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AmWINS to acquire Florida’s The Flood Insurance Agency

14th January 2019

Global specialty insurance provider, AmWINS Group, Inc., has agreed a deal in principle to acquire Florida-based managing general agency (MGA), The Flood Insurance Agency. The Flood Insurance Agency specialises in private market flood insurance, providing access to an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Operating as a Program Administrator for ... Read the full article

AmWINS announces formation of two marine-focused MGAs

14th August 2018

Speciality insurer AmWINS Group has announced the formation of AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters (ASLU) and Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU) - two specialty Managing General Agencies (MGA) focused on the marine industry. Executive Vice President Alex Rosas will lead ASLU from Sunrise, Florida, while Mark Bernas and Keith Blair, also both EVPs, ... Read the full article

AmWINS appoints Swiss Re’s Robert Petrilli as President of Underwriting

8th August 2018

Speciality insurer AmWINS Group has announced the appointment of Robert Petrilli as President of its Underwriting division, effective immediately. Petrilli will be overseeing 11 operating companies, representing over $1.7 billion in underwriting premium; the largest MGA platform in the U.S. “Our underwriting division has seen incredible expansion over the last 24 months, ... Read the full article

Brokers relying on more granular data in challenging property market: AmWINS

3rd July 2018

Property market brokers are increasingly relying on more granular data and risk models to obtain better results as 2018's underwhelming pricing environment looks set to extend into the second half of the year, according to specialty insurer AmWINS. A report by the company observed that advanced risk modelling was leading to greater ... Read the full article

SME division launched within AmWINS’ London MGA, dual appointments made

12th June 2018

Speciality insurer AmWINS Group has announced the launch of an SME division within its London-based MGA Unicorn Underwriting. The launch signals the appointments of Kevin Hawkins as U.K. SME Underwriting Director and Richard Ellis as U.K. SME Pricing Director, effective immediately. Alongside the previously available unoccupied residential and commercial property policies Unicorn ... Read the full article

Purviance succeeds DeCarlo as CEO of AmWINS

1st May 2018

AmWINS Group has confirmed that Scott M. Purviance has succeeded M. Steven DeCarlo as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. The leadership change, which was first announced in January 2018, will see Purviance continue to build AmWINS' focus on growth, diversification, and technology. Most recently, Purviance served as the ... Read the full article

AmWINS reveals new CEO & leadership changes

17th January 2018

AmWINS Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Scott M. Purviance as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing M. Steven DeCarlo, effective May 1st, 2018. Currently the firm's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Purviance has been part of the AmWINS leadership team since 2001, and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from ... Read the full article

AmWINS to acquire personal lines specialty MGA Seacoast Brokers

3rd January 2018

Specialty insurer AmWINS Group has reached an agreement to acquire personal lines specialty MGA Seacoast Brokers, LLC, with the transaction due to close following regulatory approval. Steven DeCarlo, Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS, said; “the addition of Seacoast to our AmWINS Access division significantly increases our personal lines products and services. “Seacoast’s ... Read the full article

AmWINS expands with Partners acquisition

20th April 2017

AmWINS Group and Partners Specialty Group, are set to merge to form a single U.S. -based specialty insurance broking giant, with a global operating spectrum of $14 billion of combined annual premiums and 4,100 employees across 12 countries. Partners will join AmWINS' Brokerage Division, expanding the firm's broking capacity with its expertise ... Read the full article

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