|[August 26, 2013]
IFG's Wholesale Insurance Group Recruits New Group President, Lou Levinson
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
International Financial Group, Inc. ("IFG") has announced that Louis D.
Levinson will be joining its Wholesale Insurance Group, IFGWSM,
as its President after the expiration of a non-compete period relating
to his prior employer. In his role as IFGWSM
President, Lou will oversee underwriting, claims, product development,
marketing and business development across IFG's wholesale insurance
operations. Lou comes to IFGWSM with more than 20
years of relevant industry and leadership experience that will help
drive IFG's prudent growth strategy dedicated to Wholesaler Producers
generating both surplus lines (non-admitted) and admitted insurance.
Most recently, Lou was the President of Argo Group's Excess and Surplus
Lines Division, which includes Colony Specialty and Argo Pro. He has
also served as Executive Vice President of Casualty at Ace/Westchester
Specialty. In addition, Lou has held senior positions with Fireman's
Fund Insurance Company and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.
"After a nationwide search, the IFG Board and I are thrilled that Lou
will be joining IFGWSM as its new President," said Bob
Linton, Chairman of IFG. "His proven track record of growing business
profitably, his strong relationships with Wholesale Producers throughout
America and his extensive experience in developing and managing a wide
variety of specialty insurance products make Lou the ideal fit or IFGWSM.
We look forward to his contributions in enhancing and expanding the IFGWSM
Team, its products and services and its producer and other
Lou will be based in new IFGWSM offices to be located
in the greater New York Area, which will also include space for new
underwriting teams, the IFGWSM Legal Department and
other insurance professionals.
Lou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the School of
Management at Binghamton University in New York.
Founded in 1985, International Financial Group's IFGWSM
is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United
States. IFGWSM provides property-casualty insurance on
both an Excess and Surplus Lines (non-admitted) basis and an admitted
basis exclusively through Wholesale Producers.
Coverages are underwritten by IFGW's affiliated insurers: The
Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company,
Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company.
All hold an A (Excellent) IX rating from A. M. Best Company.
IFGWSM currently has four principal business units:
Brokerage, Binding Authority, Submit and Property:
Brokerage: underwrites general liability insurance for
businesses of all sizes on a transactional basis including for
distributors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, habitational,
vacant buildings, retail and service-related industries.
Binding Authority: offers coverage for an extensive, yet
focused list of classes of business written exclusively through
Submit: underwrites referral business on a transactional basis
primarily from IFGWSM's Binding Authority unit and
from individually submitted accounts for general liability, property,
inland marine and package products coverages for small to medium-sized
businesses (e.g., artisan contractors, distributors, importers,
wholesalers, manufacturers, office/habitational risks and
Property: underwrites property insurance for small to large
businesses such as the amusement, recreational, education, financial,
government sectors, habitational, health, office/professional,
mercantile/retail, trade/ services and vacant buildings.
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