ABN: 40 114 962 435
ACN: 114962435
AFSL Number or NZ IRD Number: 295894
Suite 201, Level 2, 272 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 2065
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Suite 201, Level 2, 272 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, NSW 2065


London Australia Underwriting (LAUW) is independent and offers best-of-breed products.

Based in Sydney, Australia, LAUW was established in 2005 by Steve Walker and Declan Rye to write professional and financial lines business exclusively on behalf of Lloyd’s of London syndicates, offering the highest level of security for clients.

LAUW offers a wide choice of innovative products backed by one of the most experienced underwriting teams in the market.

LAUW’s model focuses on innovation and service. While maintaining a consistent open market presence, LAUW can target specific business sectors and apply stringent risk selection criteria that deliver superior, sustainable underwriting results. That benefits brokers and their clients with fair, timely claims settlements and consistent pricing.

Walker and Rye each have more than 20 years’ experience in the field, including 10 years' underwriting business for various syndicates at Lloyd’s.

LAUW’s underwriting personnel and portfolio managers all boast significant experience in the financial lines sector in the Australian market.

LAUW’s core product lines are:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Directors & officers
  • Management liability
  • Financial institutions (professional indemnity, electronic & computer crime, D&O)
  • Cyber insurance
  • IT liability (ComTech)
  • Fintech

Name: Declan Rye
Title: Director
Email: declan.rye@lauw.com.au
Phone: 02 8912 6403

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