AMERICAN E&S BROKERS
Appoints Frank Cardoso senior v.p. in the Fresno
Forms energy practice in Houston led by Pascal Ray and
APEX GLOBAL PARTNERS
Acquires Global Benefit Solutions, an employee benefits
brokerage and human resources consultancy in Austin, Texas. Its
founder and CEO, Tom Newby, will continue as president of the
Global Benefit Solutions division of Apex.
ARMSTRONG ROBITAILLE RIEGLE
Purchases Balance Insurance Agency of Irvine, Calif., a
specialty agency with connections in the surety niche. Staff
moves to Orange office of Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Acquires Oxygen Insurance Managers from parent Oxygen
Holdings. Its name will change to OIM Underwriting. Oxygen
Holdings retains its brokerage, Oxygen Insurance Brokerage.
>> Buys Summit Insurance Group, an employee benefit
brokerage in San Antonio. Summit staff will stay in current
location under direction of Gallagher’s regional employee
benefit operations. >> Also acquires California Insurance
Center, a retail brokerage for commercial lines in the western
U.S. Staff will continue from current location under
Gallagher’s retail p-c operation.
BB&T INSURANCE SERVICES
BB&T Insurance Services of California names Jim
Bayne as area president of BB&T/John Burnham brokerage.
Appoints Craig Nelson senior v.p. for development of
management and accounts in the retail industry. He’s
based in Denver.
Gregory Habay joins as senior v.p.
Buys 55% equity in Beijing Fanhua Daton Investment
Management Co., a nationwide life insurance intermediary based
CRUMP INSURANCE SERVICES
Introduces general liability program for residential
and commercial subcontractors in select states.
John Fletcher and Rick Stein of Jacksonville, Fla.,
join to form new, full-service insurance brokerage with Mike
Sullivan as president.
HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd. receives license to operate