Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has received regulatory approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority for its new operation in Bermuda.
Ed Bermuda will provide its full range of multiline broking services, backed by the advanced application of technology through TradEd, its proprietary trading platform.
Opening in Bermuda underpins Ed’s commitment to existing and potential clients, particularly in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean, and will form an important component of parent BGC Insurance Group’s global insurance services offering.
Bermuda Premier, the Hon. E. David Burt MP, said, “The arrival of Ed Broking in Bermuda is testament to the island’s continued draw as a (re) insurance hub, with an ideal location to serve key markets, as well as a regulatory regime that favours agile businesses. We welcome a significant independent broker that combines both talent and technology, to help us build opportunities for the island’s economy and people.”
Chris Bonard, Chief Executive of Ed in Bermuda, said, “I am very pleased to receive this approval, which allows us to begin operations in Hamilton. Bermuda is an important and exciting global marketplace, but it has been dominated by a few big brokers. Using innovative technology, we intend to become a significant independent player on the island and can now begin to assemble a top-flight team of professionals. They will provide clients world-wide with an alternative, credible independent entry point to Bermuda, and will bring new business to the many high-quality risk carriers here.”
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Ed is owned by The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.
Ardonagh Specialty is the holding company and growth platform for leading independent brokers Besso Insurance, Bishopsgate, Compass London Markets, Ed Broking, Inver Re, Piiq Risk Partners and Price Forbes. Combined, we have 1700 colleagues globally and manage $5 billion in gross written premium.
With a strong presence and deep relationships worldwide, and a steadfast commitment to investing in the best people, markets and technology, together our businesses offer open market programmes, reinsurance and international solutions designed to empower clients to achieve their strategic ambition.
The Ardonagh Group
The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 8,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs. For more information, visit our website: www.ardonagh.com.