About Us

Avatar Brokers is a specialist brokerage working with developers of innovative solutions for key world issues.

Our Firm

The principal goal of Avatar is to provide specialist insurance broking services to companies that develop innovative technology.

Our key advantage is objective, in-depth research on industry-specific exposures. Avatar understands the unique requirements of your industry & takes the time to understand the specific issues & challenges facing your business. Avatar’s notable expertise in the life sciences & technology sector aims to deliver real financial and business benefits.

Service

– Unmatched excellence in broking

– Specialised & dynamic placement skills

– Personable, collaborative & results driven service

– Extensive industry knowledge & experience

– Superior claims management

– Diverse alternate risk transfer expertise

Expertise

– Acts for 36% of the ASX listed Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences sector

– Market leader in placement for emerging risks

Experience

70% of our client base is derived from technology, life sciences, green energy & related service providers


Avatar is derived from the Sanskrit word avatāra, “descent” (of a deity from heaven).

In English, Avatar has multiple meanings:

  • The incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or animal form.
  • An embodiment, as of a quality or concept; an archetype
  • A new personification of a familiar idea
  • An image representing a user in a multi-user virtual reality space.

The Avatar logo shows the Sanskrit symbol véda – knowledge.

The name and logo were selected because they represent our over-riding vision: “To be the very best in our field.”


Our Values

 

To be the best in our field –

As Knowledge Experts

We prioritise knowing our clients & their business; our client-centric focus provides our competitive edge in a complex marketplace, measured by optimal outcomes for the people we serve.

As Resource Providers and Partners

Our business is an extension of our clients. We centre ourselves on client-focused, collaborative relationships with a long-term perspective & build a foundation of value with reliable & knowledgeable partners. This allows us to simplify our client’s risk transfer experience & provide focused insights that help improve business performance.

As an Employer

Our people are our main asset. We invest in each other because we win or lose as a team. We want to support our employees get to where they want to go.

 

We do this through –

Collaboration with our clients, partners and peers

We conduct our business with complete transparency. We hold the company & ourselves accountable in all our practices. We believe that real collaboration creates respectful sharing of perspectives, enhanced creativity, greater efficiency, fewer misunderstandings, & greater trust.

Embracing challenges

Our clients work in ambitious and challenging enterprises; they deserve excellence & innovation. We strive to create the best client-centred program designs in the market, & our passion for our core purpose gives us the courage to reach beyond our comfort zone to try new & unconventional ideas.

Innovation and Empowerment

We are self-starters with a willingness to take calculated risks & find creative solutions to our client’s needs.  We work passionately to retain the entrepreneurial spirit that created our firm & encourage all our staff to act as leaders.


The Insurance Brokers Code of Practice

We subscribe to the Insurance Brokers Code of Practice.

The Insurance Brokers Code of Practice aims to enhance and promote the professionalism & standing of NIBA members & further increase community confidence in insurance brokers. It includes a set of service standards that guide insurance brokers who subscribe to the Code on how to act when providing insurance broking services to consumers. These service standards form the basis for the Code’s specific obligations.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about this important industry initiative, you can contact NIBA at www.niba.com.au or access the Code directly here.