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BMS launches new global construction initiative

BMS Group, the independent global broker, announces today that it has launched a new global construction initiative. Gavin Madell, with over twenty years’ experience, will lead the new team. The construction team will provide an enhanced service for BMS’s clients, and demonstrates the company’s on-going commitment to building new product lines across the business.

Gavin joins from Price Forbes, where he was previously Director of its Power and Construction business. He will be supported by David Lazell on the General Liability side, and Paul Hutchinson on the Professional Indemnity side. Steve Ferns, who joined BMS five months ago from Lockton, will head up Construction Claims. All members of the team have extensive experience, with particular focus on the US, Canada, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Nick Cook, CEO BMS Wholesale, today commented:

BMS is committed to continuing our expansion of the global wholesale division with a range of products to best fit our clients’ needs. Gavin Madell is the latest of a number of experienced producers to join BMS Wholesale. He brings with him vast expertise in this sector, and I look forward to working with him to build our Construction practice.”

Chris Ritchie, Risk Solutions, Profiled in Insurance Day

Chris Ritchie, Director BMS Wholesale – Risk Solutions, featured in a profile piece in Insurance Day on 20th January. The profile covered his career in insurance, his love of rugby, future plans at BMS, industry heroes and on a lighter note, his favourite food and holiday destination.

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This article appeared in Insurance Day on January 20, 2012. For more information visit: www.insuranceday.com

A new hire for BMS highlights it commitment to achieving its vision

Insider Fac Magazine reviewed BMS’ expansion plans, prompted by the appointment of Steve Galleger as EVP. Formerly of Aon Benfield, Galleger’s responsibilities will include building BMS’ US reinsurance platform and developing customised reinsurance and risk management solutions for property, casualty and specialty insurers. Steve will start at BMS in December and will be based in the BMS US hub office in Minneapolis.

CEO Carl Beardmore is quoted saying: “This marks another important step in the development and extension of our US operations and is further evidence of our ability to attract key producers to join BMS.”

The article reviews how BMS continues to demonstrate its commitment to building its US platform and service offering to clients, with a number of new hires over the last few months, including two new senior hires joining the Analytics Team; Julie Serakos and Mike Larson.

For the full article please click here to go to the Insider Fac website

BMS appoints Steve Galleger to help build its US platform

Independent global broker BMS today announced that Steve Galleger has agreed to join its US based operations as Executive Vice President. His responsibilities will include helping BMS to drive the build out of its US reinsurance platform and to develop and deliver customised reinsurance and risk management solutions for Property, Casualty and Speciality insurers. He will be based in the Minneapolis office.

Carl Beardmore, CEO, commented:

Steve’s extensive experience in designing, placing and executing reinsurance and risk management strategies for some of the most prestigious and successful insurance companies in the US, is exactly the kind of executive talent we are looking to recruit. This marks another important step in the development and extension of our US operations and is further evidence of our ability to attract key producers to join BMS.”

Steve joins BMS after 21 years at Aon Benfield. He began his career in 1990 at E.W. Blanch Company in Minneapolis, MN. While there he serviced a number of Midwest regional and super regional clients, before transferring to the newly expanded EWB Dallas office where he first led a number of client service teams, before taking over production responsibilities for the Dallas and lower Southwest regional area. After Benfield bought EWB in 2001, Steve returned to the home office in Minneapolis continuing his role as head of the production for the upper Midwest area as well as servicing a number of clients. Steve was awarded Benfield’s 2007 Broker of the Year Award. Steve has extensive experience in structured reinsurance contracts, MGA/fronted programs and catastrophe reinsurance for both hurricane and tornado/hail driven portfolios. He has a BS from St. Cloud State University, graduating in 1990.

BMS continues to bolster Minneapolis office

BMS’ newest hire featured in Insurance Insider today.

Steve Galleger, EVP, joins BMS to help drive the build out of its US reinsurance platform and to develop and deliver customised reinsurance and risk management solutions for Property, Casualty and Speciality insurers. He will be based in the Minneapolis office.

The article also highlights the expansion of the BMS Analytics team with recent recruited Julie Serakos as executive vice president of catastrophe modelling and Mike Larson as executive vice president and actuary for BMS Intermediaries.

For the full article go The Insurance Insider website

BMS expands its analytics team with two new senior hires

Independent global broker BMS Group today announces that it is continuing to invest in its analytics business with the appointment of two industry experts:

  • Julie Serakos, Executive Vice President, Catastrophe Modelling
  • Mike Larson, Executive Vice President and Actuary for BMS Intermediaries

Julie will join BMS this week to lead the Catastrophe Modelling department.  She joins from Willis Re where she built up the company’s catastrophe risk modelling and advisory services business becoming the Executive Vice President in their Property Resource Division.

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BMS appoints global expert as Head of Wholesale Claims

Independent global broker BMS today announced that Steve Ferns has agreed to join its Wholesale division as Head of Claims. His responsibilities will include helping BMS to build its client offering with a best-in-class back office platform. His property and construction claims handling experience encompasses North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Steve Ferns commented: “BMS’ appeal was its independence – which offers an opportunity for innovation without red tape. Joining an organisation that has a clear vision of what it wants to achieve and a commitment to making claims servicing the best in the business is a platform that I look forward to contributing to.”

Nick Cook, CEO Wholesale, added: “We want to offer our clients seamless service and I am delighted that someone of Steve’s calibre, breadth of knowledge and reputation has agreed to become part of our expanding team of experts.”

Prior to joining BMS, Ferns was Property Claims Director at Lockton LLP for over ten years and before that was a Wholesale Claims Manager with PWS Holdings. He will join BMS in September once his contractual obligations have been met and will be based in the London office.

BMS appoints Philip Campbell to help build its US platform

Independent global broker BMS today announced that Philip Campbell has agreed to join its US based operations as Executive Vice President and member of its US Strategy Board. His responsibilities will include helping BMS to drive the build out of its US reinsurance platform and to develop and deliver customized reinsurance and risk management solutions for Property, Casualty and Speciality insurers.

Philip Campbell commented:

“BMS is uniquely positioned to attract exceptionally talented broking, cat modelling, actuarial and other analytic staff who yearn for an entrepreneurial work environment. I’m excited to be joining my fellow US and UK colleagues.

Together we will build a world-class operating model, develop best in class systems and capabilities and create a culture that will attract the best talent in the industry. We will listen to our clients and prospects, create custom solutions to their needs and challenges and deliver and execute on these solutions with an intense commitment to excellence”.

Carl Beardmore, CEO, added:

“I am delighted that Phil is joining us. His more than 25 years experience designing, placing and executing reinsurance and risk management strategies for some of the most prestigious and successful insurance companies in the US, is exactly the kind of executive talent we are looking to recruit. This marks another important step in the development and extension of our US operations. We are very encouraged about the future of our US initiatives.”

Prior to joining BMS, Campbell was a Managing Director of Guy Carpenter and before that was an Executive Vice President with Aon Benfield and its predecessors for over 25 years, holding a number of key broking and leadership positions. He will be based in the BMS Minneapolis office.

BMS lures Guy Carpenter exec to build out US reinsurance platform

Expansive broker BMS has lured Philip Campbell from Guy Carpenter to build out its US reinsurance platform.

Visit the Insurance Insider website for the full article.

BMS hires Ian Gormley to spearhead its US Wholesale Growth

Independent global broker BMS Group today announces it has signed up another high profile recruit for its growing wholesale team.

Ian Gormley, formerly Head of US Property at Willis-owned wholesaler Glencairn, will join the BMS wholesale team led by Nick Cook upon completion of his six month contractual notice period. His role will be to lead the continued growth of BMS’ US wholesale business.

Nick Cook, Head of Wholesale at BMS, commented:

“Ian is one of the London market’s most respected brokers and producers.  He will greatly enhance our capability in London to meet our US-based client’s expectations, and I am delighted that we have secured an individual of such high calibre”.