Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 4, 2022) – H.W. Kaufman Group announced today the rebranding of its New York-based Global Excess Partners (GEP) as RB Jones Property, creating a new division within the RB Jones brand. GEP combines its Property Insurance business with RB Jones to expand its comprehensive solutions for brokers, agents, and wholesale partners.
“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.”
H.W. Kaufman Group acquired Global Excess Partners in 2013 to deepen its property capacity and expertise. RB Jones will continue to service and focus on areas of growth such as Large Property Schedules, Middle Market Property, and Flood. Its Midtown Manhattan office remains key to the company’s market positioning and regional talent strategy.
“RB Jones has been in business for more than 115 years and is known as a staple in the specialty risk business,” said Brendan Cook, Vice President, Managing Director, Global Excess Partners. “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.”
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 A.M. Best), Atain is dedicated to serving niche programs and excess and surplus markets.
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.
About RB Jones
Founded in 1905, RB Jones is a leader in providing specialty risk coverage solutions to brokers, agents, and wholesalers, including: Commercial Marine, Excess Energy, Commercial Property, Large Property Schedules, Middle Market Property, Flood, Professional Liability, Specialty General Liability, Commercial Umbrella/Excess Liability, and other unique products. More information can be found at www.rbjonesinsurance.com.
RB Jones is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, and Kaufman Institute. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Chesterfield LatAm, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Node International and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.hwkaufman.com.