Kay International


Insurance & Reinsurance 


About Us

Kay International Plc “Kay” has been established in the UK since 1980 and will celebrates its 42nd Anniversary in 2022. Kay has an established brand and proven track record and is known in the market for providing niche products and schemes to direct clients and brokers in the UK and reinsurance support to overseas brokers and ceding insurers. Kay is an underwriting Agent (MGA), Lloyd’s coverholder and Lloyd’s broker.


Kay is particularly strong in CIS, CEE, MENA, Africa and Far East and presently receiving pipeline of reinsurance businesses from these markets. In addition to its recognition in the traditional insurance arena, Kay is acknowledged as a niche player in the industry, focusing on markets that are either ignored by larger brokers and underwriting agencies or regarded as too challenging.



  • 40 years of track records

  • Well known in the London and International market

  • An accredited and authorized Lloyd’s Broker. (There are only 210 Lloyd’s brokers in the world) 

  • An approved Lloyd’s Coverholder and Underwriting Agency

  • Various binding authorities and facilities from Lloyd’s and International Markets

  • Terms of Business Agreements (TOBA) with Majority of Lloyd’s Syndicates

  • TOBA's with over 600 active brokers including Marsh, Willis, JLT, AON, Guy Carpenter, Arthur Gallagher etc.

  • A founding member of the Managing General Agents Association (MGAA)

  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK

  • Operations in Dubai, Hong Kong and Romania

  • The Management have successfully established eleven Insurance Companies in Central Asia, CIS, CEE and Africa

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We are Innovative

We are a Pioneer in providing tailor made unique products for the emerging and European markets, such as ATE and Surety Bonds.


We are known

Our group is known in the market for providing 1st class insurance and reinsurance security.


We have a Track Record   

The management have successfully established a Lloyd’s brokerage firm, an Underwriting Agency and eleven Insurance companies in the UK, Central Asia, CIS, CEE and Africa.


We have a network

Kay has other than its own Group network, a distribution of more than 250 Overseas Insurers and 460 active brokers in the UK and overseas including Willis, JLT, AON, Guy carpenter, Anther Gallagher, etc. We will continue to expand our portfolio from our Appointed Representative in the UK.


Kay’s outlook and strategy

Kay’s aim is to increase its existing premium income by expanding it's MGA section and establish new operations worldwide as well as to continue developing the broking and Underwriting side of the operation.



Binders &


International Property

-International Property-

Up to USD5m per risk on

PML Basis to Underwrite Reinsurance risks from MENA.

UK Property Facility

-UK Property Facility-

Up to £5m per location

and up to £2m PL/POL and £10m EL.

Employers Liability
Public Liability

Employers Liability


Public Liability




Up to USD 500,000

per vehicle Reinsurance Quota Share Treaties


Facultative Risks

Contractors All Risks
Erection All Risks
Machinery Breakdown


USD 50m facility


Swiss Re for CIS/CEE

and Turkey.

USD 25m facility

from Lloyd's Underwriters

risks from Asia, Middle East & Africa 

Commercial Property

-Commercial Property-

Up to GBP5m per location

Personal Accident & Travel

-PA and Travel-

Up to EUR 3m

any insured person 

and EUR 9m

any accident event.

Bulk reinsurance Lineslip 

facility 100% at Lloyd's

Worldwide excl. USA & Canada

Professional Indemnity

-Professional Indemnity-

Up to 

USD 5m to accept risks


excl. USD & Canada

Marine Cargo

-Marine Cargo-

Worldwide facility

Up to USD 5m per shipment

from the London Market.

General Liability

-General Liability-

Worldwide facility

Up to USD 25m

facility from 



Latent Defect

-Latent Defect-

UK Facility

Up to GBP 5,000,000

with Southern Pacific

Insurance Corporation




Kay’s broking team are very much active in placing

  • Hull and Machinery

  • Oil and Energy Risks

  • Yachts

  • Financial Risks

  • Bonds

  • D & O

  • Latent Defect




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 Londongate Investment & Management Plc "LIM" is a UK based Insurance Management Group and is acknowledged as a niche player in the insurance industry, focusing on markets that are either ignored by larger brokers and insurers or regarded as too challenging.


LIM (www.londongate.co.uk) has invested in 14, managed and successfully exited from 12 regulated or insurance related investments in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle, Far East and Africa. Brian Salmanpour, the Chairman and owner of LIM, is a UK FCA Approved Person and is also the Chairman of Kay International Plc. 

Since 1980 The Management has established

Kay International plc                                                UK

Anglo Romana Insurance Co                                  Bucharest, Romania

Anglo Tashkent Insurance Co                                 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Anglo Russia Insurance Co                                      Moscow, Russia

Atlantic Londongate Insurance Co                         Nouakchott, Mauritania

London Almaty Insurance Co                                  Almaty, Kazakhstan

London Tbilisi Insurance Co                                    Tbilisi, Georgia

Londongate Azerbaijan Insurance Co                    Baku, Azerbaijan

London Bishkek Insurance Co                                 The Kyrgyz Republic

London Yerevan Insurance Co                                 Yerevan, Armenia

Londongate Gambia Insurance Co                         Banjul, The Gambia

London Dushanbe Insurance Co                            Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Londongate are in discussion to set up an Insurance Company in Portugal to accommodate Re insurer's as a result of Brexit.



The Management and Underwriting Team comprise members who are known in London and overseas markets and who have experience of working in the Former Soviet Union Countries and the Middle Eastern.  Its members are pioneers in providing tailor made unique products for the emerging markets.  The team are led by:


Brian Salmanpour

Brian Salmanpour the co founder and Chairman of Kay International Plc and Londongate Plc, is responsible for strategic development of the Group. He has considerable experience in setting up insurance operations in the emerging markets, having established in 1974 Bland Payne’s (Lloyd’s broker) operation in Middle East as well as setting up in 1975 Hafez Ins. Co with Royal Ins Co (UK) and Continental Ins Co (USA) as foreign partners.

In 1980 he set up Kay International Brokerage operation in the UK and went on to tribunalize the company at Lloyd’s with various underwriting authorities as Lloyd’s Coverholder and Later on made Kay International Plc a Lloyd’s Broker. His involvement with Eastern Europe began in 1993 when he set up an insurance company in Romania and went on to establish 5 further insurance operations in Russia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan. He was responsible for establishing six further insurance companies in Azerbaijan, Armenia, The Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, The Gambia and Mauritania.






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Suite 809, Lloyd's Building, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ

Tel: 020 7398 2580

Email: brians@kayint.co.uk

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