Howden CAP and Pernix form partnership, harnessing the efficiency of Structured Credit APIs


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London, 07 July 2023 – Howden, the international insurance broker, today announces that Pernix Specialty Limited has joined Howden CAP as its latest API (Application Programming Interfaces) partner. This development reflects Howden CAP and Pernix’s commitment to use digital platforms to improve efficiency in the marketplace, to provide enhanced solutions for clients, and to lead the shift toward digital transacting in the London Market.

This partnership enables Pernix to draw down on Howden CAP’s Structured Credit API, which makes all of its policy submission data readily available for ingestion into internal underwriting applications in a structured, digital format. The Howden API solves a plethora of inefficiencies within the insurance placement value chain, while enhancing management information relating to structured submission data. This represents a significant opportunity for underwriters, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and cost.

This partnership with Pernix follows the announcement of several other API collaborations, including Allianz Trade, AXA, Coface and Mosaic.

Jay Hopkins, Divisional Director, Howden CAP, said: “Our partnership with Pernix is yet another proof point of the digital shift that is taking place within the structured credit insurance market. We’re delighted that Pernix has joined us on this journey and we look forward to taking our partnership to the next level. We welcome our broking peers to join us on our venture to enhance the efficiency of the insurance placement process for all participants – our door remains open.”

Paul Hillier, Managing Director, xTrade, added: “I’ve been hugely impressed with the speed at which Pernix have integrated with our API. They now have access to their structured credit risk data in real time, speeding up the process to deliver a leading service to clients. Our API aims to make it easy for our insurer partners to digitally connect with Howden’s distribution across a growing number of product lines.”  

Kade Spears, CEO, Pernix, said: “Pernix is different from its peers. The company is dedicated to political and non-payment risks insurance. Our experienced team is completely focused on underwriting individual risks. Pernix’s underwriting infrastructure is bespoke and this has enabled integration into Howden’s dataset in record time. The purpose of this singular focus is to provide Pernix’s partners best-in-class underwriting results.”