H.W. Kaufman Group has announced the rebranding of its New York-based Global Excess Partners (GEP) as RB Jones Property, creating a new division within the RB Jones brand.
The rebranding sees GEP combining its property insurance business with RB Jones to expand its comprehensive solutions for brokers, agents, and wholesale partners.
H.W. Kaufman Group acquired GEP in 2013 to deepen its property capacity and expertise.
However, RB Jones will continue to service and focus on areas of growth such as Large Property Schedules, Middle Market Property, and Flood, with its midtown Manhattan office remaining key to the company’s market positioning and regional talent strategy.
In addition, as part of the H.W. Kaufman Group family of companies, RB Jones has access to exclusive products through Atain Insurance Companies. Rated “A” (Excellent IX by AM Best), Atain is dedicated to serving niche programs and excess and surplus markets.
“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 Jay Kaufman, Chairman and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company of RB Jones and Global Excess Partners.
“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.”
Brendan Cook, Vice President, Managing Director, Global Excess Partners, added: “RB Jones has been in business for more than 115 years and is known as a staple in the specialty risk business. 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.”
Furthermore, both Brendan Cook, Vice President & Managing Director, and Carolyn Reiter, Associate Managing Director of GEP, will remain in their existing leadership roles in RB Jones heading the new Property Division.