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Aug 16, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Aug. 16, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, named Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Black joins Risk Strategies after having led the professional services practice for the seventh largest privately held broker in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as managing director and leader of the design liability practice at a publicly traded, top three national brokerage.

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Aug 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Black to Lead National Professional Liability Practice

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, named Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Aug 16, 2019

Comings & Goings: Darren Black

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Inc. named Kansas City-based Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. Previously, Mr. Black led the professional services practice for The IMA Financial Group Inc.

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Aug 16, 2019

Risk Strategies hires former IMA, Aon exec to lead professional liability group

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm has appointed Darren Black to lead its national professional liability practice group.

Aug 14, 2019

Risk Strategies names leader for national professional liability practice

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has appointed Darren Black (pictured) to serve as the leader of its national professional liability practice group.

Black was most recently associated with a major insurance broker and, prior to that, he served as managing director and leader of the design liability practice at a publicly-traded, top three national brokerage.

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Aug 12, 2019

Comings & Goings: Steve Giannone

Business Insurance

Brokerage Risk Strategies Co. Inc. named Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region. Most recently, he was senior vice president and managing director at USI Insurance Services LLC.

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Aug 12, 2019

People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced that they have named Steve Giannone to oversee operations in Chicago as well as in the central United States region.

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Aug 9, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Aug. 9, 2019

PropertyCasualty360’s

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region.

 

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Aug 8, 2019

Risk Strategies names leader for central region operations

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies has appointed Steve Giannone (pictured) to serve as the leader for the brokerage’s central region operations.

Giannone will be based in Chicago and brings with him nearly 30 years of insurance industry experience, having served major carriers and brokerage firms. Giannone was most recently senior vice-president and managing director at USI Insurance Services’ insurance brokerage and consulting practice in Chicago. In that role, he led the practice’s sales and service efforts while overseeing operational functions.

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Aug 7, 2019

July M&A Roundup: Acquisitions by Toast, Bigtincan, Curaleaf and More

 BostInno

Boston-based Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, acquired Winter Group Inc., a specialty insurance program manager with a focus on the trucking industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Aug 7, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints Giannone to lead Chicago office, oversee central U.S.

Reinsurance News

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region.

Industry veteran Giannone joins Risk Strategies from USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Managing Director.

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Aug 6, 2019

Giannone Tapped to Lead Chicago Office and Central Region for Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected industry veteran Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region.

Giannone brings almost 30 years of insurance industry experience to this new role at Risk Strategies. He most recently served as senior vice president and managing director at USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he led its sales and service efforts while overseeing operational functions.

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Aug 6, 2019

2019 Power Broker Winner Joins Risk Strategies

Risk & Insurance

Blair Wunderlich, a former Aon Huntington T. Block fine arts insurance broker, has been appointed senior account manager and producer for national fine art practice DeWitt Stern, A Risk Strategies Company.

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Aug 2, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York City’s Reiff & Associates

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Reiff & Associates, a full service brokerage firm focused on risk and insurance for companies in the entertainment industry.

Founded in 1983 and based in New York City, Reiff & Associates provides customized risk management and insurance for theater, television, film and media production, staging and rigging, live music and special events.

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Aug 1, 2019

11 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

2019 Power Broker Winner Joins Risk Strategies

Blair Wunderlich, a former Aon Huntington T. Block fine arts insurance broker, has been appointed senior account manager and producer for national fine art practice DeWitt Stern, A Risk Strategies Company.

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Jul 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires insurer behind hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly

Insurance Business

National insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies is on a roll, acquiring its third full service brokerage, Reiff & Associates, for this month.

Reiff & Associates’ clients include the producers of the musicals  “Hamilton” and “Hello Dolly,” as well as the film producers behind “Black Swan,” “Precious,” “The Wrestler,” and “Lost in Translation.”

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Jul 31, 2019

Brokerage expands entertainment practice with acquisition

Business Insurance

Boston-based Risk Strategies Co. Inc. said on Monday it has acquired Reiff & Associates LLC, a New York-based brokerage that specializes in placing risks for companies in the entertainment industry.

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Jul 24, 2019

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 24, 2019

PropertyCasualty360.com

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Gerard B. Tracy Associates, Inc.

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Jul 24, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Gerard B. Tracy Associates

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has acquired Gerard B. Tracy Associates in order to add to its employee benefits method.

Risk Strategies has recently expanded its benefits reach with the purchase of service businesses, including an actuarial firm and a healthcare claims auditing organisation.

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Jul 24, 2019

Risk Strategies swoops in for CT-based employee benefits provider Gerard B. Tracy Associates

Insurance Business

Founded in 1948, GBTA has been creating employee benefits programs for a variety of public and private entities. In particular, GBTA has a specialty focus serving institutions of higher education. The firm also develops benefit programs for general and non-profit organizations, primarily those based in the Northeast region of America.

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Jul 19, 2019

Risk Strategies brings in senior account manager for fine arts practice

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has added Blair Wunderlich as a senior account manager and producer to its DeWitt Stern national fine art practice.

Wunderlich has 10 years of experience working with private collectors, galleries and museums, most recently as an account executive at fine art specialty insurance brokerage Aon Huntington T. Block (HTB). In that role, her business development focused on museums, foundations, corporate collections, galleries and high net worth clients. She also helped develop new policy coverage targeting younger private collectors, as well as a focus on cyber risks and coverage programs.

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Jul 19, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: July 19, 2019

Property Casualty 360

PropertyCasualty360 is the online destination for P&C insurance sellers and buyers providing insurance news, analysis and market trends. It is where buyers and sellers have access to breaking insurance news, industry research, compliance and legal updates, training and education, technology developments, data and trends, and more.

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Jul 18, 2019

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 17, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies continues its national expansion with another acquisition this summer in San Diego. The Boston-based brokerage firm announced the acquisition of Winter Group, Inc., a specialty insurance program manager focused on the trucking industry, particularly in cross-border transportation risks. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Jul 18, 2019

Broker Risk Strategies buys trucking and transportation specialist Winter Group

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired California-based Winter Group, a specialty insurance programme manager with a focus on the trucking industry.

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Jul 17, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires California’s Winter Group, Inc.

Agency Checklists

isk Strategies continues its national expansion with another acquisition this summer in San Diego. The Boston-based brokerage firm announced the acquisition of Winter Group, Inc., a specialty insurance program manager focused on the trucking industry, particularly in cross-border transportation risks. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires trucking and transportation specialist, Winter Group

Reinsurance News

U.S. domiciled broker and risk management company, Risk Strategies, has acquired trucking industry-focused specialty insurance program manager, Winter Group, Inc.

The takeover adds transportation industry expertise to Risk Strategies’ wholesale operations.

Winter Group, a transportation wholesaler that provides national insurance solutions for “virtually all facets” of both the trucking and transportation sector, has a specialist focus on cross-border transportation risks

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires trucking insurance program manager Winter Group in CA

 

Insurance Business 

Risk Strategies has acquired Winter Group – a specialty insurance program manager focused on serving the trucking industry.

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires California’s Winter Group

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Boston, has acquired San Diego, California-based Winter Group Inc., a specialty insurance program manager with a focus on the trucking industry. 

Founded in 1995, Winter Group is a national transportation wholesaler serving all facets of the trucking and transportation industry, with a strong specialization in cross-border transportation risks.

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Jul 15, 2019

Risk Strategies adds Winter Group to growing wholesale platform

The Insurer

Expansive private equity-backed broker Risk Strategies has acquired trucking-focused specialty insurance program manager Winter Group and is lining up further transactions as it continues to build out its wholesale operations, The Insurer can reveal.

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Jun 18, 2019

Boston-based Risk Strategies Acquires Creative Insurance Solutions

Agency Checklists

Another week, another acquisition for Boston-based Risk Strategies. The brokerage firm is acquiring agencies across the nation at a rapid pace. Following its most recent acquisition on June 4th acquisition, the Boston-based brokerage and risk management firm has now added Creative Insurance Solutions to its ranks.

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Jun 17, 2019

Risk Strategies scoops up Maryland insurance firm

Insurance Business 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced that it has acquired Creative Insurance Solutions, a provider of customer insurance and risk management programs to successful individuals and families.

Founded in 2006 by Steven Bender, Creative Insurance Solutions has offices in Potomac, Md., and Washington, D.C. The firm offers customized placement for insurance needs including primary and secondary residences, private collections, identity theft, lost income, and kidnap and ransom.

The acquisition expands Risk Strategies’ Mid-Atlantic footprint.

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Jun 12, 2019

Risk Strategies Adds Humphreys to National Health Care Practice in Philadelphia

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has added Ward Humphreys as senior vice president to the reinsurance team of its National Health Care Practice. His hiring is part of an ongoing strategic effort by the firm to build out this specialty practice with health care professionals.

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Jun 4, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires MainStreet Consulting Group- Agency Checklists

Agency Checklist

isk Strategies’ presence in the Lone Star State is getting bigger. The Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm has added to its growing ranks this month with the acquisition of the Houston-based MainStreet Consulting Group.

“MainStreet is a great fit for our company as we build out our presence in Texas,” said John Vaglica, Risk Strategies’ Chief Financial Officer. “We’re particularly excited that this acquisition will provide Risk Strategies entry into the energy space for the first time and do so with a highly qualified team.”

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Jun 3, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Texas’ MainStreet Consulting Group.

Top Insurance News

Boston-based word brokerage and risk government organisation Risk Strategies has acquired MainStreet Consulting Group, a brokerage headquartered in Conroe, Texas, only north of Houston.

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May 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Texan insurance broker MainStreet Consulting

Compelo Insurance

Risk Strategies has acquired Texas-based insurance brokerage firm MainStreet Consulting Group for an undisclosed price. The acquisition, which will help Risk Strategies to expand its presence in Texas, enables the national insurance brokerage and risk management firm to offer business coverage, benefits planning and risk management services in the state.

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May 31, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Texas’ MainStreet Consulting Group

Insurance Journal

Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired MainStreet Consulting Group, a brokerage headquartered in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston.

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May 6, 2019

2019 Power Broker® Rising Stars

Risk & Insurance

Kierstin Johnsen and Kristina Marcigliano of Risk Strategies DeWitt Stern named 2019 Power Broker® Rising Stars.

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May 1, 2019

College admissions scandal could give risk managers the blues

Business insurance

Operation Varsity Blues made headlines worldwide as the FBI charged 50 individuals, including well-known celebrities, with participating in a nationwide college admissions scandal involving many high-profile, elite institutions. And now come the lawsuits.

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Apr 4, 2019

Cyber and executive risks are hard to divorce in today’s threat landscape

Insurance Business

“The due diligence around information security in an M&A transaction has been somewhat limited, so what we like to see our clients that are engaging in M&A activity do is a few things,” explained Rob Rosenzweig (pictured, below), national cyber risk practice leader for brokerage Risk Strategies.

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Mar 14, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York City’s Krauter & Company

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Krauter & Company LLC, a specialty firm focused on the risk and insurance needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

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Mar 13, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires brokerage

Business Insurance

Boston-based Risk Strategies Co. Inc. said on Tuesday it has acquired Krauter & Co. LLC, a New York-based brokerage that specializes in placing the risks of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Mar 12, 2019

Kelso-backed Risk Strategies buys M&A insurance provider Krauter & Co.

PE Hub Network

Kelso & Co-backed Risk Strategies acquired Krauter & Co, which specializes in working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies providing due diligence and transactional risk products, the firm said in a statement. 

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Feb 19, 2019

Declining Enrollment Brings Risk Business to Higher Ed

New England Journal of Higher Education

Significant demographic changes to college enrollment projected over the next decade mean colleges and universities need to find new ways to drive down costs as they reconfigure their approach to attracting students and generating new revenue. Drawing students from the traditional, now-dwindling applicant pool who are not keen on loading up on loan debt is one of higher education’s growing challenges.

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Feb 14, 2019

Interview with Jason Brudnick, SVP and Managing Director of Operations at Risk Strategies

The Digital Enterprise

In this interview, Jason Brudnick, SVP and Managing Director of Operations at Risk Strategies, discusses the importance of analytics tools for reducing risk, the challenge of data accuracy in the insurance industry and, he reiterates the need to use technology to improve CX. Jason has a background in Operations and Information Technology, as well as both Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance. Prior to Risk Strategies, Jason was the Operations Manager at the Global Insurance Network, Branch Manager at Bank of America and Branch Business Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He attended Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts and…

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Feb 13, 2019

Meet Bernard Lauper, CEO of MacCorkle Insurance

Bernard Lauper, CEO of MacCorckle Insurance, a Risk Strategies acquisition in 2015, sits down with Inside Napa Valley host Latife Hayson for a wide ranging discussion looking at the region’s new ‘hard market’ in insurance as many carriers pull back from covering wine country properties and how property owners can navigate this new risk management landscape.

 

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Jan 29, 2019

Risk Strategies rolls out national health care practice across all lines

Reinsurance News

Led by industry veteran Bob Dubraski, the practice is driven by a dedicated team of experts with resources across the U.S, providing analytics, consulting and creative risk management solutions to an array of healthcare organisations as well as managed care and stop loss providers.

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Jan 23, 2019

Indiana’s United Health Actuarial Services Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired United Health Actuarial Services Inc. (UHAS), a health actuarial, management, and underwriting consulting firm based just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana.

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Jan 18, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Jan. 18, 2019

Property Casualty 360

Matthew Power has been appointed to lead the national wholesale and alternative distribution operations at Risk Strategies. He comes to Risk Strategies from Lexington Insurance Company where he was national branch president and head of wholesale broker engagement.

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Jan 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Hires Murray, Power in Massachusetts

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected Bret Murray to oversee its national higher education practice. Most recently, Murray was director of risk management and insurance at Tufts University.

In a separate move, Risk Strategies has selected Matthew Power to lead its national wholesale and alternative distribution operations.

He comes to Risk Strategies from Lexington Insurance Company, where he was National branch president and head of Wholesale Broker Engagement.

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Jan 15, 2019

Is your boat crew putting you at risk?

Worth Magazine

At sea, vessel owners are also responsible for insuring their crew, but the regulations governing employment liability and the way coverage is structured work differently than they do on land. Maritime employment liability is defined by the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, written to protect seamen from being exploited.

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Jan 15, 2019

Strategies for Crafting Stop-Loss Contracts

Healthcare Financial Management Association

The traditional solutions for healthcare companies that opt to self-insure their employee health plans are quickly becoming antiquated in today’s challenging environment. Rising medical and drug costs, along with a dramatic spike in multimillion-dollar claims, mean that organizations seeking to self-insure could be taking on too much exposure.

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Jan 14, 2019

MRF Fires Threaten Insurance Policies

Waste360.com

Risk Strategies reacted quickly after the major event at Gan’s operation a few years ago and began looking for a new company right after, anticipating the insurer would not renew the policy.

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Jan 11, 2019

Manzi named national brokerage leader at Risk Strategies

New England Real Estate Journal

He came to Risk Strategies through its 2015 acquisition of health care specialty brokerage Dubraski & Associates, where he served as managing director, chief operating officer and practice leader.

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Jan 2, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry

Property Casualty 360 

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry.

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Jan 2, 2019

Business Insurance: Comings & Goings

Business Insurance

RSC Insurance Brokerage Inc. named Boston-based Mark Manzi to be national brokerage leader. Previously, Mr. Manzi was property/casualty division leader for the firm’s health care practice.

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Dec 27, 2018

Promotions, Appointments, & Accolades In The Massachusetts Insurance Industry This Week

Agency Checklists

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced it has appointed Mark Manzi as national brokerage leader. Manzi, an industry veteran with 30 years’experience placing and negotiating coverage, began his career at Marsh in New York.

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Dec 20, 2018

Risk Strategies Appoints Manzi as National Brokerage Leader

Insurance Journal

Manzi, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience placing and negotiating coverage, began his career at Marsh in New York. He came to Risk Strategies through its 2015 acquisition of health care specialty brokerage Dubraski & Associates, where he served as managing director, chief operating officer and practice leader.

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Dec 17, 2018

RiskPro Global Partners acquired by Risk Strategies

Dallas Innovates

Dallas-based RiskPro Global Partners—a full-service property, casualty, and employee benefits firm—has been acquired by Risk Strategies, a Boston-based privately held insurance brokerage and risk management firm.

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Dec 12, 2018

Risk Strategies picks up P&C employee benefits firm in Dallas

Insurance Business Magazine

Founded in 2017 by Gary Griffith and Travis King, RiskPro Global Partners focuses on industries such as real estate, financial services, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and technology. The firm also specializes in practices such as employee benefits, executive risk and cyber liability.

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Dec 12, 2018

Dallas’ RiskPro Global Partners Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired RiskPro Global Partners, a full-service property/casualty and employee benefits firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Dec 10, 2018

Risk managers, insurers should heed report’s climate change warnings: experts

Business Insurance

A climate report released by the federal government featured dire warnings about the impact climate change will have on different regions and industry sectors in the United States and the economic losses that will materialize if climate warming continues largely unchecked – warnings that risk managers and insurers should heed and react to given that such warming could raise major insurability and liability questions, experts say.

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Nov 14, 2018

As Art Collections Grow, So Do the Places That Stash Them

The New York Times

“An insurance company may find itself out of capacity at a particular storage site where there is several billion dollars in insured art at the location,” said Steven Pincus, who leads the national fine art practice at DeWitt Stern, an insurance brokerage firm based in Manhattan.

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Nov 13, 2018

Risk Strategies opens up on latest acquisition

Corporate Risk and Insurance

According to Greenbaum, the Arkin Youngentob acquisition came about partly due to Risk Strategies’ reputation for deals in the industry.

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Nov 12, 2018

Cyber Risk with Robert Rosenzweig, RPLU

PLUSblog

From the 2018 PLUS Conference in San Diego, Robert Rosenzweig, RPLU of Risk Strategies discusses the evolution of cyber risk.

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Nov 12, 2018

PLUS Experts: One of the Biggest Gaps in Cyber is Explaining it to Customers

Insurance Journal

“For the buyers, it’s a crowded and noisy and confusing marketplace,” said Robert Rosenzweig, senior vice president and national cyber risk practice leader for Risk Strategies.

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Oct 31, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Arkin Youngentob Associates

Insurance Journal

In addition to employee benefits, Arkin Youngentob focuses on the design of executive benefits, including multi-life disability and life, key person, company-owned life insurance, carve outs, business succession funding and corporate-sponsored retirement plans.

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Oct 31, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires employee benefits firm in fourth swoop this year

Corporate Risk and Insurance

Arkin Youngentob, which was founded in 1981, has earned an industry reputation for its expertise in creative design and alternate funding structures for benefit plans, Risk Strategies said. The firm’s focus industries include real estate services, construction firms, technology companies and government contractors, as well as associations and non-profit organizations.

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Oct 23, 2018

Elite Agencies 2018

Insurance Business

Across the US, thousands of insurance agencies and brokerages service the needs of individuals and businesses, but few do it so exceptionally that they’ve earned the right to be called ‘elite’. IBA’s fifth annual Elite Agencies report spotlights 35 agencies that are attaining new heights while reshaping the insurance business of tomorrow.

 

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Oct 23, 2018

Business Moves: Risk Strategies, Select Insurance Markets,. Preferred Personal Insurance Agency

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, Select Insurance Markets, Preferred Personal Insurance Agency

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

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Oct 23, 2018

Risk Strategies Hires Morin as VP of University Health Plans in Massachusetts

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired Boyce Morin as vice president of University Health Plans, the firm’s specialty division focusing on the design, placement and service of college and university student health insurance programs

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Oct 23, 2018

Using Cyber Insurance to Mitigate Risk: Getting Savvy About Cost and Policy Terms

Cybersecurity Law Report

Companies are increasingly turning to cyber insurance to offset risk. While coverage exists for a variety of potential losses and liabilities caused by cyber risk, it can be difficult to keep track of the evolving market and to understand confusing policy terms.

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Sep 26, 2018

FOCUS ON HIGH-NET-WORTH INSURANCE

The Rough Notes Company, Inc.

Many individuals don’t recognize their need for specialized coverage.They pay upwards of $250,000 annually for personal insurance. And according to Statista research, there were 4.78 million of them in 2015. These are today’s high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. These are also the individuals who make up a burgeoning insurance market in the United States.

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Sep 21, 2018

Family Office Advisors Thinking Outside the Box: Finding Innovative Solutions to Common Problems

Family Office Exchange

As lawyers, we are taught to zealously advocate for the client or the position we represent. At its best, this advocacy almost always entails thinking outside the proverbial “box.” Having a lawyer who knows when and how to solve problems with creative thinking can make all the difference, but what happens when advisors apply the same mindset? 

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Sep 20, 2018

Worth: Are you signing on to unnecessary risks?

Successful individuals and families lead fast-paced, dynamic lives. Part of that lifestyle may include situations such as undertaking major home renovations, hosting elaborate events at luxury venues and loaning treasured artworks to galleries, museums or traveling exhibitions.

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Aug 28, 2018

Catastrophe modelers respond to growing wildfire threat

Business Insurance

As insured losses from wildfires continue to grow in California and elsewhere, demand for better information and modeling is rising, and catastrophe modelers are responding with new and updated products.

“The sizable fires that occurred in 2017 and earlier have driven demand,” said Peter Fallon, senior vice president at brokerage Risk Strategies Co. Inc., in an email.

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Aug 22, 2018

Wildfire risk: The long-term impact on insurance

Corporate Risk and Insurance

As California endures its worst wildfire yet, property owners face risks from all angles. Sandy Leon, senior vice president at Risk Strategies weighs in..."The extreme weather trend is likely to have a wider impact on the insurance market..." 

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Aug 15, 2018

Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies

Insurance Journal

 14th annual Insurance Journal Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report.The Top 100 list is ranked by total property/casualty agency revenue and comprises only those agencies whose business is primarily retail, not wholesale.

Risk Strategies was named one of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent P/C Agencies. Ranked #11.

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Aug 15, 2018

Risk Strategies’ acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group

Global Legal Chronicle

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, finalized the acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. 

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Jul 27, 2018

How Industry Changes are Making Insurance Options More Competitive

Waste360.com

Pam Caron of Risk Strategies shares how the national brokerage is keeping up with industry changes and helping companies choose the right insurance for their needs.

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Jul 23, 2018

Risk Strategies CEO: Emerging risks, captive insurance and consolidation

Corporate Risk and Insurance 

Risk management and broking firm Risk Strategies has been on the acquisition trail this year, growing its business through several deals. Its latest move saw it purchase Oxford Risk Management Group, an alternative risk, captive insurance and consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum.

Corporate Risk and Insurance spoke to Risk Strategies’ CEO Mike Christian to find out more about the deal, and the big risks facing companies.

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Jul 18, 2018

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 18, 2018

PropertyCasualty360

News from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Risk Strategies, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and more.

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires Oxford Risk

Captive Insurance Times

US brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a leading captive insurance consultancy.

Oxford Risk specialises in captive feasibility studies, coordination, and management of turn-key captive arrangements, both domestically and internationally.

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Oxford Risk Management Group

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a Sparks, Md.-based provider of alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. 

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Jul 18, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires captive consultancy

Business Insurance 

Risk Strategies Co. Inc. has acquired captive consultancy Oxford Risk Management Group.

Sparks, Maryland-based Oxford conducts captive feasibility analysis, coordination and management of turn-key captive insurer arrangements, both domestically and internationally, according to a statement published Tuesday by the Boston-based brokerage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jul 2, 2018

Business Moves: Risk Strategies, Corporate Benefit Audits

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Corporate Benefit Audits, a firm providing claim outsourcing and audit services to the medical stop loss, managed care and self-funded industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jun 20, 2018

Risk Strategies adds another benefits firm to its acquisition roster

Employee Benefit Adviser

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, announced the acquisition of Craford Benefit Consulting, a full-service employee consulting and benefit brokerage firm headquartered in San Rafael, Calif.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Craford Benefit Consultants in California

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired San Rafael, Calif.-based Craford Benefit Consultants. Craford is an employee consulting and benefits brokerage firm that also has offices in Portland, Ore. and Charlotte, N.C.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires employee benefits brokerage Craford

Intelligent Insurer

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired California-based employee consulting and benefits brokerage Craford Benefit Consultants. The deal expands its geographic footprint and builds expertise in complex cases and financial modelling.

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Jun 19, 2018

Risk Strategies expands employee benefits practice with new acquisition

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of a California-based employee consulting and benefits brokerage.

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Jun 13, 2018

Cincinnati insurance firm acquired by Boston company

Cincinnati Business Courier

The founders of a little-known Cincinnati insurance brokerage firm have sold the company after more than three decades. Risk Strategies acquires Cincinnati insurance firm..

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Jun 12, 2018

A Busy Month For Risk Strategies With Two More Acquisition Announcements

Agency Checklists

On the heels of its acquisition of CBG Benefits Group, Inc., Risk Strategies has announced two more acquisitions. On May 22, 2018, the Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm added to its growing Employee Benefits Practice with the acquisition of another Boston-based firm, Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA). 

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Jun 6, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Cincinnati Intermediaries

Insurance Journal

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, has acquired Ohio-based Cincinnati Intermediaries LLC, a specialty wholesale brokerage and managing general underwriter (MGU) focused on professional liability.

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May 23, 2018

Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA) acquired by Risk Strategies

Reinsurance News

The privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA).

CBA has operated since its founding in 1992 and provides outsourced claim auditing services to clients including stop loss carriers, managing general underwriters, reinsurance companies and self-funded employers.

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May 23, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Massachusetts’ Corporate Benefit Audits

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced the acquisition of Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA), a firm providing claim outsourcing and audit services to the medical stop loss, managed care and self-funded industries.

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May 22, 2018

Why is social engineering the biggest threat to your personal assets and security?

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Worth Magazine

Every day we hear of new cyber risks and data breaches. While these issues might seem to be purely a technology problem, a closer look is warranted.

What that look will reveal is that the risks faced by high net worth individuals, their families and their businesses demonstrate a broad threat landscape. What’s more, that landscape incorporates not just cyber entities but people and processes as well.

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May 22, 2018

Risk Strategies Expansion Continues With Addition Of Another Massachusetts Employee Benefits Practice

Risk Strategies continues to grow its employee benefits practice at a brisk pace with the announcement of its third agency acquisition in the past year. The Boston-based firm’s latest addition to its roster is the Costello Benefits Group, Inc. also known as CBG Benefits Group, Inc.

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May 17, 2018

Risk Strategies Acquires Massachusetts’ Costello Benefits Group

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Costello Benefits Group (CBG Benefits Inc.), a full-service employee benefits brokerage firm headquartered in Woburn, Mass. This acquisition is part of a broader strategy for Risk Strategies in the last year, in which it has brought three separate, independent specialty agencies and brokerages into its operations that are focused exclusively on employee health and welfare program challenges.

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May 17, 2018

Risk Strategies acquires Massachusetts employee benefits firm

Insurance Business 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the acquisition of Costello Benefits Group (CBG Benefits), a full-service employee benefits brokerage firm headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. CBG Benefits serves human resources and corporate finance departments, developing and implementing health and welfare benefits programs and workplace wellness programs, as well as assisting with regulatory compliance, employee communication and benefits technology.

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Apr 23, 2018

Reputation and litigation at stake after millions of fitness enthusiasts get hacked

Insurance Business America

Reputation and litigation at stake after millions of fitness enthusiasts get hacked on Under Armour's popular app MyFitnessPal. 

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Apr 23, 2018

Inventory Check Shows Over 300 Books Stolen

Risk & Insurance

With global internet sales of stolen books changing the risk management equation, book dealers look for solutions to protect these antique treasures. Margaret Bussiere, vice president, DeWitt Stern, the fine-arts division of specialty brokerage Risk Strategies shares her input.

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