Filhet Allard, the 6th largest corporate broker in France, has become a member of BrokersLink, the independent insurance broker network, whose members manage premium volumes in excess of $14 billion, as part of the network’s drive for growth across Europe.
Filhet Allard is headquartered in Bordeaux, with 700 staff based in eight locations. The family owned independent broker has a premium income of approximately €900 million [$1.236 billion]. The firm specializes in property & casualty, employee benefits, marine & cargo, credit & factoring and loss prevention. It is also the parent company of BrokersLink’s previous representative for the region, D&P Assurances.
The new member announcement comes in advance of the BrokersLink’s 2011 Global Conference, which is to be held in Miami, Florida on the 27th to 29th of October. The theme of the conference is “Global Synergy to Fuel Local Wins” and it is aimed at both BrokersLink members and the wider insurance market.
BrokersLink Chairman José Fonseca commented: “France is a key market for BrokersLink and we are therefore delighted to welcome one of the country’s leading brokers as a member. Filhet Allard is a fast expanding business run by a highly skilled team, which will deliver significant benefits to other members and their clients.”
Gregory Allard, Director of Filhet Allard added: “As BrokersLink is based on close relationships and in-depth local relationships is share many similarities with our own business. By working with fellow members across the world we now intend to both drive growth in France and provide excellent levels of specialist service to the ever-growing number of international clients serviced by the network.”
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