J. Safra Sarasin Brokerage
Insurance Practice

Private Collections

We arrange worldwide 'All Risks' of physical loss or damage insurance for all types of artwork and collectables.

Private Collections

Our underwriting facility is capable of covering collections of USD 400 million at any one location and is one of the largest of its kind. Underwritten by Lloyd's of London - currently rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best and A+ (Strong) by Standard and Poor's, this facility enables us to respond immediately to both new enquiries and policy changes, with documentation issued very quickly.

Typical items we cover:

  • Paintings, Jewellery, Sculpture
  • Porcelain, Glass, Gold & Silver
  • Guns
  • Wine
  • Antiquities
  • Books
  • Musical Instruments
  • Stamps & Coins
  • Photographs & Manuscripts
  • Bullion & Valuable Papers (Specie)

Our policies cover:

  • Items on an Agreed Value basis
  • Depreciation in value for damaged items
  • Newly acquired items automatically
  • Worldwide transits
  • Items at unnamed locations anywhere in the world

Additional coverages:

  • Defective title due to ownership disputes.
  • Terrorism