Walmer is an independent, FCA regulated, Lloyds of London registered, insurance broker.

We have wholesale and direct insurance expertise and have been exceeding client’expectations since 2002. We blend traditional expertise with InsurTech Strategy.

Our unique service derives from an obsessive desire to understand our client’s risk characteristics. We acquire a detailed knowledge of their industry and this allows us to positively contextualise their profile against their peers.

Taking the time to know our client’s means we can obtain the best products and services for them. Our Lloyds broker status gives us access to Lloyds syndicates, as well as insurance companies, and this allows us to negotiate preferential terms.

Financial Conduct Authority

Walmer is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and has regulatory permissions to provide Commercial and Retail Customers advice on Non-Investment Insurance Contracts. Walmer may hold client money in respect of its insurance mediation activities. Our FCA number is 463677.

Lloyd’s of London

Walmer is a registered Lloyd’s broker, our Lloyd’s broker number is BMP1139.


European Economic Area

Walmer is passported to provide insurance or reinsurance distribution in Gibraltar.



Robert Kelly

Senior Partner

Walmer was founded by Robert Kelly who has over 25 years’ experience on the sell side of the insurance industry. The majority of his early career was spent as an underwriter, principally with Chubb where he was Divisional Head of Chubb’s UK & Ireland Financial Institutions business. Robert credits Walmer’s detailed approach to the analytical skills acquired at Chubb in assessing and pricing risk.


  • » January 2002
    Company founded
  • » January 2003
    Asset management insurance division launched
  • » July 2006
    Petitions the Home Secretary on the US Extradition Treaty and its impact for financial services professionals in the UKT
  • » August 2007
    Become Lloyd’s registered broker
  • » October 2007
    Irish subsidiary launched
  • » March 2008
    Jersey regulatory authorisation and office opening
  • » January 2010
    Guernsey regulatory authorisation and office opening
  • » February 2011
    Tax liability insurance division starts
  • » March 2011
    UCITS Fund directors’ liability product launched
  • » May 2011
    Cayman regulatory authorisation and office opening
  • » June 2011
    Winner best insurance firm 2011 – HFMWeek
  • » November 2011
    FIN 48 tax liability product for investment funds launched
  • » March 2012
    MGA wholesale services start
  • » June 2012
    Winner best insurance firm 2012 – HFMWeek
  • » October 2012
    IMS Group (Cordium) become Introducer Appointed Representative
  • » May 2014
    AIFMD complaint professional indemnity product launched
  • » September 2014
    Hedge Fund COO Benchmarking Survey released
  • » November 2014
    Asset management insurance division (Baronsmead) sold