What We Do

Transatlantic Insurance Partnership

 

  • Headaches placing overseas risks?
  • Unfamiliar with insurance practices across 'the pond'?
  • Placing business via overseas brokers but concerned about service standards?
  • Handing off too much commission?
  • Wondering about Brexit?
  • Need to access Lloyd's?

Simplify your overseas risk placements through a transatlantic insurance partnership with La Playa International.

La Playa International can streamline placement of your clients’ international risks, helping you grow your business and providing you with a ready-made transtlantic broking team – as well as super-convenient access via teams in your own time zone.

La Playa International provides a bridge for UK and US insurance brokers needing to place Transatlantic client risks.  With US-licensed staff based in the UK and UK Chartered Insurance Institute accredited staff in the US, we offer a seamless and convenient facility that takes the headache out of tranatlantic risk placement.

In the UK, La Playa is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

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La Playa is a registered broker at Lloyd's of London, an elite status which gives us direct access to the world's premier specialist insurance market.

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Case Studies

"I'd been having issues with servicing, and struggling to get around minimum premiums for my clients - so I contacted La Playa and by the end of the week I had a quote and a great solution in hand"
Broker, Connecticut USA

“We were asked at short notice to provide an alternative quotation for a client's E&O renewal for their US operation.  La Playa turned around a quotation within 24 hours.  Impressed!"
Broker, London UK

“Our client was negotiating a contract for a project in New York. Although the group insurance could be extended to include this new project, the Third Parties Lawyer required a project-specific insurance to be placed with a US carrier.  La Playa set this up with no fuss for us - it was quick and easy, and we didn't even have to make an international call!"
Broker, London UK

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USA Brokers

With London voted #1 European city for business for over twenty years, US companies are taking advantage of its stability and favourable tax regimes to set up operations in the UK. But are you sure your clients are getting the right cover across the pond? And are you earning what you deserve from it? If you’re placing your clients’ policies through UK brokers, why not make it easier on yourself?

La Playa International can place your UK risks - simplifying the process and streamlining the commission structure, within a trusted transatlantic insurance partnership. Our London-based team has access to an extensive panel of insurers including Chubb and Hiscox.

With our experienced team, you’ll know your clients are in safe hands: we deliver transatlantic capability with personal service. Service level agreements can be tailored to suit your needs and importantly, our partnership will be strictly limited to your clients’ UK needs; this is formally enshrined within our agreement with you.

  • Easy placement for UK risks (commercial, private client and marine)
  • A single UK broker for all your placement needs
  • Enhanced earnings through an attractive commission/fee model
  • Talk to US teams with access to UK systems during US office hours
  • Jointly FCA & US-licensed staff in both our London and US offices

We think you’ll appreciate the compelling simplicity of our model – and a trusted transatlantic partnership with La Playa is backed up by teams of high-caliber individuals. Contact us to talk through your needs, and let’s work together to make your job easier.

Employers' Liability | Public & Products Liability | Internet & Cyber Liability | Privacy & Data Liability | Motor | Fiduciary | Crime | Employment Practices Liability | Goods in Transit | Directors & Officers | Professional indemnity | Home | Marine

Read our Terms of Agreement.

Become a Partner Broker

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Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +1 646 665 7737 or +44 20 3865 0149

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UK Brokers

UK companies are taking advantage of the market size and tax benefits to set up operations stateside. But are you sure your clients are getting the right cover across the pond? And are you earning what you deserve from it?  If you’re placing your clients’ policies through US brokers, why not make it easier on yourself?

La Playa International can place your US risks - simplifying the process and streamlining the commission structure, within a trusted transatlantic insurance partnership. Our New York-based team has both primary Property & Casualty and Surplus Lines licenses, with access to an extensive panel of insurers including The Hartford, Hanover, Chubb, Travelers, Axa, State Farm, Fireman’s Fund, Zurich, CNA, AIG and Hiscox.

With our experienced team, you’ll know your clients are in safe hands: we deliver transatlantic capability with personal service. Service level agreements can be tailored to suit your needs and importantly, our partnership will be strictly limited to your clients’ USA needs; this is formally enshrined within our agreement with you.

  • Easy placement for US risks (commercial, private client and marine)
  • Local ACORD certificates for one-off placements
  • A single US broker for all your placement needs
  • Enhanced earnings through an attractive commission/fee model
  • Talk to UK teams with access to US systems during UK office hours
  • Jointly FCA & US-licensed staff in both our London and US offices

We think you’ll appreciate the compelling simplicity of our model – and a trusted transatlantic partnership with La Playa is backed up by teams of high-calibre individuals. Contact us to talk through your needs, and let’s work together to make your job easier.

Workers’ Compensation | General Liability | Internet and Cyber Liabilities | Auto Liability, Fiduciary | Crime, Employment Practices Liability | Inland Marine | Directors & Officers | Errors and Omissions | Homeowners

Read our Terms of Agreement.

Become a Partner Broker

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Meet the Team

Our people are seasoned brokers, hand-picked from amongst the best in the market.
We're the antidote to large, impersonal brokers - our people tend to be innovative free-thinkers who aren't afraid to change the game.

Mark Boon

Mark Boon ACII
(New York)

CEO Tel: +1 646 665 7737

With over thirty years' experience in the industry, Mark Boon is founder and CEO of La Playa, a niche broker based in London, New York and Cambridge. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

Outside of work, Mark runs a 15-piece soul band, in which he plays bass and keyboards.

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark ACII
(London)

Director, Global Markets Tel: +44 1223 200 667

Matthew has over twenty years' experience in commercial insurance, three of which were spent in Saudi Arabia advising major oil and construction companies on their risk management and insurance programmes.

He has developed an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with emerging and disruptive technologies and the exposures such companies face.

Matthew is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager.

He can be seen each evening leather- clad, speeding off into the night on his Triumph bike.

Elaine Lamb

Elaine Lamb
(London & New York)

Director, La Playa International US: +1 646 583 1574 UK: +44 203 286 8897

Elaine joined La Playa in 2011, bringing 18 years' experience in commercial broking, including over 10 years working on international business. She works across La Playa's London and New York offices, providing a bridge for brokers on both sides of the Atlantic.

When not collecting Airmiles, she can be found at the weekends on the golf course.

Charlene Gill

Charlene Gill
(New York)

Account Executive Tel: +1 646 665 7737

Charlene joined La Playa in October 2014, bringing 20 years experience in Commercial and Personal Insurance, including over 15 years working on Speciality Entertainment Products.

She is a liason between La Playa's New York and London offices, servicing both clients and brokers.

In Charlene's free time you can most likely find her binge watching shows on Netflix.

Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +1 646 665 7737 or +44 20 3865 0149

About

La Playa is a boutique-sized international broker based in London and New York.  Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, and licensed in over 25 states in the USA, we are a registered Lloyd’s broker, giving direct access to specialist underwriting in the world’s premier insurance market.  

We pride ourselves in the caliber of our people, with expert and qualified British and American staff in both territories and time zones.  Your experience of our processes should be seamless, with all documentation electronic for speed and efficiency.

We also enjoy excellent relationships with key insurers, including privileged status with Chubb, Hiscox, Beazley, CNA Hardy and Lloyd’s syndicates.

The combination of our innovative, ‘can do’ mindset, our international capability, our access to markets and our great people means we’re easy to work with – and, we think you’ll find, a pleasure to deal with.
 

 

 

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FAQ

La Playa International is part of the La Playa Global Group, an independent insurance broker established in 1999 and based in London, Cambridge and New York.

La Playa is authorised regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration no 305655.

Absolutely. We're happy for you to handle all the communication with your client if you prefer.
We aim to make your experience with us more like that of a boutique hotel or "Club Class" than the call-centre mentality of the vast corporations you may have worked with. Our 'can do' culture is agile and responsive. All documentation is electronic for greater speed and efficiency, and we aim to answer calls within 3 rings and respond to emails within one working day. Our teams in London and New York can cover a longer working day (9am - 10pm GMT) to get things done fast.

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