Geoff Rowland brings a wealth of specialist insight to the SSL Endeavour team

London, 10th October, 2018: Specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert SSL Endeavour Group today announces that experienced broker Geoff Rowland has joined the company as Director for Property .

Geoff joins SSL Endeavour from Aon Risk Solutions where he was a Director responsible for developing, placing and coordinating a suite of property facilities into the London Market. Geoff also has 15 years experience, including at RK Harrison Insurance, where he specialised in North American Property business.

David Lawrence, SSL Endeavour Co Chairman, said:

“We are very pleased that a well-respected producing broker, with strong relationships in the market and solid experience, is joining our growing team. Global property is highly competitive, and only a broker bringing true value and insight to the process will thrive. Geoff demonstrates the expert problem-solving, innovative approach that the London Market champions, and we are delighted to welcome him to SSL Endeavour.”

Roger Spicer, SSL Endeavour Group CEO, said:

“Following the milestone SSL Endeavour merger, Geoff will further enhance our Property offering as a combined business. We look for proactive team players with an ability to take the initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and a proven strong track record in new business development as well as management of existing accounts, and they both fit the bill perfectly.”

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About SSL Endeavour Group

SSL Endeavour Group was formed in 2018 when Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority specialist Endeavour Insurance Services Limited merged with fellow Lloyd’s and independent specialist marine broker SSL Insurance Group.

The deal involved both companies being acquired by a fund advised by private investment firm J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC.

Endeavour Insurance Services were founded in March 1999 and specialise in the placement of business produced by North American and European agents handled under delegated authorities. Endeavour supports business from Canada; the USA, Europe and the Rest of the World.

The classes of business covered under the above territories are as follows:

  • USA: Property, Casualty, Professional Risks, Specialty. Open Market, Binding Authorities and Reinsurance
  • Canada: Property, Casualty, Professional Risks and Personal Accident. Open Market, Binding Authorities and Reinsurance
  • Cyber worldwide – Online portal, cyberEIS

Endeavour is an accredited Lloyd’s Broker and a member of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) following the merger of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) and the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) on 1st August, 2017.

Established in 2003, SSL is a leading marine broker, supporting clients in more than 80 countries and servicing a substantial book of fleets. As well as its marine expertise, SSL is a recognised expert in other specialist insurance classes including Cash in Transit, Financial Institution and Political Risk.

SSL was the first broker accredited by Lloyd’s to enter the market as an independent broker without having to work through an existing Lloyd’s Broker, as was the historical route into Lloyd’s, and now has clients in all major insurance and reinsurance classes.

Founders Andrew Sturdy, Roger Spicer, Edward Leigh and Luca Garbarino have a combined 100 years of experience in the market and the volume of premium paid to International Markets has now risen to over £250 million per annum.

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