Private Equity & Venture Capital

Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms and Funds need management liability insurance coverage to protect themselves from indemnity and financial insolvency, as a backstop for non-indemnifiable claims, and to protect the firm or fund performance. Simon So Insurance Co., Limited will work with you to determine the right coverage for your firm or fund(s). Topics such as professional services performed, regulatory exclusion, fraud, loss and claims will be discussed with you to analyze your potential exposures and draft a policy that addresses your firm’s unique risk profile. While each situation and firm or fund is different, private equity and venture capital firms or funds should generally consider carrying the following coverages:

General Partnership, Management Liability, and Professional Liability

General Partnership, Management Liability, and Professional Liability provides coverage for the private equity and venture capital firms and funds for suits alleging wrongful acts committed in their capacity as directors, officers, managing members or general partners of a fund. Coverage can include outside directorship liability coverage on all private companies and scheduled public companies. The definition of professional services includes, but is not limited to, investment advice and the management and operation of the funds, asset allocation; the selection and oversight of outside service providers; marketing and solicitation of private funds; the formation, capitalization, and disposition of portfolio companies, including acts in the capacity of controlling shareholder and the review, analysis and selection of other funds. Coverage can also be expanded to include coverage for Employment Practices Liability, Private Company Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, and Outside Directorship Liability coverage.

Outside Directorship Liability

Outside Directorship Liability is the coverage provided by General Partnerships/Management Liability Insurance for service on boards of directors outside the insured firm. Typically, such coverage only extends to service on the boards of nonprofit, rather than for-profit companies. Outside directorship liability coverage is found within the majority of corporate General Partnerships/Management Liability Policies and is written on either a double excess or a triple excess basis.

Claims Advocacy

Claims Advocacy can sometimes be a complex process which is why our dedicated claims management personnel work closely with our clients to successfully navigate the claims handling process with them. Claims advocacy includes: consulting with clients on best practices for early identification and reporting of covered matters, to claims submission on our clients behalf and analysis of carriers coverage positions through structuring of settlement agreements and oversight of expense reimbursement and claims payments. Our goal is to identify responsive coverage provisions and be instructive as to potential hurdles and consequences in the course of a claim’s adjudication.