Ascot backs Coalition with long-term capacity

Coalition announced the addition of Ascot Group to back Coalition’s US primary surplus lines cyber program through Ascot Specialty Insurance Company. This multi-year partnership provides Coalition with long-term capacity for its cyber programs.

Coalition’s other long-term capacity providers include leading global insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Arch Insurance North America, Lloyd’s of London, and Zurich North America.

Coalition says that its year-over-year revenue grew by more than 400% in 2021, serving 140,000+ customers . Coalition’s run rate GWP now exceeds $650 million, while experiencing “consistently profitable growth” as a result of its Active Insurance approach that combines cybersecurity technology with traditional coverage and its track record of 70% fewer claims than the rest of the insurance market.

“Coalition’s track-record over the past five years has proven that innovation and technology can effectively coexist to create unique and preferred outcomes. This powerful combination aids the underwriting process and has proven to be a differentiator in the market helping clients to manage and mitigate cyber risk. This partnership gives Ascot the opportunity to complement our already talented cyber underwriting team by offering additional capacity to support Coalition’s continued growth.” – Matt Kramer, CEO of US Insurance at Ascot.

“We are proud to share that our coalition of carriers is growing, and we welcome Ascot as a capacity provider and partner in solving cyber risk. Coalition is committed to setting a new standard for cyber insurance by spotting and mitigating risks before they strike and providing support both during and after an incident. This Active Insurance model is helping small businesses thrive in our digital economy.” – Shawn Ram, Head of Insurance at Coalition.