Munich Re Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s






Munich Re Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s (formerly Watkins Syndicate) is primarily a dedicated marine specialist founded on the best Lloyd’s traditions of innovation and adaptability. The Munich Re Syndicate is committed to providing bespoke insurance solutions in a dynamic and ever-changing market place. In the Middle East Munich Re Syndicate 457 operates as Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, the world’s leading reinsurance company, the syndicate can offer clients top quality insurance products, fully aligned to unparalleled security.

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited has been trading in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub continent since 2006 and is committed to providing high quality service to its customers, combining the risk experience of its Lloyd’s operation with dedicated local resources.

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited writes the following insurances:


  • Offshore Energy (Exploration & Production)
  • Offshore Construction
  • Marine Cargo
  • Project Cargo
  • Hull and Machinery
  • Yacht Insurance
  • Builders Risk
  • Marine and Transport Liabilities
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Marine Trade
  • Marine War and Aviation War
  • Specie (Fine Art, Jewellers Block, Vault Risks & Cash in Transit)
  • Subsea Equipment


Non Marine & Specialty Lines

  • Personal Accident
  • Political Violence and Terrorism
  • Contingency
  • War on Land


Office Contacts

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited
Telephone: +971 4 446 9200
Fax: +971 4 446 9220

Patrick Fernandes
SEO & Managing Director
Telephone: +971 4 446 9200

Ben Brough
Director & Underwriting Manager
Telephone: +971 4 446 9202

Seetharaman L
Manager (Underwriting) - Specie and Cargo
Telephone: +971 4 446 9204

Valerian Coelho
Underwriting Support
Telephone: +971 4 446 9206

Jeremy Griffiths
Regional Claims Manager
T +65 6395 0198


Seema Pradeep
Claims Coordinator
Telephone: +971 4 446 9205 

Filippo Vailati
Underwriter - Marine Liabilities and Marine Trade
Telephone: +971 4 446 9200