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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
attributed to Charles Darwin

Why Newbridge?

Having commenced underwriting in 2015, Newbridge have rapidly established themselves as a ‘go-to’ of political violence and terrorism insurance and reinsurance, not only in the London market but also within their larger geographical target area.

With nearly 40 years of underwriting experience gained from working both in the Lloyd’s and international markets, Newbridge offers clients and brokers a refreshing alternative to the traditional route to market.

We provide clients with A+ rated paper and the ability to move quickly to access capacity tailored to a client’s requirements.

We believe in providing our clients with the best possible financial protection and are quick to react as and when events occur. We have confidence that, given the right security measures, clients and industries all around the world can benefit from the knowledge and peace of mind we provide and are thus willing to underwrite in areas that others are otherwise not prepared to.


Our Capacity

As specialists in the political violence arena Newbridge offers coverage for:

  • Sabotage and terrorism
  • Strikes, riots, and civil commotion
  • War, civil war, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, and other related perils
  • Third party liability
  • Employers liability


Newbridge is able to commit over USD 20,000,000 of A- (Excellent) or better, capacity from both the Lloyd’s and company markets on each risk with the capability of writing up to 60 month policy periods.


The named peril coverage we provide can be tailored to suit a client’s requirements but are all are based up approved London market wordings that can be written into the framework of English or local law and jurisdiction.


In addition to physical damage and business interruption protection Newbridge is able to offer coverage extensions for items such as:  

  • Denial of access
  • Loss of attraction
  • Removal of debris
  • Armed assault
  • Cartel coverage
  • Looting
  • Cash in transit
  • Control of well
  • Supplier and customer extensions
  • Transmission and distribution lines

For a more extensive list of the coverages provided please contact one of the Newbridge team to discuss.

Insurance-Based Crisis Management Solutions

  • Terrorism
  • Strike, riots, civil commotion
  • Malicious damage
  • Rebellion, revolution, insurrection, mutiny
  • Customer interruption
  • Loss of rent
  • Increased cost of working
  • Bodily injury
  • Third party liability
  • Physical damage
  • Loss of profits
  • Supplier interruption
  • Civil war, war on land
  • Clean up costs
  • Denial of access
  • Loss of attraction
  • Armed assailant coverage



Our Infrastructure

Newbridge is now part of Optio, a future-thinking company of insurance experts and market-makers. Our partnership allows us to focus on underwriting and our clients’ needs whilst they take care of the operational functions.

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Contact Us

Chris brings a wealth of experience to Newbridge having operated for over twenty years in the Political Risk, War, and Terrorism market in London, the USA, Middle East, and Africa.

Identifying the demand for a specialist MGA Chris established the Newbridge Partners cell in January 2015. Focusing on clients with operations outside of North America and Western Europe, Newbridge provides direct and reinsurance coverage for terrorism, strikes, riots and civil commotion, and war on land for businesses of all sizes. Using this platform NRP plans to expand their offering to provide Political and Counter Party risk to their clients and over time evolve into a comprehensive Crisis Management unit, offering a bouquet of coverage’s to protect a client’s profitability from actions or non performance by third parties.

A graduate of Brunel University, Chris is an avid motorcycling fan and passionate supporter of Munster Rugby Club. When not working Chris enjoys spending time with his daughters and their many pursuits!

Christopher Kirby

Head of Political Violence and Terrorism

Direct: +44 (0)20 3023 3225
Mobile: +44 (0)7736 893078

Henry joined Newbridge as a Partner in May 2015 after working as Political Violence and Terrorism Underwriter for a leading Lloyd’s of London syndicate. Henry has extensive experience with a specialist interest in the emerging market regions of MENA, South America, Far East and Africa.

After a graduating, Henry joined the City working in the Financial Exchange markets. Moving over to insurance, Henry joined Marsh as a Terrorism and PV broker before moving over to Underwriting.

In his time away from the office he enjoys spending time with his young family and playing sport when time permits.

Henry Buchanan

Political Violence and Terrorism Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0)20 3023 3226
Mobile: +44 (0)7736 893077