Our Canadian branch located in Toronto opened in 2011 and is licenced to write business in all provinces of Canada in the areas of: Accident & Sickness, Boiler & Machinery, Fidelity, Liability, Property, Aviation, Marine & Automobile.

The Canadian office is a conduit connecting Canadian insureds and brokers to global capacity for a variety of specialty lines. Our branch has both onsite underwriting and claims capabilities and we liaise closely with HDI Global Specialty SE underwriters worldwide who have vast expertise and experience in many classes of insurance business.

Our office focuses its efforts on underwriting activities for the two main business streams, Delegated Authority business and Single Risk business.


Delegated Authority Business

  • We seek to support specialist Managing General Agents (MGAs) who have a niche insurance offering, who value long-term partnerships and have their own infrastructure to service their business needs.
  • We clearly define underwriting authority for each MGA to avoid competition between HDI Global Specialty SE MGAs.
  • We are open to new ideas, lines of business, distribution channels, territories and markets.

Single Risk Business

We have a local Financial Lines underwriting team with a primary focus of Directors’ & Officers and Errors & Omissions insurance across a broad spectrum of classes and segments.

We work with our worldwide HDI Global Specialty SE colleagues to facilitate the writing of Canadian risks in the areas of Aviation, Marine, Energy, Mining risks and Accident & Sickness among other classes.