What is an Syndicate?
The business written at Lloyd’s is brought to specialist syndicates, who price and underwrite risk, via brokers and coverholders. Much of the capital available at Lloyd’s is provided on a subscription basis – where Lloyd’s underwriters join together as syndicates and where syndicates join together to underwrite risks and programs. This kind of collaboration, combined with the choice, flexibility, and financial certainty of the market, makes Lloyd’s the world’s leading insurance platform.
Unlike an admitted carrier, non-admitted carriers are not backed by the state. They are not required to sell policies that adhere to the same standards as admitted carriers. However, non-admitted carriers are often still regulated by states they do business in.
Due to these less rigid standards, non-admitted carriers have more flexibility when designing coverage, selling policies, and writing risks. Companies that are struggling to find coverage in the admitted market often have more success in the non-admitted market.