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Beach & Associates

Beach & Associates rebranded to Acrisure

8th December 2020

Beach & Associates, the reinsurance brokerage arm of Acrisure, is to be rebranded as Acrisure Re and Acrisure London Wholesale, the company has announced. The rebrand comes as part of Acrisure’s increasing focus on technology and artificial intelligence, and follows the recent acquisition of AI firm Tulco’s insurance assets. Beach was originally ... Read the full article

Willis Re’s Warren Berkstresser joins Beach Re as SVP

8th September 2020

Reinsurance broker Beach & Associates has hired Warren Berkstresser as senior vice president of its US reinsurance division, Beach Re. Berkstresser joins at the end of October and will report to Simon Hedley, CEO of Beach North America. He will focus on developing Beach’s US property treaty and specialty programs business while also ... Read the full article

Beach adds James Wells to transportation team

20th July 2020

Re/insurance broker Beach & Associates has added James Wells to its wholesale division to help develop its new transportation portfolio. Wells is based in Beach’s London office and reports to John Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of wholesale. Wells was previously a producing broker for Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, where his primary focus was ... Read the full article

Beach enters transportation market with new hire

14th July 2020

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has announced that Christopher Williamson has joined its wholesale division to focus on developing Beach’s new transportation portfolio. Williamson joins from Chesterfield’s North American division where he was involved with binding authorities and facilities, principally in the transportation related arena. In his new role, he ... Read the full article

Beach report predicts above average hurricane season in 2020

15th June 2020

A Beach & Associates report examining several key persistent variables behind forecasts indicates that we're in for an above average 2020 hurricane season. The key variables examined by Beach have been clearly associated with hurricane activity in numerous published scientific studies, and helps create a qualitative overview of the likely conditions ... Read the full article

Beach targets A&H reinsurance market with acquisition of US broker

7th January 2020

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Beach & Associates has announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based Accident & Health (A&H) reinsurance broker, Risk and Insurance Consulting Services (RICS). The acquisition sees RICS, which was established in 1997, become part of Beach Re Ltd. and the entity will operate as its A&H division, under the ... Read the full article

Beach recruits JLT Re duo for London Wholesale Division

5th September 2019

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has continued to expand its London Wholesale Division with the appointments of Gavin Johns and Richard Emson. Johns and Emson both join the company from JLT Re, where they operated within the Facilities & Binders Division. They each bring over 30 years’ of industry experience in the ... Read the full article

Beach expands London wholesale operation with two new hires

3rd April 2019

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has expanded its London wholesale operation with two new hires. Nick Fearon joins from Miller Insurance Services where he led its US Professional Liability team. Beach says his appointment will bring further expertise in the financial and professional lines space. Lee Bonnett joins from Marsh Specialty, where ... Read the full article

Beach appoints Marsh’s Jonathan Tritton to London Wholesale Practice as SVP

19th September 2018

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has announced that Jonathan Tritton is to join its recently-formed London Wholesale Practice as a Senior Vice President in December. Tritton joins from Marsh, where he led the initiative to secure new products and coverage for Marsh & McLennan Agency, Marsh’s middle market retail network, as ... Read the full article

Acrisure finalises Beach takeover

13th March 2018

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has announced the completion of its acquisition by U.S. retail consulting and insurance broking group, Acrisure, LLC, after the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. The deal was initially announced in January 2018, and Acrisure has now acquired 100% of Beach's equity from existing shareholders, as ... Read the full article

Beach names leaders for new specialty & wholesale platform

12th March 2018

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage Beach has announced the formation of a new specialty and wholesale platform, that will be led by John Sutton and Toby Humphreys, former joint leaders at Integro UK. Humphreys served as Chairman and Sutton as President of International Operations at Integro UK, and both joined the firm ... Read the full article

Beach names Julian Goldberg as senior Vice President

25th July 2017

Beach & Associates has named Julian Goldberg, joining from RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458, as newly appointed Senior Vice President (SVP). As Beach SVP Goldberg will be London-based, reporting to partner, Adam Hedley, and will help steer the firm's growth and management of its casualty reinsurance business and product development. Hedley commented; “Beach’s growing ... Read the full article

Beach & Associates names Daniel Shaw Senior Vice President

6th July 2017

Insurance and reinsurance broker Beach & Associates (Beach) has announced the appointment of Daniel Shaw as Senior Vice President (SVP), leading the firm's wholesale property and casualty treaty unit in London. Shaw brings nearly two decades of industry experience to the new role, and most recently served as North American Casualty ... Read the full article