Volante Global, the MGA platform led by Talbir Bains, has launched its latest MGA - Gentium Motor.

The new MGA will be led by Neil Smith, who joins the platform as managing director.

Gentium will focus on the international motor sector based out of London, writing niche motor-related schemes and affinity groups, including high-value and classic motor schemes and vehicle owners’ club.

The business will write on both a conventional and non-conventional basis.

Smith was most recently a director at broking house NDS Risk Management.

Before that, he worked alongside founder Bains at QBE, where he was portfolio manager for international motor.

Smith has also held positions at Ensign Motor Policies and also at Torch Motor Policies.

“Gentium Motor introduces a totally new international motor proposition to the London Market,” Smith said.

“Our aim is to work collaboratively with specialist local-market brokers and coverholders to deliver exceptional on-the-ground service fully backed by A+ financial security,” he added.

“Our operating platform enables us to be flexible, efficient and responsive, delivering highly customised products in a timely manner.”

“We are delighted to be announcing the launch of Gentium Motor today and Neil’s appointment as Managing Director,” Bains said.

“The business is the first of the nine new teams joining Volante Global under the multi-class, multi-territory treaty agreement secured with our three strategic-partner Global carriers‎ in June,” he added.

“Our commitment to achieving full alignment with the strategic objectives of our carriers guides the direction that we have set for Gentium Motor.”

“We are focused on generating strong returns on capacity by delivering superior insurance products and services, supported by our technology-driven underwriting platform which ensures optimal performance at every stage in the process.”

Gentium Motor is the second motor MGA to launch on the Volante Global platform. In January, the company launched Edison Motor, a London market-based MGA. In February it launched Bridge Underwriting, a MGA focused on the the Nordic market.