Wholesale Insights

Our collection of “wholesale insights” features the in-depth analysis and thought leadership of Brown & Riding’s industry specialists. Our experts provide cutting-edge thinking on topics for key industry publications, including Business Insurance, Insurance Business America, Insurance Insider, Rough Notes, and more. If you would like to interview a B&R specialist, please contact our Marketing department: [email protected].

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Casualty, Transportation
Revolutionizing Risk: The Evolution of Telematics in Auto Insurance

January 24, 2024 - Telematics isn’t entirely new to the insurance industry, but its evolution has been gaining momentum. This article takes a look at telematics, from its history to the growing importance of gathering data, and explores potential impacts as this technology continues to become more accessible.

Property
The Art of Property Layering

March 23, 2023 - All property accounts are facing challenges in 2023. With many factors to consider, being adept at the art of layering has become critical to construct programs effectively. This article addresses how to best navigate the property landscape and strategies and tools that can help yield success.

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What is E&S and What Makes It So Great?

November 8, 2023 - B&R Chief Distribution Officer, Cristi Carrington, participates with other industry professionals in a new talent outreach video for those considering careers in wholesale, specialty, and surplus lines insurance. The group shares their experiences about what it's like to work in the industry and the many opportunities available....

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Donations empower WSIA PAC to help shape insurance policy

September 17, 2023 - B&R Chief Distribution Officer and WSIA PAC Committee Chair, Cristi Carrington, was interviewed by PropertyCasualty360 as a part of an article discussing the significance of WSIA PAC support and how contributions are investments in the future of the industry. ...

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Wholesale insurance leaders have wisdom to spare

September 17, 2023 - B&R Chief Distribution Officer and WSIA Board Member, Cristi Carrington, was interviewed by PropertyCasualty360 along with other WSIA leaders to offer insights into what they have learned throughout their careers....

Best Insurance Companies to Work for in the US | Top Insurance Employers 2023

August 7, 2023 - This annual report from Insurance Business America recognizes companies in the insurance industry that excel above all others. B&R’s Chief Human Resources officer, Christopher Welty, was approached for his insights into what helps make a company stand out....

Distribution: Retailers and wholesalers now more strategically aligned

March 30, 2023 - B&R’s Chief Distribution Officer, Cristi Carrington, and other industry experts spoke on the Future of Distribution panel at the E&S Insurer Conference. The panel discussed how relationships are evolving in the E&S space, industry and segment specialization, the impacts of private equity-backed consolidators, and more....

Annual Healthcare Market Update

March 1, 2023 - The hard market continues to be driven by nuclear verdicts, third party litigation funding, and staffing challenges. Looking forward through 2023, we address these challenges, how to best prepare your insureds, and how a proactive approach will help ensure a smooth renewal process....

Political fervor heightens risks for consultants

February 16, 2023 - Political consultants and organizations involved with political campaigns and voting are facing rising liability risks. B&R Principal and Broker, Lisa Rodriguez, was asked to weigh in on this article by Business Insurance....

Campaign groups need firm controls

February 16, 2023 - B&R Principal and Broker, Lisa Rodriguez, was approached by Business Insurance in this article, addressing why having checks and balances in place for campaign groups remains critical....

Emerging Risks in the Green Energy Revolution

December 15, 2022 - Understanding the emerging issues in the energy sector helps us be a better source and advocate for clients. As agents and brokers, we cannot abandon fossil fuel (especially natural gas) clients, and we must continue to press for capacity and innovative risk solutions for these clients. ...

Insurance Industry Partners with University

November 14, 2022 - Brown & Riding is proud to be one of five Council member firms to partner with The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) and the University of Mississippi's RMI program to increase access to careers in the insurance industry by supporting the launch of a new insurance certificate program....

WSIA PAC builds on a record of success

September 13, 2022 - In a PropertyCasualty360 article, B&R Chief Distribution Officer and WSIA Political Action Committee (PAC) Chair, Cristi Carrington, addresses the role of the WSIA PAC in helping the association further legislative and regulatory advocacy for the wholesale, specialty, and surplus lines industry....

2022 E&S insurance update: Preparing to weather any storm

September 11, 2022 - Cristi Carrington, B&R's Chief Distribution Officer, was interviewed by PropertyCasualty360 in a recent article regarding current challenges in placing CAT-exposed risks, providing insight into impacts on the market and how E&S professionals can best position themselves to address the needs of retailers and insureds....

What are your risks for sexual abuse claims?

February 8, 2022 - A standalone SAM policy offers the benefits of crisis communication, victim support, forensic investigation, and legal advice. In addition, speaking with your broker before an incident occurs can help keep your organization protected....

Attention Young Professionals: Wholesale Insurance Is ‘Where the Magic Happens’

December 9, 2021 - Cristi Carrington, Principal and Director of Underwriting for Brown & Riding, was a panelist at the annual Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association’s (WSIA) conference. The panelists gave advice to young insurance professionals about how to succeed and stand out in the wholesale market....

Excess casualty market facing resumption of pre-pandemic loss dynamics in 2022

December 8, 2021 - Insurance professionals are concerned over the increase in “nuclear” verdicts in the excess casualty market as the pandemic begins to settle. Wildfire liability has also increased in multiple states as drought conditions spread across the west. Andrew Grim, National Casualty Practice Leader, was approached by Insurance Insider for insight....

Supporting a Proven Program

September 10, 2021

Building Blocks of Success

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