A RELATIONSHIP, NOT A TRANSACTION

We take our clients on a complete journey from initial contact, data collection, assessment, solution, documentation, execution, and on-going maintenance. We make this journey as simple as possible.

WE ARE AGILE

Our size gives us unusual agility. You have a direct line of communication with our principals. We give you answers in days, not weeks.

WE ARE GLOBAL

Are we the world’s smallest multinational underwriters? We don’t know.

What we do know is that we are one of few with emerging market experience. This uniquely allows us to benchmark and provide international insurance solutions.

WE ARE INDEPENDENT

We are fiercely protective of our independence. We have no parent company to which we’re obligated. We answer only to our clients.

WE ARE INNOVATORS

We combine specialist experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver new insights and new solutions to any underwriting and admin needs.

WE PARTNER WITH THE BEST

The products and services we deliver impact our clients’ reputations. To ensure the best possible experience, we partner exclusively with A-rated insurers and reinsurers. These are organisations with the very best records of meeting their obligations to policyholders.

WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

One example? We’re happy to co-present products to our clients’ clients. We have presented Smart Protection to automotive distributors on behalf of manufacturers. Our knowledge enables us to provide instant technical advice.

WE RESPECT YOUR REPUTATION

We are committed to acting in a fully compliant manner that enhances your reputation. We are honest. We are accountable. We work hard to keep clients for life.

A RELATIONSHIP, NOT A TRANSACTION

We take our clients on a complete journey from initial contact, data collection, assessment, solution, documentation, execution, and on-going maintenance. We make this journey as simple as possible.

WE ARE AGILE

Our size gives us unusual agility. You have a direct line of communication with our principals. We give you answers in days, not weeks.

WE ARE GLOBAL

Are we the world’s smallest multinational underwriters? We don’t know.

What we do know is that we are one of few with emerging market experience. This uniquely allows us to benchmark and provide international insurance solutions.

WE ARE INDEPENDENT

We are fiercely protective of our independence. We have no parent company to which we’re obligated. We answer only to our clients.

WE ARE INNOVATORS

We combine specialist experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver new insights and new solutions to any underwriting and admin needs.

WE PARTNER WITH THE BEST

The products and services we deliver impact our clients’ reputations. To ensure the best possible experience, we partner exclusively with A-rated insurers and reinsurers. These are organisations with the very best records of meeting their obligations to policyholders.

WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

One example? We’re happy to co-present products to our clients’ clients. We have presented Smart Protection to automotive distributors on behalf of manufacturers. Our knowledge enables us to provide instant technical advice.

WE RESPECT YOUR REPUTATION

We are committed to acting in a fully compliant manner that enhances your reputation. We are honest. We are accountable. We work hard to keep clients for life.

A RELATIONSHIP, NOT A TRANSACTION

We take our clients on a complete journey from initial contact, data collection, assessment, solution, documentation, execution, and on-going maintenance. We make this journey as simple as possible.

WE ARE AGILE

Our size gives us unusual agility. You have a direct line of communication with our principals. We give you answers in days, not weeks.

WE ARE GLOBAL

Are we the world’s smallest multinational underwriters? We don’t know.

What we do know is that we are one of few with emerging market experience. This uniquely allows us to benchmark and provide international insurance solutions.

WE ARE INDEPENDENT

We are fiercely protective of our independence. We have no parent company to which we’re obligated. We answer only to our clients.

WE ARE INNOVATORS

We combine specialist experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver new insights and new solutions to any underwriting and admin needs.

WE PARTNER WITH THE BEST

The products and services we deliver impact our clients’ reputations. To ensure the best possible experience, we partner exclusively with A-rated insurers and reinsurers. These are organisations with the very best records of meeting their obligations to policyholders.

WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

One example? We’re happy to co-present products to our clients’ clients. We have presented Smart Protection to automotive distributors on behalf of manufacturers. Our knowledge enables us to provide instant technical advice.

WE RESPECT YOUR REPUTATION

We are committed to acting in a fully compliant manner that enhances your reputation. We are honest. We are accountable. We work hard to keep clients for life.

WE ARE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dermot Reilly

Dermot Reilly

Co-Founder & Director – Asia

Dermot has worked as an insurance professional for over 25 years. He has underwriting and broking expertise in lifestyle protection products, all types of warranty, automobile-related specialty products and mortgage indemnity. Dermot has held senior positions at several blue-chip insurance and broking firms. He has extensively worked across Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2011, Dermot moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Dermot is a regular speaker at various industry conferences across Asia. He has provided his experience and expertise to regulators for product approval and best practices for specialty products.

Harj Sandhu

Harj Sandhu

Co-Founder & Director
Europe, Middle East & Americas

Harj has worked in insurance and finance for over 25 years. He has worked in senior positions as an underwriter and broker in European, Asian and North American insurance markets. He has provided niche insurance solutions to OEMs, captive finance companies and banks. His product expertise covers warranty, GAP, residual value insurance, related automobile products, lifestyle protection products, Walkaway, cashback guarantees and credit enhancement for securitisation markets. In 2011, Harj moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Harj is a regular speaker at conferences and worked with regulators for product approval.

Gordon Burrows

Head of Solutions

Gordon joined ADVA Underwriting in 2023 from his role as founding Director and Executive Director of Pro MGA Solutions Ltd. He was the Managing Director of Pro MGA Europe GmbH and the CEO of Pro MGA Europe GmbH (UK Branch).With over 35 years’ experience within the London insurance market Gordon developed strong relationships with peers, coverholders, insurers, Lloyd’s, policyholders, and brokers.
Gordon has helped over 30 MGAs establish their regulatory and operational processes in UK, Europe, North America and Asia. He has held a number of binding authorities including the creation, management and underwriting of a European commercial property portfolio.
Gordon is an active member of the MGA community and a member of numerous market forums. He is widely regarded as an expert in the creation, regulation, and operation of MGAs.

WE ARE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dermot Reilly

Dermot Reilly

Co-Founder & Director – Asia

Dermot has worked as an insurance professional for over 25 years. He has underwriting and broking expertise in lifestyle protection products, all types of warranty, automobile-related specialty products and mortgage indemnity. Dermot has held senior positions at several blue-chip insurance and broking firms. He has extensively worked across Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2011, Dermot moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Dermot is a regular speaker at various industry conferences across Asia. He has provided his experience and expertise to regulators for product approval and best practices for specialty products.

Harj Sandhu

Harj Sandhu

Co-Founder & Director
Europe, Middle East & Americas

Harj has worked in insurance and finance for over 25 years. He has worked in senior positions as an underwriter and broker in European, Asian and North American insurance markets. He has provided niche insurance solutions to OEMs, captive finance companies and banks. His product expertise covers warranty, GAP, residual value insurance, related automobile products, lifestyle protection products, Walkaway, cashback guarantees and credit enhancement for securitisation markets. In 2011, Harj moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Harj is a regular speaker at conferences and worked with regulators for product approval.

Gordon Burrows

Gordon Burrows

Head of Solutions

Gordon joined ADVA Underwriting in 2023 from his role as founding Director and Executive Director of Pro MGA Solutions Ltd. He was the Managing Director of Pro MGA Europe GmbH and the CEO of Pro MGA Europe GmbH (UK Branch).

With over 35 years’ experience within the London insurance market Gordon developed strong relationships with peers, coverholders, insurers, Lloyd’s, policyholders, and brokers.

Gordon has helped over 30 MGAs establish their regulatory and operational processes in UK, Europe, North America and Asia. He has held a number of binding authorities including the creation, management and underwriting of a European commercial property portfolio.

Gordon is an active member of the MGA community and a member of numerous market forums. He is widely regarded as an expert in the creation, regulation, and operation of MGAs.

WE ARE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dermot Reilly

Dermot Reilly
Co-Founder & Director – Asia

Dermot has worked as an insurance professional for over 25 years. He has underwriting and broking expertise in lifestyle protection products, all types of warranty, automobile-related specialty products and mortgage indemnity. Dermot has held senior positions at several blue-chip insurance and broking firms. He has extensively worked across Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2011, Dermot moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Dermot is a regular speaker at various industry conferences across Asia. He has provided his experience and expertise to regulators for product approval and best practices for specialty products.

Harj Sandhu

Harj Sandhu
Co-Founder & Director
Europe, Middle East & Americas

Harj has worked in insurance and finance for over 25 years. He has worked in senior positions as an underwriter and broker in European, Asian and North American insurance markets. He has provided niche insurance solutions to OEMs, captive finance companies and banks. His product expertise covers warranty, GAP, residual value insurance, related automobile products, lifestyle protection products, Walkaway, cashback guarantees and credit enhancement for securitisation markets. In 2011, Harj moved to Asia and co-founded the first-ever MGA in Asia specialising in warranty and related products. He also set up a third-party administrator providing end-to-end multilingual claims solutions. Harj is a regular speaker at conferences and worked with regulators for product approval.

Gordon Burrows

Gordon Burrows
Head of Solutions

Gordon joined ADVA Underwriting in 2023 from his role as founding Director and Executive Director of Pro MGA Solutions Ltd. He was the Managing Director of Pro MGA Europe GmbH and the CEO of Pro MGA Europe GmbH (UK Branch).

With over 35 years’ experience within the London insurance market Gordon developed strong relationships with peers, coverholders, insurers, Lloyd’s, policyholders, and brokers.

Gordon has helped over 30 MGAs establish their regulatory and operational processes in UK, Europe, North America and Asia. He has held a number of binding authorities including the creation, management and underwriting of a European commercial property portfolio.

Gordon is an active member of the MGA community and a member of numerous market forums. He is widely regarded as an expert in the creation, regulation, and operation of MGAs.