RSA has combined its risk managed and specialist businesses across the globe to create the Global Specialty Lines (GSL) division.

Led by Paul Donaldson, group sales and broker relationships director, the GSL division is comprised of its specialist departments: Risk Solutions; Construction and Engineering; Marine; and Renewable Energy.

RSA writes over $1 billion of premium across these businesses and is aiming to develop them further.

RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in over 130 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 22,000 employees and, in 2010, its net written premiums were £7.5 billion.