Founded by John Brooks, Somerset Holdings Ltd (SHL) is a Bermuda based reinsurance intermediary, regulated by the Bermuda Money Authority (BMA).

SHL’s position as an independent intermediary domiciled in Bermuda places it on the doorstep of the most dynamic reinsurance marketplace in the world. Our relationships with intermediaries and underwriters in the key insurance markets of the UK and United States give us extensive reach and breadth.

John Brooks has over 40 years of experience in the London market, including setting up a Lloyd’s broker in 1990. The Lloyds broker originally started out handling predominately Marine Reinsurance; however, the company quickly developed into a multi-class broking house handling Property, Aviation (airline and GA) as well as Marine.

In 2003, the company was acquired by HRH, a large US broker at the time John remained a director of the company until his departure in December 2007. Somerset Holdings Ltd was formed in 2008 and approved by the BMA during late 2008.