LAU underwrites credit and political risk insurance for the world's exporters, trade finance institutions and traders. While Latin America remains a core element of LAU's portfolio and expertise, we now support trade flows to and from all regions and countries around the globe.

LAU acts as the Program Administrator for Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. ("AWAC") and its affiliates around the world. AWAC is an S&P "A" rated company with its head office in Switzerland. LAU is a Connecticut based company with offices in London, Quito, Nevada and Hamilton, Bermuda.

LAU offers a wide range of program structures and policies designed to reflect the bespoke requirements of its insureds. Flexibility, combined with service and experience, make LAU a valuable partner for your trade and trade finance activities.

We look forward to working with you.

NEWS

  • oct
    2014

    Allied World to Acquire Latin American Underwriters
  • feb
    2014

  • feb
    2014

    Tom Dillon Joins LAU London

    We are pleased to announce that Tom Dillon has joined our London office as an Underwriter. He was previously with the Willis political risks division in London. Prior to joining Willis, he was working in Uruguay for an agri-fund and later for CDS Brokers in Argentina. He has a Masters degree in anthropology from Durham University and a previous career as a professional rugby player in England and Spain.

  • feb
    2014

  • apr
    2013

    LAU (Europe) is FSA Approved

    L.A.U. (Europe) is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Financial Services Authority in February 2013 as an Insurance Intermediary.

  • apr
    2013

    Underwriting Team at LAU (Europe) is Growing

    L.A.U. (Europe) has added two new members to its London Underwriting Team -- William Tripp and Fred Heritage.

  • apr
    2013

    US Team

    Andrew Svensk has rejoined the US team as an Underwriter and as our key corporate support staff.
    Donna Feller ably assists Andrew in respect of our accounts, files, records and other back office functions.

  • apr
    2013

    New London Offices for LAU (Europe)

    L.A.U. (Europe) has new offices located at:
    145 Leadenhall Street (5th Floor)
    London EC3V 4QT
    Phone: +44 0207 444 9951

  • apr
    2013

    LAU 2012 Results

    At the end of our 2nd year of operations, originations aggregated over US$1.6 billion and our total in force portfolio topped US$1.1 billion -- with over 50% of that liability involving trade flows into or out of Latin America.

  • apr
    2013

    LAU Closes its First Bermuda Captive Deal

    LAU helped launch Phileas Insurance Company Limited of Bermuda and arranged a credit reinsurance program for the captive of this global trade finance company with Allied World Assurance Company of Bermuda. We would be pleased to discuss similar ventures with others interested in using their captive to participate in their ECPRI programs.

  • apr
    2013

    LAU Sources Funding for Clients

    While not our primary business, LAU has successfully identified lenders for various transactions which we have insured. We see this as a valuable service to our clients and welcome the opportunity to assist where appropriate.