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Fine Art and Specie

Some of the leading institutions in the financial and art worlds rely on us to protect their precious items and artworks on display, in storage and in transit.

Our Fine Art and Specie insurance covers organisations and individuals against loss of or damage to valuables including currency, bullion, precious stones, documents and works of art.

Understanding your needs

With more than 30 years’ experience in Fine Art and Specie, our market-leading team appreciates the needs of clients with high-value items to protect. We’ll work closely with you to understand your particular requirements, ensuring that your valuables are fully protected at all times. We are known for our consistent, stable approach to underwriting – as well as our openness to considering unusual or complex risks.

Trusted by the discerning

Some of the leading institutions in the art world and the financial sector rely on us to protect their valuables – such as stocks, shares, precious metals and artworks – including Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, the Getty Museum and Sotheby’s.

Leading underwriters

We cover the full spectrum of Fine Art and Specie risks, with recognised specialisms in general specie, armoured car, fine art and jeweller’s block. We lead more than half of the business we write and have developed a number of new products and widely adopted market wordings.

Worldwide scope

QBE’s global network allows us to provide Fine Art and Specie cover worldwide. We also have the flexibility of being able to offer capacity on both Lloyd’s and company platforms.

In-house claims expertise

We have a dedicated Claims team that is very experienced in Fine Art and Specie claims. Our underwriters and claims handlers work closely, enabling us to provide a coherent and efficient resolution to any claim.

Your contact

Your contact

Ryan Joseph

Ryan Joseph

Portfolio Manager - Specialty

+44 7789 905405

European Contacts

If your business is registered in Continental Europe, please contact:

Tania Bensoussan-Arthur
Practice lead Europe Marine, Fine Art & Specie
Tel: +33 1 80 04 33 18