Alan Jay Kaufman News

Wholesale Broker H.W. Kaufman Buys U.K. MGA and Cyber Specialist Node International

H.W. Kaufman Group, the Farmington Hills, Mich.-based wholesale broker and managing general agent, announced the acquisition of Node International, a U.K. managing general agent that specializes in cyber risk and technology-related insurance solutions. Financial details of the transaction were not …

Michigan’s Kaufman Group Named a BEST for Workplace Training and Development

The employees and agent/broker clients of Farmington Hills, Michigan-based H.W. Kaufman Group may be pleased but not surprised to learn that the specialty insurance organization has been recognized as one of the best in the world for professional education and …

How New Business Is Creating a New Wholesaler-Retailer Relationship

An influx of new business is presenting surplus lines wholesalers and their retail partners with new opportunities to work together even as other forces are changing how they work together. The surplus lines insurance market continues to grow, not because …

MGA Burns & Wilcox Canada Opens Vancouver Office; Key Leaders Named

Burns & Wilcox Canada, a managing general agent in North America, has expanded into British Columbia with the opening of a Vancouver office. The new office is located in Vancouver’s business district at the Oceanic Plaza Centre. The office will …

Kaufman Financial Group CEO Joins St. John’s University Risk Management Board

Alan Jay Kaufman, chairman, president and CEO of Detroit/Farmington Hills, Michigan-based H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, has joined the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science board of overseers at the St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business …

H.W. Kaufman’s Cranbrook Underwriters Relocates London Office

Cranbrook Underwriters, an H.W. Kaufman Financial Group company, announced the relocation of its London offices to One Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AE, U.K., in the heart of London’s financial center. This strategic move follows the relocation of two …

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group Acquires Toronto-Based Technical Risk Services

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired Technical Risk Services (TRS), a Toronto, Canada-based specialist in loss control services, inspections, and risk control consulting. TRS is a full-service loss control inspection and consulting firm that has …

Kaufman Financial Acquires Canadian MGA Avec Insurance Managers

Burns & Wilcox Canada, a subsidiary of Kaufman Financial Group, announced it has acquired Avec Insurance Managers, a Toronto-based managing general agent with expertise in marine, inland marine and other specialty commercial lines. Avec will become part of Burns & …

Kaufman Financial Acquires Global Excess Partners in New York

The H.W. Kaufman Financial Group said it has acquired Global Excess Partners, a New York City-based specialty insurance organization that offers underwriting programs on behalf of Lloyd’s and other carriers and is focused on large and middle market property accounts. …