Navitas Assurance Partners, a specialty managing general underwriter, has entered into a relationship with Crum & Forster’s Credit Division and Great American Insurance Company’s FCIA Trade Credit & Political Risk Division to provide highly rated trade credit insurance capacity to the North American energy markets. The collaboration will leverage each company’s financial strength and specialty focus on the energy sector to meet pent-up demand for alternative assurance products.
“The Navitas team has been integral to the inception, acceptance, and growth of the alternative assurance market,” said Jay Rose, Founder and Managing Director, Navitas Assurance Partners. “New capacity now available through our affiliation with strongly rated insurance carriers reflects our collective commitment to provide liquidity to the energy industry, offering clients a new level of certainty in the North American market.”
The energy industry’s use of alternative assurance instruments, such as trade credit insurance and commercial surety coverage, has grown dramatically over the past decade. The commercial transportation, trading, processing, and distribution sectors currently face pressing challenges to meet the assurance requirements necessary to support operational goals, protect the balance sheet, and expand credit thresholds. The new capacity will provide much-needed liquidity to address the growing demand.
“We recognized a void in the energy assurance market in terms of both new, stable capacity and a disciplined approach to underwriting for the energy markets,” explained Daniel L. Sussman, President of Crum & Forster Credit Division. “This new relationship leverages the financial strength and proven market recognition of each company, building an integrated platform to serve the energy market.”
“FCIA is pleased to support Navitas Assurance Partners in their pursuit of underwriting credit insurance programs tailored to meet the ever-growing needs of the energy market,” said Mike Mulvey, FCIA Divisional President. “FCIA’s decades of credit insurance underwriting, together with the knowledge and skills of Navitas, will create a solid ground to expand the use of credit insurance in the energy market.”