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].

Energy & Environmental
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.

Management & Professional Liability, Non-Profits: Human Services
What are your risks for sexual abuse claims?

October 2, 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 keeps your organization protected.

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....

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 - B&R President and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, was featured in an article from the University of Mississippi Foundation, detailing B&R’s increased pledge to its Faculty Support Endowment. Rodriguez addresses how the strength of the RMI program benefits students, employers, and the industry....

Despite Pandemic Challenges, UM Grows Collaborations with Industry

August 23, 2021 - B&R’s Jeff Rodriguez was quoted in an article by University of Mississippi News that addresses the university's growing collaboration with industry to provide more opportunities for students amidst COVID-19. Rodriguez attributes success to being able to adapt to challenges, including embracing virtual connection....

Construction Project Challenges in Florida

June 1, 2021 - B&R construction expert, George Sella, shares insight into key factors creating a hardened construction market in Florida in his article published by Rough Notes as part of their annual Florida Special Report....

Utilities contractors challenged in finding wildfire coverage

May 25, 2021 - B&R’s Andrew Grim was a featured expert in a recent article from Business Insurance that addresses dwindling coverage options for utilities contractors working in wildfire-prone areas in the U.S. ...

Executive Insights: Chris Brown’s keys to successful partnerships

March 30, 2021 - B&R Chairman, Chris Brown, was approached by PropertyCasualty360 for his perspective on how wholesale brokers can create better working relationships with retailers. The article addresses common issues and how B&R proactively uses client feedback to be accountable, helping build trust and confidence....

Boxing Clever with Brown & Riding’s Jeff Rodriguez

March 30, 2021 - B&R’s President and CEO was recently interviewed by The Insurer in an article addressing how heavy consolidation of the E&S marketplace has left Brown & Riding as last leading wholesaler with national scale that remains fully independent and owner-operated, and how the company remains in an advantageous position for the future....

The Construction Insurance Market Faces Rising Uncertainty

October 16, 2020 - In an article by PropertyCasualty360, B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, provides insight on the challenges facing the construction market and how the industry is projected to respond....

Navigating Florida Builder’s Risk

June 30, 2020 - Property expert, Dawn Gordon, has authored an article published by The Rough Notes Company, Inc., addressing the current Florida Builder’s Risk market. She outlines market challenges, available solutions, and how retailers can provide added value for their clients....

Architects and Engineers Professional Liability Insurance

June 29, 2020 - B&R E&O expert, Shannon Beric, was recently interviewed to weigh in on the current A&E market, including trends, emerging challenges, critical cyber exposures, the impacts of COVID-19, and more....

Challenges and Opportunities in the 2019 Construction Market

October 31, 2019 - B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, weighs in with other industry experts in PropertyCasualty360's Construction Market Update, which addresses growth and opportunities in the industry, impacts of technology, current challenges, and more. ...

Building Blocks of Success

August 20, 2018

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