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RSG Expands Presence in Europe with Barcelona Office

22 July, 2019, LONDON – Ryan Specialty Group is pleased to announce that it will open an office in Barcelona as the next step in the evolution of the company’s transactional risk business, expanding both geographically and by product offering. This office will be led by Luc Joordens and Marta Batalla, supported by Luis Feijoo and Isabel den Hollander. These four professionals have an established track record of underwriting profitable transactional risk insurance throughout continental Europe. RSG’s office in Barcelona will focus on the core transactional risk products of Warranty & Indemnity insurance and Commercial Tax Liability insurance, servicing brokers across continental Europe.

Additionally, we are delighted to welcome Kerry Westwell as Head of Tax. Kerry joins us from private practice where she has spent 21 years advising clients on UK and International tax matters. Kerry is based in our London office and uses her wealth of experience to further build out the tax offering across our London and Barcelona offices.

With the opening of RSG’s Barcelona office and the addition of the new team members, Hunter George & Partners will be transacting business under the new name of RSG Transactional Risks Europe effective 1 September 2019. “Hunter George has been part of the RSG family for 3½ years, so leveraging the global success of this iconic brand is a natural evolution for us as we pursue international expansion,” said Ian Theato, Director of Hunter George.

“The transactional risk practice has experienced significant growth in 2019. We have hired 9 experts which has expanded our team to 19 professionals, with 11 lawyers speaking 5 languages. Our deep technical knowledge, consistent underwriting approach and unwavering work ethic, enable the team to review thousands of transactions every year and provide superior service to our clients and carrier partners,” further explained Ian Theato.

For additional information, please contact:

Ian Theato
Director, Hunter George & Partners
theo@hgunderwriting.com, or +44 (0)208 068 2415

About Ryan Specialty Group Europe
RSG Europe is a part of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, a leading international specialty insurance organization designed specifically for brokers, agents, and insurers which includes highly specialized managing general underwriting companies (within RSG Underwriting Managers) and a wholesale brokerage firm (RT Specialty). For more information, please visit ryansg.com.

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