RB Jones, Prosight Specialty Form RB Jones Marine; Tap Engel to Lead

August 29, 2019

H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies, has expanded the capabilities of its subsidiary RB Jones through a new partnership with ProSight Specialty Insurance. RB Jones will be the exclusive administrator for Prosight’s Marine Solutions and Excess Energy products.

RB Jones Marine—a distinct business unit exclusively focused on commercial marine and excess energy—will assume underwriting and servicing for the company’s marine liability, marine excess, brown-water hull and excess energy placements. ProSight will continue to write marine lines of business as part of their differentiated all-lines offerings in other niches. This transition is effective on Sept. 15, 2019.

As part of the partnership, ProSight’s former Niche President of Marine and Energy Mark Engel has joined RB Jones Marine as managing director.

As managing director, Engel will oversee the operations and overall growth of RB Jones Marine. He has nearly 20 years of experience through his roles with ProSight, AIG and Marsh. He and his team of associates will be based in the Greater New York area, reporting to Jodie Kaufman Davis, Corporate senior vice president, board member, H.W. Kaufman Group.

Kaufman Davis said the partnership with ProSight strengthens and adds to its capabilities in commercial Marine and Energy and will also expand cross-company business opportunities throughout the global Kaufman network.

Founded in 1905, RB Jones is a provider of specialty risk coverage products to brokers, agents and wholesalers, including: commercial marine, excess energy, commercial property, professional liability, specialty general liability, commercial umbrella/excess liability and other products.

RB Jones is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting.

ProSight Global, Inc. is a property and casualty insurance company. ProSight’s products are sold through a limited and select group of retail and wholesale distribution partners.

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