AMERICAN E&S INSURANCE
BROKERS Now offering property and general liability for
vacant commercial and residential buildings valued up to $2
million. Limits: $1 million residential; $2 million commercial.
Short-term policies available.
AON After initial hiccup
with UK regulator Financial Services Authority over internal
corruption controls, Aon is praised for its reformative actions
and hailed as “a model of best practices that other firms
may wish to adopt.”
APEX GLOBAL Names Jay Beck
managing director of business development for Benefits and
Consulting division and senior v.p. of the corporation.
ARMSTRONG ROBITAILLE RIEGLE
Merges with Colt Park Insurance Agency of Brighton, Mich. The
combined agency will write commercial and personal lines, as
well as offer employee benefits, financial services and a full
range of bond and surety products. Gloria Winchel heads the VIP
personal lines division and is based in Brighton along with the
Colt Park team.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER Buys
Stanton Group (an employee benefits brokerage) and Stanton
Group Risk Management Services (a retail insurance brokerage
for commercial lines), both based in Minneapolis. >>
Acquires all policy renewal rights for Liberty Mutual’s
middle market commercial p-c business located in Midwest and
Southeast regions and hires about 75 Liberty Mutual producers
in these regions. >> Also acquiring policy renewal rights
and hiring national producer group from Wausau Signature
Agency, Liberty Mutual’s commercial p-c and employee
benefits agency in Wausau, Wisc. Both sets of Liberty Mutual
employees will fall under the direction of Arthur J.
Gallagher’s president, James Gault.
BB&T Subsidiary AFCO
Credit Corp. acquires U.S. assets and operations of insurance
premium financing firm Cananwill, an Aon subsidiary.
BEECHER CARLSON Hires Cliff
Simpson as senior managing director of National Property
Practice in Atlanta. He was most recently with Willis HRH.
Joining with him are three other members of that team: Joel
Troisi and Michael White as managing directors and Sarah Waite
as assistant v.p.
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