Category Archives: Insurance Carriers

PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services Hires Dan Cantafi

PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services, a renewable energy program manager based in the U.S., has hired warranty and service agreement specialist Dan Cantafi as the firm’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Full Article:  https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2018/08/06/497169.htm

A.M. Best Downgrades AmTrust As Insurer Prepares to Go Private

A.M. Best has downgraded its financial strength and credit ratings for insurer members of the AmTrust Group, not long after AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (AFSI) shareholders approved a $2.95 billion deal that will make it a private entity.

Full Article:  https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/07/05/494220.htm

Bermuda Insurers, Reinsurers Under Pressure to Remain Competitive

Bermuda-based insurers and reinsurers are making moves to hold their own after the U.S. effectively smacked down a big tax advantage they used to have.

Source: https://www.bna.com/bermuda-insurers-reinsurers-n57982092593/

ProSource Welcomes Centricity as Group Exclusive Service Partner

ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, announces the addition of Centricity as a group exclusive service partner.

Source: http://www.prosourceinfo.com/2018/02/22/prosource-welcomes-centricity-group-exclusive-service-partner/

Centricity Leadership Team to Present at Warranty Chain Management Conference

Service and protection powerhouse Centricity, formerly Bankers Warranty Group and Bonded Builders Warranty Group, is pleased to announce members of its senior leadership team will serve as moderators and panelists for this year’s Warranty Chain Management Conference (WCM) to be held in San Diego, California, from March 6th through March 8th.

Source:  https://centricity.com/blog/centricity-leadership-team-present-warranty-chain-management-conference/

WCM 2018 – Warranty And Service Contract Management For Innovation And Growth

14th Annual WCM Conference

When
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time

Where
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California 92109

The theme of the 14th annual conference is “Warranty And Service Contract Management For Innovation And Growth” which addresses how effective warranty and service contract management has enabled companies to develop their competitive edge, manage risk and increase cost savings, innovate and grow.

The WCM 2018 event offers a broad range of presentations with attendees able to choose from up to 3 parallel tracks with over 50 speakers spread over 20 separate sessions.

Complete Details: http://www.cvent.com/events/warranty-chain-management-conference-2018/event-summary-b8df502cfa2c43afae28cb637dc7b5e2.aspx?i=dcb27c6a-7dee-477b-8b2b-14a698b5a10d

Stone Point Capital Partners with CEO of AmTrust Financial and Karfunkel Family to Jointly Propose Acquiring All Shares of AmTrust Financial Common Stock Not Controlled by Family for $12.25 Per Share in Cash

Full Release:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180109006745/en/Stone-Point-Capital-Partners-CEO-AmTrust-Financial

Assurant and The Warranty Group Amend Deal Structure

Under the revised terms, Assurant, Inc. will acquire TWG Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, and remain a Delaware corporation. This change follows recently enacted U.S. tax legislation and allows Assurant to simplify the overall deal structure and optimize the transaction financing mix.

Release:  https://www.assurant.com/NewsRoom/AllNews/NewsReleases/2018/January/assurant-and-the-warranty-group-amend-deal-structure

Start-up WePredict Aims to Free up Billions in Auto Industry Warranty Reserves Through Unique Analytics Solution

Analytics start-up WePredict aims to free up potentially billions in auto industry warranty reserves through a unique analytics solution providing manufacturers and suppliers the opportunity to stabilize and mitigate risks they have in their warranty reserves today. The company recently completed a new funding round led by Munich Re / HSB Ventures. Existing investors Breed Reply and the Development Bank of Wales provided additional funding.

Full Release:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171031005454/en/Start-up-WePredict-Aims-Free-Billions-Auto-Industry

AmTrust Financial Services and Madison Dearborn Partners Enter Into Strategic Transaction

AmTrust Financial Services and Madison Dearborn Partners Enter Into Strategic Transaction for a Portion of AmTrust’s U.S. Fee Businesses with a Total Enterprise Value of $1.15 billion.

Full Release:  https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/11/06/1175411/0/en/AmTrust-Financial-Services-and-Madison-Dearborn-Partners-Enter-Into-Strategic-Transaction-for-a-Portion-of-AmTrust-s-U-S-Fee-Businesses-with-a-Total-Enterprise-Value-of-1-15-billio.html

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A.M. Best Places Credit Ratings of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Under Review With Negative Implications.

Full Release:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171106006579/en/A.M.-Places-Credit-Ratings-AmTrust-Financial-Services