We will soon be trading as Munich Re Specialty.

Our stability, expertise and partnership will migrate to be under one powerful, global brand – Munich Re Specialty. Pardon our dust while we update this site to reflect this change.

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Bell & Clements are the leading experts in understanding and connecting US coverholders and brokers to flexible and innovative insurance solutions, combining inhouse ability, third party capacity, surplus lines cover and admitted solutions.

We are a responsible employer, a value-adding partner, and an innovative name in the insurance market. Building on a proven industry background – dating back over 35 years, we have developed and grown a unique and market-leading brand, now supported by our parent company Munich Re.

Our team of experts enables us to respond to the individual needs of our customers and to drive forward the very best solutions that matches their needs. This flexibility, supported by great innovation, unique capacity offerings and a dedicated team, allows us to work with our partners to quickly bring them together with the best solution. 


What do we stand for?


We know that standing still isn't an option. We drive forward our relationships by providing technology-enabled solutions and services that share information throughout the value-chain with our partners.


We have the drive and passion to support the needs of our customers. From the ability to respond to complex and difficult scenarios, to the experts that understand their local markets, we are well placed to help our customers grow and be successful.


We bring a unique experience and expertise to our customers. We have long-standing and trusted relationships with both the coverholders and brokers we serve and the markets that we support.


Our History


Reg Bell & John Clements started the business under an umbrella arrangement with Benfield, Lovick and Rees & Co.


Lloyd's broker status was granted.


Bell & Clements begins to offer in-house underwriting.


Open Market activities begin.


Bell & Clements Underwriting Managers launched.


Bell & Clements Inc formed in US.


Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC partnership launched.


Bell & Clements acquired by Munich Re Group.


Launch of real time data processing platform, The Bridge.


Bell & Clements becomes part of the newly formed Munich Re Specialty Insurance.


First Professional Lines products launched.