Experience and Reputation
Lucy Raymond, a broker with over 30 years' experience in the international market, is the founder and Managing Director of Lucy A. Raymond & Sons Ltd.
Lucy has held a variety of senior positions with London Market insurance and reinsurance Brokers. Her long established reputation and excellent relations with both clients and markets have been fundamental factors behind the success that the company has enjoyed since the start of its operations.
Knowledge in Depth
Lucy is supported by highly skilled people in Broking, Broking Support, Finance and Claims.
Our Account Executives are all degree educated. All but one is a native Spanish speaker. Most have at least 10 years experience in the industry, many have much more.
Our Account Executive team has a range of complementary skills including members of the team qualified in Law, Loss Adjusting, Architecture and Engineering with a number of members with the highest levels of insurance qualifications.
We Speak Your Language
Our Account Executives speak to our producers in their native tongue and in this way ensure that our information is comprehensive and accurate and that the cover provided completely satisfies the clients’ requirements. The Account Executives will provide various levels of translated information as required by the underwriters and our service includes professionally fully translated documents where required.
We Are Here For You
Every producer has a designated Account Executive as well as a designated back-up, who is also fully familiar with the accounts so that when an Account Executive is not available, the handling of the account is transferred seamlessly to another team member.
We are an independent insurance and reinsurance broker based in the City of London, serving clients and markets throughout Latin America, Africa and Australasia.
We place every size of risk from SMEs to major Corporations and State Institutions.
Our exclusive arrangements have enabled us access to significant capacity that is not available to other London brokers. This makes LAR a valuable business partner for local producers.
LAR has partnerships with many other large international brokers that operate in London and gets business directly from their overseas offices because we provide the very highest levels of service and response time on accounts that their UK base may have no dedicated resource for. This partnerships works: the underwriter gains access to business they may otherwise not see; the local office of the partner broker gains the account for their group; LAR provides the placing expertise and channel to the security; the client gets a speedy, competitive quote with a fast turnaround.
This level of partnership, of course, requires coordination with our partner brokers to ensure sure that we do not compete in exactly the same market space. In this way we enhance LAR’s market share, our partners’ placing options and our clients’ breadth of security.
Service above All
We are committed to the highest levels of service, both in respect of our clients and our markets. We believe in obtaining full and transparent information to enable us to provide all of the necessary details first-time to our underwriters. This, in turn, allows a speedy confirmation of support to our clients.
Long term value for all
By maintaining a constant dialogue with our producers we ensure that we present risks to Underwriters that we believe will become part of a valued and valuable long-lasting business relationship for all parties.