At XL Catlin, our sponsorships fulfill five key criteria:

  • Support the community
  • Involve colleague participation
  • Engage clients and brokers
  • Relate to (re)insurance
  • Build awareness of XL Catlin’s brand

We seek to build long-term partnerships with partners who are doing innovative, ambitious and benevolent work.

Our Major Sponsorships

America’s Cup

Our most recent sponsorship is a global partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority. XL Catlin has been named the Official Insurance Partner of the 35th America’s Cup (which will be hosted by Bermuda in 2017) and the Presenting Partner of the America’s Cup Volunteer Program.

The 35th America’s Cup will involve six weekends of yacht racing. As part of the build-up to the finals, teams compete in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events that take place around the world.

As Presenting Partner of the America’s Cup Volunteer Program, XL Catlin will provide support to local communities in Bermuda and other World Series host cities. Given our deep ties to Bermuda, we're especially pleased to support the island as they host this exciting event.

Learn more about the America’s Cup

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© America’s Cup

© America’s Cup

XL Catlin Art

XL Catlin has supported the art industry for decades. And today, our Fine Art and Specie team insures some of the world’s most important galleries, art collections and dealers.

Since 2006, we’ve invested in the next generation of emerging artists with the annual XL Catlin Art Prize. Working with an expert curator, each year we handpick 40 recent UK-based art graduates and profile them in the XL Catlin Art Guide. The XL Catlin Art Guide has developed a reputation throughout the art industry as an accurate and exciting overview of new British art.

A small group of artists are chosen from the group of 40 and commissioned to produce a new body of work to feature at the XL Catlin Art Exhibition held each May. During the exhibition, an independent panel of judges awards the XL Catlin Art Prize to a single artist, who receives a cash award. A visitor vote is also held, allowing the general public to choose their favorite artist.

Previous winners of the XL Catlin Art Prize have gone on to achieve great success. Highlights include 2007 winner Jasmina Cibic’s solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; 2011 winner Noemie Goudal’s solo show at the Photographers' Gallery, London; and 2014 winner Neil Raitt’s impressive sale at auction in New York City.

Learn more about XL Catlin Art

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XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey

The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey is a pioneering, multidisciplinary scientific research program to measure the health and resilience of the deep ocean.

It is XL Catlin’s third major ocean science program. This follows the Catlin Arctic Survey (2009 – 2011) that investigated the impact of changes to the Arctic Ocean; and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey (2012-2016) which created the world’s first digital baseline of coral reef health.

The Survey forms part of the science framework which will be delivered by XL Catlin’s partner, Nekton, in collaboration with an alliance of world leading marine science, technology, media, education, and conservation organisations. The aim is to explore the deep ocean and increase scientific and public understanding through scientific research, storytelling, education and catalysing policy.

Our partners have committed to making the data freely available to provide an insight into the changing conditions found in the water column. Subsequent post-expedition rapid assessment reports and scientific papers will deliver timely information to the wider science community, and those responsible for the oceans’ management and stewardship.

Learn more about the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey

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XL Catlin Seaview Survey

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey digitally records the state of the world’s coral reefs, which is gathered by using cutting-edge underwater technologies to produce a global baseline of coral reef health. Over one million images have been captured, covering 1100 km of coral reefs from 26 different countries. All images and data collected by the Survey are freely available to researchers through the XL Catlin Global Reef Record.

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey findings can strengthen the insurance industry’s understanding of how changes in the oceans may affect the future risk landscape for our clients.

Learn more about the XL Catlin Seaview Survey

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© XL Catlin Seaview Survey

XL Catlin Education

XL Catlin’s Oceans Education program brings together findings from the Catlin Arctic Survey and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey in an award-winning set of online learning materials that are available to teachers and students around the world. The program has also created an oceans-focused Teacher Training Academy. In partnership with Skype in the Classroom, we’ve conducted more than 120 live teaching lessons from the Arctic and tropics.

Oceans Education is a leader in marine learning, reaching an estimated 3.5 million students around the world. Through strategic global partnerships, our goal is to help 10 million children learn about the oceans by the year 2020.

Learn more about XL Catlin Education

Walking With The Wounded

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded is a UK charity that raises funds to provide education and training to wounded servicemembers. The charity organizes ambitious expeditions for veterans, sometimes to extreme parts of the world.

XL Catlin has supported Walking With The Wounded since 2011, providing insurance coverage and sponsoring expeditions to the North Pole, South Pole and Mount Everest. Corporate sponsorships allow donations to be dedicated to the education and training programs rather than to funding the expeditions. In 2015, we supported the first expedition in the UK, the Walk of Britain. A team of six veterans (four British and two Americans) walked 1,000 miles over 10 weeks. Building on our partnership with Walking With The Wounded, we also provided insurance cover and sponsorship for the 2014 Invictus Games.

Learn more about Walking With The Wounded

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