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Munich Re Underwriting Limited is the managing agency for the Watkins Syndicate (also known as Watkins Underwriters at Lloyd’s), one of the largest marine insurance underwriters at Lloyd’s. The Watkins Syndicate – founded in 1977 and acquired by Munich Re in 1997 – has earned a leading position and an outstanding reputation for top-quality underwriting.

Watkins Syndicate is comprised of experienced underwriting teams in the areas of cargo, liability, energy, space, specie, transport & logistics, yacht & marine trade, war, terrorism and accident & health. Maintaining a global network of service companies it is located throughout the UK, Ireland, the United States, as well as in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. A separate unit, Watkins Marine Services, is dedicated to transportation-related and energy risk management.

Additional services include a highly respected claims management team that works closely with insureds and underwriters to ensure high-quality claims handling. Watkins Syndicate also provides a range of professional risk management services, including site inspections, risk audits and support in optimising the insured’s risk profile. Marine project management is available for construction undertakings.

With a business culture that encourages excellence and innovation, the Watkins Syndicate is dedicated to delivering solutions that give its clients a competitive edge.

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