For more than four decades the names Trident and Brydens have stood for excellence in the delivery of high-quality insurance products and services.
Today, with the acquisition of Trident Insurance by Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (Tatil), the parent company of Brydens Insurance, that commitment to ensuring that we protect your assets and continue to serve your needs is stronger than ever! We’re excited to offer clients cutting-edge technology, more varied products, and enhanced service as we evolve to become a strong regional insurance brand.
Here are some of the advantages of placing your business with the new Trident:
- The confidence of dealing with a company with an( A- ) Excellent financial rating from AM Best – the world’s leading credit rating agency for the insurance industry.
- Our integrated systems use cutting-edge technology which enhances our responsiveness, accuracy and cost-effectiveness to you, our valued client. .
- A cadre of highly trained professionals drawn from both companies will take care of you.
- We will actively seek to develop products that suit your financial needs and goals specific to the Barbadian economy and culture. .
- You have the backing of the strength and superb track record of parent company, Tatil, a member of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. .
We appreciate your loyalty to Trident and Brydens over the years. We never take your business for granted. You have our assurance that we will continue to serve you with the same responsiveness and attention to your personal requirements, delivered by familiar faces, offering the unique insight with local flair to which you have become accustomed.
Chief Executive Officer
David Andrew Alleyne
CEO of Trident Insurance
David A. Alleyne was the General Manager of Brydens Insurance. He has more than 30 years industry experience working in the Caribbean and the UK. He has served in senior leadership roles in several business sectors, driving business excellence and delivery.
David has held roles on the Executive Committee of the Barbados Insurance Institute and the Board of Directors of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean, contributing to the growth and development of the insurance industry in the region. He is committed to the nurturing talent and has lectured and mentored participants in the Barbados Diploma of Insurance program and delivered papers at various meetings of regional institutes.
David is a Chartered Insurer with the Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) of the United Kingdom, an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) of the Insurance Institute of America and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Durham University.
ABOUT TATIL/BRYDENS INSURANCE
Tatil was established 50 years ago as one of the first locally-owned insurance companies in Trinidad and Tobago. With an asset base that doubled within the last five years to over TT$700 million, and a wide and innovative portfolio of general and health products and services, Tatil is a leading insurer in Trinidad and Tobago and has been ranked A- by AM Best. Brydens Insurance is the Barbados branch of Tatil, having begun operations as AS Bryden & Sons (Barbados) Limited (Insurance Department) in the 1920s as a Lloyds representative. It has built an excellent reputation for integrity, customer service and competitive insurance terms. In 2004, with the acquisition of AS Bryden & Sons (Barbados) Limited and its subsidiaries, Brydens Insurance became a member of the ANSA McAL Group. Today, Brydens Insurance clients benefit from competitive and comprehensive health, motor and property insurance.
ABOUT TRIDENT INSURANCE
Trident Insurance Company Limited is a Barbadian born and bred general insurance company which was established in 1979. The company writes all classes of general insurance including motor, marine, property and liability. Trident Insurance has an extensive track record of delivering innovative products and services to its valued clients, with a focus on providing industry leading customer service.
ABOUT ANSA McAL
ANSA McAL Limited, the parent company of Tatil, is a diversified group of companies engaged in trading and distribution, automotive, construction, manufacturing, packaging and brewing, insurance and financial services and media and service industries. ANSA McAL Limited and affiliated entities operate in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts, Grenada and the wider Caribbean Region, as well as the United States of America. ANSA McAL Limited is listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and has approximately 6,000 employees. Further information about ANSA McAL may be found on its website www.ansamcal.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will the company now be known as?
The Brydens name has had an enduring and respected reputation in Barbados. In merging the operations of Brydens and Trident, we have decided to adopt the Trident name for the new company. Trident’s roots go deep into the Barbadian culture. For more than 40 years the Trident name has been synonymous with serving the general insurance needs of the people of Barbados well. We’re proud of that legacy and are committed to honouring it as we move forward as a member of a renowned financial group of companies. In joining the ANSA McAl Group, we become part of an established regional brand that is also synonymous with excellence.
What will happen to my policies?
There will be no change to your policies, products or services with us. You can rest assured that the products in which you invested to protect your investments and assets remain unchanged.
Will my premiums go up?
There are no plans to make changes to the terms and conditions of the products and services we currently offer. You can continue to expect the same great service from our experienced team.
Where will the Trident Head Office be situated?
Our Head Office is located at:
Trident Insurance Financial Centre
Highway 7, Hastings
An office will be maintained in Bridgetown for your convenience.
What can clients look forward to from this new company?
As Trident Insurance joins the ANSA McAl Group, and becomes part of a renowned Caribbean brand, we’re excited by the opportunity to offer customers cutting edge technology, more varied products including Health options, and enhanced service.The new combined company will:
- Maintain the (A-) Excellent financial rating from AM Best
- Operate on a progressive technological IT platform
- Comprise a cadre of highly trained professionals drawn from both companies that will take care of your business.
- Have a mandate to develop innovative products that suit your insurance needs
Why did the two companies merge?
Consolidation has long been a global trend. This move fits in with ANSA McAL’s desire to grow our Barbados operations and take our customer service in the insurance arena to a new and enhanced level. Trident Insurance is a well-known brand with an excellent reputation. The company uses cutting-edge technology to drive its operating systems and delivers a user-friendly online customer experience. The resources provided by the ANSA McAL Group will complement these.
What are the benefits of becoming part of the ANSA McAL Group?
ANSA McAL is a diversified group of companies engaged in trading and distribution, manufacturing, packaging and brewing, insurance and financial services, and media and service industries. The company operates throughout the Caribbean and in the USA. The Group’s financial strength and extensive cadre of expertise in different business sectors are assets whose benefits extend to all companies within the Group.