National relationship marks third national wholesale brokerage under the SIAA MarketFinder family of partners
September 10, 2018 – Hampton, N.H. – SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance), the nation’s largest insurance agency alliance, recently announced a national partnership with Burns & Wilcox, an H.W. Kaufman Group company, and global leader in specialty insurance, brokerage and services effective October 1, 2018.
Under the partnership, SIAA member agencies have access to Burns & Wilcox family of companies including brokerage for property and casualty excess markets, as well as industry expertise with Burns & Wilcox Centers of Excellence, including private client, professional, transportation, environmental and marine.
“Our partnership with Burns & Wilcox rounds out the alliance’s growing demand for markets in the specialty insurance sector,” said SIAA Executive Vice President and COO Matt Masiello. “With this partnership, we’re enabling our member agencies to access markets through another national partner with a reputation for service and considerable expertise over a broad range of classes.”
SIAA will access Burns & Wilcox through SIAA MarketFinder, SIAA’s online member-only portal for difficult-to-place and specialty risk markets.
The relationship with Burns & Wilcox marks the third national wholesaler partnership for SIAA and will join Risk Placement Services (RPS) and CRC Wholesale Group on the growing number of SIAA MarketFinder offerings.
SIAA is the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies in the country. Its master agencies have signed over 7,000 independent agency members, writing more than $7.41 billion of total in-force premium. SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the independent insurance agency distribution system.
About Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance. Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. More information can be found at burnsandwilcox.com or hwkaufman.com.