Ed Appoints Willis Towers Watson’s Skaanild to Professional & Executive Risk Team

Article 0 Comments Ed, the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Laura Skaanild as client director, Professional and Executive Risk. She will report to Paul Richards, managing director of Professional and Executive Risk. Skaanild will focus on managing and developing Ed’s client base in the financial […]

Massachusetts’ XS Brokers Promotes McVicker

Article 0 Comments XS Brokers, a Quincy, Mass.-based independent wholesale insurance underwriting brokerage service provider, has promoted Sean McVicker to division leader of Brokerage Casualty. Previously, McVicker served as assistant vice president at XS Brokers. In his new role, he will play a key role in carrier management, national client […]

SIS Wholesale Insurance Services Launches Online Commercial Excess Program

Article 0 Comments Safebuilt Insurance Services, Inc. dba SIS Wholesale Insurance Services, a national commercial lines insurance program administrator, has launched tan online Commercial Excess Liability program. This program offers follow form excess liability coverage with limits up to $10 million. Coverage is available for more than 60 classes of […]

Arlington/Roe Finalizes Acquisition of Wisconsin Surplus Lines Broker

Article 0 Comments Indianapolis-based managing general agent and wholesale insurance broker Arlington/Roe & Co. has completed the acquisition of Robert W. Schmidt & Company LLC, a special risk broker located in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Robert W. Schmidt & Company was founded in 1991 by Bob Schmidt, Jr. […]

Martinez Joins Worldwide Facilities Marine as Broker in Los Angeles

Article 0 Comments Worldwide Facilities Marine, a division of Worldwide Facilities, national wholesale insurance broker, managing general agent and program underwriter, has added Kelly Martinez to the Los Angeles team as a broker. Martinez brings more than 30 years of marine underwriting and brokering insurance experience to the team. Prior […]

Shofner Joins LP Risk in Texas as Director of Operations

Article 0 Comments Bryan Shofner has joined Houston-based wholesale insurance broker and managing general agency, LP Risk, as director of operations. Shofner’s previous roles include senior vice president of Marsh McLennan Agency LLC and president and CEO of Shofner & Associates Insurance Agency. Shofner serves on the board of directors […]

Oklahoma’s Midlands Management Corp. Bought by Safety National Casualty

Article 0 Comments Midlands Management Corporation, a managing general agent, wholesale broker, program administrator and insurance services provider headquartered in Oklahoma City, has been acquired by multi-line specialty insurance carrier Safety National Casualty Corp. As a result of this transaction, Midlands Management Corp. is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Safety […]

Draycott Named CEO of Ed Broking in Preparation for BGC Partners’ Purchase

Article 0 Comments Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Andrew Draycott as CEO-designate of Ed Broking in London. His appointment is subject to regulatory approvals and he will take up his role once the acquisition of Ed Broking Group by BGC Partners Inc. […]

Ed Broking to Open Bermuda Operation

Article 0 Comments Ed, the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced that it will expand its international footprint by setting up a broking platform in Bermuda. Once approved by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the operation will be built and led by Chris Bonard, who is currently president & CEO, […]

UK’s Ed Broking to Be Acquired by BGC Partners

Article 0 Comments Ed, the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced that it would be acquired by a subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc (BGC), a global brokerage and financial technology company. Financial details of the deal, which is subject to a number of conditions including regulatory approval, were not […]