, Casualty and Financial Lines and in addition offer new capacity for Energy and Marine.

Laura Wilkinson Head of UK Portfolio Sales said, “This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a Shariah compliant offering that complements our UK and International strategy.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Cobalt and together we have ambitious plans for a market that is opening access to insurance and reinsurance for Islamic corporations across the globe.”

Cobalt Chief Executive Officer Richard Bishop said, “We are delighted to have been able to reach an agreement with AIG. It signals a step change in our development and the opportunity to increase the lines of business we can offer to clients across the world.

“We see this as a clear statement that the global underwriting community is increasingly recognising the need to offer the Islamic business and financial communities’ insurance coverage in a way which truly meets their needs. It is also a clear statement that the London insurance market is keen to play its part in making London a leading global centre for Islamic finance.”

AIG Contact:           Steve Muir, AIG Communications Manager UK

 +44 (0)20 7954 8288

Cobalt contact:        Andrew Driver, MD Impact Media Consulting Ltd

                             + 44(0)2035 442646

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