R-T Specialty News

RT Specialty Promotes May to President, National Personal Lines Practice in Houston

R-T Specialty LLC has promoted Claudia May, based in Houston, to co-president of the company’s national personal lines practice. May has concentrated on personal lines since the start of her career over 25 years ago. She comes to RT via …

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 …

Ryan Specialty Group to Acquire New Jersey’s New Day Underwriting Managers

Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of New Day Underwriting Managers LLC (New Day), a specialty intermediary with offices in Hamilton, N.J. New Day will become part of R-T Specialty …

R-T Specialty Opens Office in Louisville, Kentucky

R-T Specialty, LLC (a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC) has opened a new office in Louisville, Ky. This office is led by Brian Houghlin and Chris Beckmann. Houghlin has 30 years of experience in the management liability insurance arena. …

LaRock joins RT Specialty in Nashville

R-T Specialty, LLC (RT) has announced that Jackie LaRock has joined the company as an executive vice president and part of the RT ProExec practice group. LaRock has experience and expertise in professional and executive liability lines and is located …

R-T Specialty Hires CRC Exec Sparling in New York

R-T Specialty LLC, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group LLC, has hired J.C. Sparling as executive vice president. He is based in New York City. Sparling is a seasoned property wholesale broker who has been in the business …

R-T Specialty to Acquire Hartan Brokerage in New York City

R-T Specialty LLC, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group LLC in Chicago, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hartan Brokerage, a wholesale insurance brokerage operation based in New York …

Wholesaler RT Specialty Acquires Tennessee Underwriters

Ryan Specialty Group’s wholesale brokerage, R-T Specialty, LLC (RT) has acquired the assets of excess and surplus broker, Tennessee Underwriters Inc. (TUI). A family-owned business, TUI was formed in 1980 in Nashville. It moved to nearby Franklin in 1981. Tennessee …

R-T Specialty Completes Merger with Wholesale Broker Westrope

Chicago-based national wholesale insurance broker R-T Specialty said it has completed its merger with another wholesale broker Westrope, based in Kansas City, Missouri. The deal was first announced Nov. 1. Terms were not disclosed. Westrope’s business is concentrated in the …

R-T Specialty Appoints Senior VP for Property Division in New York

R-T Specialty, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group based in Chicago, announced the appointment of Meredith Dyson as a senior vice president for its property division. She is based in R-T Specialty’s New York office. Dyson brings over …