Leader's Edge   Return to Table of ContentsTell the Editor
Leader's Edge

Industry News

ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES
Diana Kiehl, 18-year veteran of the brokerage, named chief administrative officer, a new position created to handle the firm’s rapid growth.
www.alliantinsurance.com

AON
Aon Risk Services expands executive ranks in Texas: William Helander joins as VP in Dallas; in Houston, Larry Hansard, previously of Alliant Insurance Services, joins as SVP, while Diana George, also from Alliant becomes VP for large p-c programs. >> Launches industry’s first policy for space investors through its International Space Brokers. A claim is triggered by damage to or total loss of the investor’s satellite.
www.aon.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Buys employee benefits brokerage Joseph James & Assoc. of Dublin, Ohio. Fritz Neuhart and staff will continue operations in Dublin under William Ziebell, North Central Regional EVP of Gallagher’s employee benefits operations. >> Acquires Risk & Reward Group, a London-based employee benefits brokerage. This is Gallagher’s first employee benefits buy in the U.K.
www.ajg.com

ASSUREX GLOBAL
Welcomes Miller Insurance Services, Griffiths & Armour (both from the U.K.), and Associated Insurance Consultants of the United Arab Emirates to its 106-member partnership.
www.assurexglobal.com

BARNEY & BARNEY
Acquires Virtual Cosourcing Solutions, with its CEO, Stan Lambert, as principal. He has launched a Specialty Services unit within the employee benefits division. It will provide extended customer service hours, online enrollment purchasing and other services.
www.barneyandbarney.com

BOLLINGER
Buys Gilmore Insurance in New Jersey. It offers commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance services. James Gilmore will move with the firm and be SVP at Bollinger. He and staff are relocating to Short Hills office.
www.bollingerinsurance.com

BROWN & BROWN
Buys four retail agencies in Connecticut: McCutcheon Burr & Sons, The Gardner-Kirby Group, Stone Insurance Agencies, and Hedden Insurance. Donald McGowan, EVP of Brown & Brown of Connecticut, will head the units. Operations in Bridgeport, Jewett City and Marlborough, Conn., along with specialty programs for transportation and drag racing clients were not included in the sale.
www.bbinsurance.com

BROWNYARD GROUP
Forms Brownyard Client Services to serve as facilitator between its agents/brokers and its underwriting and claims teams. Judy Loria and Ruth Connelly will co-manage the division.
www.brownyard.com

CNINSURE
Establishes brokerage unit to expand from retail to commercial lines. It will focus on p-c, liability, credit and guarantee, cargo, employee benefits, and specialty insurance and reinsurance.
www.cninsure.net

COOPER GAY
Planning merger with Swett & Crawford to form new holding company that will be held largely by employees. Toby Esser will be group CEO. Neal Abernathy will continue as CEO of Swett & Crawford, with Cooper Gay’s North American business reporting to him. Together, the two place about $3.6 billion in premiums globally.
www.coopergay.com

< Prev1 2 3 Next >
 
(3 pages)
 Return to Table of Contents

Email PagePrint PageArticle reprintsArticle tools sponsored by


Full Leader's Edge Archive. Previously published articles, listed by subject below.

arrow Industry Leaders    arrow Wholesalers    arrow Legal Issues   arrow Regulatory Issues  
arrow International Risk arrow Management    arrow Industry News    arrow Regulatory News
arrow Market News   arrow Cartoons