Specie and Fine Art

Ascot is a market leader in Specie insurance and we have one of the most well known and respected teams in the Lloyd’s market. We lead the majority of the business that we write, including global programmes for some of the largest entities in the world in this class.

We respond swiftly to the complex and changing environments that many of our customers operate in, and genuinely tailor bespoke solutions to your needs. We pride ourselves on swift claims resolution and on being able to react quickly to difficult situations that clients might face post loss.

Our specie and fine art coverages include:

General Specie – We offer insurance solutions for high value interests including gold, securities and cash and we also cover mining interests for precious metals and stones.

Jewellers’ Block – We insure every aspect of a jewellers risk including the stock at their premises and any exposures they may have at exhibitions or shows. We can offer a prompt and independent response to each risk, however large.

Cash in transit – We are a market leader in this business and have a global portfolio ranging from very small regional business to diverse multinational operations. Our experience shows that the key underwriting factor is the strength of a client’s risk management performance.

Fine Art – We seek to establish long term relationships with both museums, private collectors and other not for profit institutional collections to develop insurance solutions that meet their individual ongoing needs.

Please contact one of our underwriters for more information about Ascot’s specie and fine art products and services.

Gary Tredgett

Gary TredgettExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9663

Email: gary.tredgett@ascotuw.com

Gary is Executive Underwriter and Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 1992 and joined Ascot in 2005.

James MacNaughton

James MacNaughtonUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9611

Email: james.macnaughton@ascotuw.com

James is an Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 1983 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Paul Wootten

Paul WoottenUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9620

Email: paul.wootten@ascotuw.com

Paul is an Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Nicola Dunlop

Nicola DunlopUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Email: nicola.dunlop@ascotuw.com

Nicola is an Underwriting Administrator for Specie & Fine Art. She began her insurance career in 2009 and joined Ascot in 2011.

Roshin Dawson

Roshin DawsonUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8377

Email: roshin.dawson@ascotuw.com

Roshin is an Underwriting Administrator for Specie and Fine Art. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2013.