AmWINS News

AmWINS’ MGA Unicorn Names Nightingale as CEO, Cashen as Motor Fleet U/W

Charlotte, N.C.-based broker AmWINS Group Inc. announced the appointment of Darren Nightingale as chief executive officer of its London-based managing general agent, Unicorn Underwriting. Nightingale will be joined by Julian Cashen from Liberty Underwriting as class underwriter, motor fleet. Together …

AmWINS Gets Backing for Unicorn MGA from Berkshire Hathaway International

U.S.-based global insurance distributor AmWINS Group Inc. announced it has secured backing from AA+ rated Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Ltd. for its London-based managing general agent (MGA), Unicorn Underwriting, to write motor fleet business. Unicorn will focus initially on specialist …

NAPSLO Panel: Tech Disruption May be Good for E&S Market

“There are no rules. If you can figure out how to quantify a risk and define it, then you can insure it.” Hank Haldeman, president of the board of directors for the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, sounded …

AmWINS Launches Small Business Division

Wholesale broker AmWINS Group Inc. has launched a fifth division, AmWINS Access, which is dedicated to small account binding authority business. In conjunction with the launch of this new division, offices of Gresham & Associates and Bliss & Glennon – …

Getting a Grip on Ridesharing Coverage

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for a more convenient alternative to taxis or other forms of public transportation, and new ridesharing companies have been cropping up everywhere trying to ride the success of the three major …

AmWINS Completes Acquisition of Bliss & Glennon and eReinsure

AmWINS Group Inc. completed its acquisition of Bliss & Glennon and eReinsure. AmWINS signed an agreement to acquire the firms from Fortegra Financial Corp. on Dec. 2. Terms were not disclosed. Bliss & Glennon is an excess and surplus lines …

AmWINS Group Seeks $175M Acquisition Loan

North Carolina-based wholesale brokerage AmWINS Group Inc. is seeking a $175 million add-on term loan for an acquisition. The insurance broker owned by private-equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC may pay interest at 3.75 percentage points more than the London …

Mills of Willis Joins AmWINS Workers’ Compensation Unit, American Equity

Andrea Mills has joined American Equity Underwriters (AEU) in Mobile, Alabama as senior vice president and director of Strategic Business Development. AEU is a division of wholesale broker AmWINS Group, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. AEU specializes in workers’ compensation …

Shestack to Lead New AmWINS Voluntary Benefits Practice

Wholesale insurance broker AmWINS Group Benefits has opened a voluntary benefits division to offer supplemental benefits to benefit professionals and their clients including life, dental, vision, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, cancer and medical gap insurance. The Voluntary Benefits Practice …

Gene Eisenmann, Excess and Surplus Lines Industry Leader, Passes

Gene Eisenmann, a leader in the excess and surplus lines industry in Texas and nationally, has passed away after a long battle with a host of illnesses, his family by his side. A giant of E&S lines, Eisenmann built companies, …