H.W. Kaufman Group has announced that it is rebranding its New York-based Global Excess Partners (GEP) as RB Jones Property, creating a new division within the RB Jones brand. GEP will combine its property insurance business with RB Jones to expand its services for brokers, agents and wholesale partners, H.W. Kaufman Group said.
“H.W. Kaufman Group is pleased to add RB Jones Property to our portfolio of growing specialty products given its unique ability to place challenging property risks,” said Alan J. Kaufman, chairman and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group. “This strategic transition not only expands RB Jones’ offerings, it also further strengthens GEP through the RB Jones brand and holistically enhances their expertise, operations, performance and capabilities.”
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H.W. Kaufman Group acquired GEP in 2013 to strengthen its property capacity and expertise. RB Jones will continue to service and focus on areas including large property schedules, middle-market property and flood.
“RB Jones has been in business for more than 115 years and is known as a staple in the specialty risk business,” said Brendan Cook, vice president and managing director at Global Excess Partners. “Rebranding Global Excess Partners as RB Jones Property is an excellent opportunity to increase our market positioning as a preferred partner and to continue to bring our exclusive products to insurance brokers and agents.”
Cook, along with Carolyn Relter, associate managing director of GEP, will remain in their existing leadership roles in RB Jones, heading up the new property division.