Who We Are

Obsidian is a program insurance fronting platform built solely to support the increasing market need of managing general agents, managing general underwriters, and program administrators that want to connect with reinsurers that seek primary layer access.

In a business where expertise and execution matter, Obsidian offers:

  • “A-“ (Excellent) A.M. Best rated admitted and non-admitted paper, with $100 million in capital
  • Alignment of economic interests with our MGAs and reinsurer partners 
  • Broad underwriting expertise and robust processes to support the success of our MGA programs
  • Extensive regulatory & licensing, form & rate filing experience

Our focus is on the needs of MGAs and reinsurers to: 

  • provide long-term solutions for our partners
  • conduct efficient operations without the legacy expense of traditional carriers
  • eliminate operational and distribution channel conflicts with MGAs
    and reinsurers

Advantages of the Obsidian Model

• Specialization and focus to meet the specific fronting needs of MGAs and reinsurers
• No channel or other conflicts through singular focus on fronting market
• Efficient operations without the legacy expense structure of traditional carriers
• Underwriting expertise to properly assess the expected profitability of portfolios of risk
• Economic alignment with core business partners by assuming a modest retention

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Our Investor

Genstar Capital is the lead investor in Obsidian.  Genstar has a 30+ year track record of investing in growth oriented companies, including specific successful experience in financial services and insurance.  For more information on Genstar, please visit https://www.gencap.com/