EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage based in San Francisco, announced James R. Loughlin has joined the firm as managing principal, risk solutions. He is based in New York.
EPIC said Loughlin will play a key leadership role in a new EPIC risk management and insurance initiative. In addition, Loughlin will be responsible for conducting merger and acquisition diligence and further expanding EPIC’s Directors & and Officers Liability risk management consulting and insurance placement capabilities across the country.
Prior to joining EPIC, Loughlin was director of risk management for Insight Portfolio Group LLC (formerly Icahn Sourcing LLC), where he was responsible for overseeing insurance and risk management for the diversified holding company Icahn Enterprises and its portfolio companies. In this capacity, Loughlin was the senior liaison between insurance brokerage firms, insurance carriers, and Icahn portfolio companies.
Loughlin also spent 14 years at Marsh Inc., where he managed the financial institutions advisory team for the New York operation of FINPRO, the Financial and Professional Insurance Division of Marsh. In addition, Loughlin had earlier specialized in risk management and insurance for merger & acquisition transactions within the Private Equity Merger & Acquisition Group (PEMA).
Earlier in his career, Loughlin worked as an underwriter for both CNA and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, where he developed technical expertise in Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, ERISA/Fiduciary Liability, Fidelity and other related coverages.