Brown & Brown Inc. Launches London Wholesaler, Decus Insurance

March 5, 2008

Florida-based Brown & Brown Inc. opened a London-based wholesale brokerage, Decus Insurance Brokers, Limited (D.I.B.) on March 1.

According to Regional Executive Vice President Anthony T. Strianese,
D.I.B. is Brown & Brown’s first operation based outside of the U.S. D.I.B.’s goal is to act as a traditional UK-based insurance intermediary for the distribution of non-investment insurance contracts throughout North America.

Its four divisions will be Property Brokerage, Casualty Brokerage, Professional Liability Brokerage, and Binding Authority Programs.

Strianese was appointed chief executive officer with Amy C. Ranieri as chief operating officer and Melanie Y. Alexander as managing director.

Strianese and Ranieri are currently senior members of the North American team of Peachtree Special Risk Brokers LLC. Alexander brings nearly three decades of experience in the London marketplace specializing in binding authority contracts.

Source: Brown & Brown Inc.

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