UK’s Griffiths, Miller; UAE’s Associated Join Assurex Global Network

June 7, 2010

Assurex Global, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, has added three new brokers to its international partnership ranks: Griffiths & Armour and Miller Insurance Services, Ltd., both from the UK, and Associated Insurance Consultants (AIC) of the United Arab Emirates.

The three new members join “103 other independent brokers around the globe that have been selected by Assurex Global after an extensive due diligence process that examined their capability, integrity, growth potential, quality and breadth of services.,” said the bulletin.

“Individuals seeing the Assurex Global logo can be confident that they’re working with the very best professionals in the industry,” added Assurex Global President and CEO Jim Hackbarth. “In our rigorous evaluation process, Miller, Griffiths & Armour and AIC clearly met our extensive list of high standards. Their impressive qualifications make them welcome additions to the Assurex Global partnership.”

Stefan Nill of Leue & Nill, Dortmund, Germany, Assurex Global corporate board member and chair of its Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Committee, also welcomed the new Partners.

Matt Donnelly, Managing Director of Griffiths & Armour, in addition to expressing the broker’s pleasure at the new affiliation, observed that the “our partnership in the formal Assurex Global infrastructure will only help deliver further value to our mutual clients. It is good news for the practice and will inevitably support our continued expansion.”

John Eltham, head of North American Broker Business at Miller and Assurex Global representative, noted: “The Assurex network is made up of first-class, like-minded independent brokers. Our partnership in Assurex Global will provide Miller retail clients with increased options in terms of how best to service their overseas operations. The timing of our joining is particularly good as it coincides with a major strengthening of our already significant retail capabilities. Our independence and specialist approach are key to Miller’s continuing success and existing relationships.”

Walid Nehme, CEO of Associated Insurance Consultants, explained that the “presence of Assurex Global in the United Arab Emirates is vital because of the growth the insurance sector is witnessing. Associated Insurance Consultants is proud to represent the biggest network of independent brokers in the world, thus providing independent advice combined with international presence, yet localized service. These advantages are of inestimable value in the service of companies and funds investing around the world. Assurex Global Partners will also have access to a dedicated, service-oriented team possessing a high level of technical know-how.”

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Source: Assurex Global

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