Brooklyn Underwriting


Brooklyn Underwriting Pty Ltd (Brooklyn) is a specialist underwriting agency that has been operating in the Australian wholesale insurance market for over two decades. Brooklyn currently has a dedicated staff of 24 and is part of the global re/insurer XL Catlin, under the direction of Director David Porteous.

Brooklyn’s insurance products are customised market specific solutions that are supported by a specialist underwriting team with recognised experience in SME Financial Lines, General Liability and Property.

In 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 Brooklyn was named Underwriting Agency of the Year in the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance Industry Awards.

Why work for Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a market-leading underwriting agency for retail insurance brokers in Australia.

Our insurance products are innovative market-specific solutions that are supported by specialist underwriting staff and the global strength and capabilities of the XL Group Ltd. We're part of a global team that finds ways to overcome complex risks. What we do helps turn new ideas into reality and moves the world forward.

The Brooklyn team work together in a close-knit community under the guidance of David Porteous. The unique office culture celebrates hard-work and reward. Throughout the year, there are a lot of social events and opportunities to interact with the team and partners in the wider insurance industry. The Brooklyn team are always striving to improve the world and Global Day of Giving is an example of this. On the Global Day of Giving, the Brooklyn team leave the office to collaborate on projects that benefit the community.


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