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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.

Rupert Alabaster discusses the broker’s role in the M&A process

Rupert Alabaster, Director, Wholesale – Professional and Financial Services Team featured in Business Insurance discussing how brokers are integral to the M&A process, assisting risk managers to get the correct D&O cover and strategy before and after a merger.

Visit the Business Insurance website for the full article.

The year of the independent broker?

Nick Cook features in the Inside Fac debate around 2011 being the year of the independent broker. Nick highlights the BMS strategy of investment in people and superior business offering as how an independent, like BMS, will move from under the shadow of the ‘big three’.

Visit the Inside FAC website for the full article.