Risk Strategies, One80 announce reorganization under new parent brand

CEO for the new parent platform also announced

Risk Strategies, One80 announce reorganization under new parent brand

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries have made an announcement regarding their organizational structure, unveiling a consolidation under the new parent brand, Accession Risk Management Group.

This move encompasses a range of specialty insurance distribution and risk management companies under the shared ownership of Kelso & Company, a private equity sponsor. Notably, this includes Risk Strategies, a specialized retail brokerage and risk management company, and One80 Intermediaries, a niche wholesale brokerage and program management firm.

Guided by John Mina, the newly appointed global CEO, Accession Risk Management Group and its affiliated companies will offer tailored insurance solutions across the United States and Canada. The introduction of the Accession Risk Management Group brand is expected to enhance the overall agility of the enterprise and facilitate future growth, allowing for the continued expansion of specialized products and services that meet the diverse and growing demands of the insurance and risk management market.

To date, Accession has welcomed over 170 specialty firms into its family of companies through mergers and acquisitions. The combined employee count approaches 5,000 across Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries. Additionally, the company announced that it is looking to build additional specialty platforms to cater to its clients’ needs across all facets of insurance distribution and risk management.

The combined organization is now approaching $1.5 billion in revenues with over $15 billion of insurance premiums under management. Bringing these platforms together under a unified parent brand signifies the next phase of evolution for these complementary entities, presenting further opportunities for expansion into additional market segments and specialties.

“Our clients and partners have an evolving continuum of insurance and risk management needs, all of which we aspire to address from within the Accession Risk Management Group family,” Mina said. “The introduction of Accession Risk Management Group as our parent brand gives us a broader opportunity to serve our clients and partners across an expanding set of niche and specialty market segments.”

In a recent interview with Insurance Business, One80 Intermediaries’ national programs practice leader, Christopher Pesce, said a diverse product offering is one of the company’s strengths – it also brings forward diversity in its people, leadership, and business portfolio.

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