Risk Strategies acquires insurer behind hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly

Risk Strategies acquires insurer behind hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly | Insurance Business

Risk Strategies acquires insurer behind hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly

National insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies is on a roll, acquiring its third full service brokerage, Reiff & Associates, for this month.

Based in New York City, Reiff & Associates offers customized risk management and insurance solutions for theater, television, film, and media production, staging and rigging, live music, and special events. Reiff & Associates’ clients include the producers of the musicals  “Hamilton” and “Hello Dolly,” as well as the film producers behind “Black Swan,” “Precious,” “The Wrestler,” and “Lost in Translation.”

When it was founded in 1983, Reiff & Associates initially focused on advising independent films and television producers. The firm has since expanded to serve larger producers as well as other firms involved with music, concert and entertainment support businesses. A release said that the firm’s executive staff has more than 50 years of combined experience in entertainment, media, and arts insurance.

“Reiff & Associates has a fantastic reputation for both innovation and high-touch customer service,” said Risk Strategies CEO Mike Christian, who added that he is excited about the strength of skill and knowledge the acquisition will bring to his company’s entertainment and media practice.

“We’ve built our firm by providing specialty expertise focused on very unique industries,” commented Reiff & Associates managing director Dennis Reiff. “Risk Strategies understands the value of our unique expertise. For us, the ability to scale our business by becoming part of a company with an understanding of the resources we bring made all the sense.”