As the world’s population grows, so does its consumption of food – including animal products. As a result, there’s more need than ever for high-quality livestock insurance and reinsurance products to protect animal assets.

Livestock is a niche, complex sector that requires specialist market knowledge and expertise, along with a commitment to animal welfare. As a team we review risks on a global basis, from commercial livestock farmers to exotic animal facilities of all sizes.

At Convex, we’re unique in the London market for having hands-on experience of livestock farming. This, combined with our use of data and dedicated claims handling, means we can offer a swifter, more tailored service to clients globally.

So whether you’re a broker who’s never sourced livestock insurance before, a commercial cattle farmer or an aquarium owner, we’ll find you the right cover – and manage any claims – fast.

Livestock: [email protected]

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Robert Heinzl

Senior Underwriter

I was an equine and livestock broker for 25 years, broking business all over the world. I then spent a decade at Catlin, XL Catlin and AXA XL, where Ollie and I built the biggest portfolio of livestock business in the London market.

I already knew Niall Mckibbin from my time as a broker. In fact, it was because of him that I moved into underwriting. So when he invited me to join Convex, I saw the opportunity to build a portfolio again – but do it differently.

As a new entrant in a limited market, we’ve received a lot of support from brokers. They’ve worked with Ollie and I as a team for years, so they know we can add value. And we’re already getting good feedback about the speed of our knowledgeable response.

 

Oliver Doody

Underwriter

I’ve worked in the livestock market since leaving university, first at XL Catlin, AXA XL and now at Convex totalling 5 years.

What makes Convex different is our ability to be agile, our operational efficiencies and our innovative approach to understanding and pricing livestock risks globally. Being given the opportunity to build the Livestock portfolio at Convex from a blank page was a really attractive proposition.

We are already hearing positive feedback about our service which we feel is key to our continued development. Rob and I know each other and our brokers well, but we also know our sector, both from first-hand livestock farming experience back at home and from visiting client farms around the world.

How we work

Put simply, we’re a team of friendly people who get the job done.

Together, we have 75 years of experience in broking and underwriting equine and livestock risk globally. That means we can work with clients to find bespoke solutions, however niche, as well as support brokers who don’t know our sector. And it means we can put terms out within a couple of days instead of a couple of weeks.

Animal welfare is integral to our approach, and we don’t write a risk unless we’re 100% comfortable with the standards the client has in place.

Finally, we understand that our claims service is our shopfront. So we have a claims handler who’s almost entirely dedicated to us; it’s a real differentiator in the service we’re offering. We also have access to specialist livestock adjusters and a panel of consultant veterinarians.

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Who we do business with

Our clients range from large multinational integrated animal producers in the US, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, all the way down to small UK dairy farmers.

Our main income comes from big commercial cattle, poultry and swine operations. But we write risks for any livestock, including a huge variety of exotic animals (giant pandas, penguins, dolphins, giraffes and elephants, to name a few). We also cover game farms, safari parks and zoos – even worm, cricket and snail farms. We do insure livestock that’s in transit by air, sea or road.

When we work with brokers, we understand that many have no experience of livestock products. So we listen to what they need and help them get the right coverage. It means they learn something new, and they’re more likely to come back to us next time.

Meet the Team

Niall Mckibbin
Head of Equine
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Robert Heinzl
Senior Underwriter – Equine
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Alycia Port
Underwriter - Equine
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Oliver Doody
Underwriter – Equine
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William Strover
Head of Equine and Accident & Health Claims
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Need to make a claim?

If you need to report a claim or would like an update on an existing claim:
For Convex Re Claims please contact [email protected]
For Convex Insurance UK claims please contact [email protected]

Please call +44 (0)20 3997 1153