Caroline Devane and Geoff Rowland bring a wealth of specialist insight to the SSL Endeavour team
London, 10th October, 2018: Specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert SSL Endeavour Group today announces that experienced brokers Caroline Devane and Geoff Rowland have joined the company as Director for Property and Specialty Lines; and Director for Property respectively.
Caroline has 15 years experience in the sector at Bell & Clements Limited where she rose to become a Senior Broker responsible for placing and managing a portfolio of Commercial Property and Specialty Lines business.
Geoff joins SSL Endeavour from Aon Risk Solutions where he was a Director responsible for developing, placing and coordinating a suite of property facilities into the London Market. Geoff also has 15 years experience, including at RK Harrison Insurance, where he specialised in North American Property business.
David Lawrence, SSL Endeavour Co Chairman, said:
“We are very pleased that two such well-respected producing brokers, with strong relationships in the market and solid experience, are joining our growing team. Global property and specialty lines are highly competitive, and only brokers bringing true value and insight to the process will thrive. Geoff and Caroline demonstrate the expert problem-solving, innovative approach that the London Market champions, and we are delighted to welcome them to SSL Endeavour.”
Roger Spicer, SSL Endeavour Group CEO, said:
“Following the milestone SSL Endeavour merger, Caroline and Geoff will further enhance our Property and Specialty offering as a combined business. We look for proactive team players with an ability to take the initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and a proven strong track record in new business development as well as management of existing accounts, and they both fit the bill perfectly.”
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About SSL Endeavour Group
SSL Endeavour Group was formed in 2018 when Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority specialist Endeavour Insurance Services Limited merged with fellow Lloyd’s and independent specialist marine broker SSL Insurance Group.
The deal involved both companies being acquired by a fund advised by private investment firm J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC.
Endeavour Insurance Services were founded in March 1999 and specialise in the placement of business produced by North American and European agents handled under delegated authorities. Endeavour supports business from Canada; the USA, Europe and the Rest of the World.
The classes of business covered under the above territories are as follows:
- USA: Property, Casualty, Professional Risks, Specialty. Open Market, Binding Authorities and Reinsurance
- Canada: Property, Casualty, Professional Risks and Personal Accident. Open Market, Binding Authorities and Reinsurance
- Cyber worldwide – Online portal, cyberEIS
Endeavour is an accredited Lloyd’s Broker and a member of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) following the merger of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) and the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) on 1st August, 2017.
Established in 2003, SSL is a leading marine broker, supporting clients in more than 80 countries and servicing a substantial book of fleets. As well as its marine expertise, SSL is a recognised expert in other specialist insurance classes including Cash in Transit, Financial Institution and Political Risk.
SSL was the first broker accredited by Lloyd’s to enter the market as an independent broker without having to work through an existing Lloyd’s Broker, as was the historical route into Lloyd’s, and now has clients in all major insurance and reinsurance classes.
Founders Andrew Sturdy, Roger Spicer, Edward Leigh and Luca Garbarino have a combined 100 years of experience in the market and the volume of premium paid to International Markets has now risen to over £250 million per annum.
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