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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jeff Rodriguez, President & CEO, Brown & Riding Insurance Services

October 11, 2019 - Jeff Rodriguez, President and CEO of Brown & Riding, was recently interviewed by Leader’s Edge magazine. He offers insight into his position as CEO and answers questions about his career, personal life, and Brown & Riding.

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Wholesale E&S Market Report 2019

September 16, 2019 - Insurance Business America has released its 2019 Wholesale E&S Market Report, which offers an inside perspective of the market by region. B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, Chris Bading, was approached for his expert opinion on the West and offer many insights.

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Coverage for California Utilities Evaporates

September 1, 2019 - Wildfires are making it more difficult for California utility contractors to obtain liability insurance. B&R construction specialist, Andrew Grim, weighs in on the market's diminishing capacity, significant rate increases, and the upsurge of non-renewals in a recent article from Business Insurance.

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Wholesale E&S Market Report 2018

September 19, 2018 - Insurance Business America’s Wholesale E&S Market Report for 2018 has been released, providing an inside perspective of the market by region. B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, George Sella, was asked for his expert opinion on the South and offers many insights.

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Building Blocks of Success

August 20, 2018 - The construction market continues to grow stronger, creating healthy competition and opportunities for brokers to exceed expectations with their contractor clients. B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, weighs in on this article by Insurance Business America.

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The ‘Million-Dollar Question’: Can the Insurance Sector Take Another Year of Catastrophes?

June 1, 2018 - Guy Rawlins, B&R's National Property Practice Leader, shares his insight on the recent rise in natural catastrophes, how the property market has responded, and how well it's positioned should it have to take another hit.

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Hawaii’s Insurance Market Enters Moratorium as Volcanic Eruption Continues

May 25, 2018 - Property broker and Executive Vice President, Shaida Monshi, is the sole expert interviewed by Insurance Business America regarding the Hawaii volcano eruption and how it is impacting the marketplace.

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7 Ways to Prevent Construction Insurance Losses

February 22, 2018 - B&R construction specialists Robert Pedersen and Michael Davis share their expertise with Construction Dive news by addressing "7 ways to prevent construction insurance losses."

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NFIP Needs Bigger Premium Pot If It’s Going to Survive

October 3, 2017 - The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is struggling for cashflow. B&R Senior Vice President and Property Practice Leader, Guy Rawlins, addresses critical factors surrounding why not enough people are buying flood insurance. Senior Vice President and Property expert, Valerie Martin, weighs in further on the decline of the program and the need for more education on the issue.

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Brokers Bucking Disruption: How Wholesalers Hang On Through Change

September 4, 2017 - Despite trends in commercial lines of more carriers going direct to customers and insurtech also looking to compete, today’s wholesale brokerages still expect to keep growing. B&R President and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, weighs in on the future of the industry in this article by Insurance Journal.

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Wholesale Consolidation Creates Opportunities for Independents

May 6, 2016 - Jeff Rodriguez, B&R President and CEO, discusses how recent consolidation of the largest wholesale brokers has raised concerns with retailers and created opportunities for the next tier of intermediaries as retailers look for alternatives to promote healthy competition and accountability.

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