Banyan Risk completes transfer of ownership from SiriusPoint
Specialty re/insurer SiriusPoint and managing general agency Banyan Risk have extended their partnership for a further three years, the companies announced today.
The Bermuda-based companies also announced they had completed the 100% transfer of ownership of the MGA to Banyan, part of SiriusPoint’s previously announced strategy to reduce its ownership of external entities.
Banyan was established in partnership with SiriusPoint in July 2021, and was founded by co-chief executive officers Tim Usher-Jones and Peter Horrobin, with a clear strategy set out towards increasing ownership by the founders.
SiriusPoint’s CEO Scott Egan said: “I am delighted that we have extended our partnership with Banyan. Our partnership represents the continuation of a long-term relationship that reflects our shared plans and cultural fit.
“The deal we are announcing today is consistent with our focus on reducing our equity investments in MGAs but continuing to remain a strong distribution partner to those who align with our risk appetite, growth plans and specialisms. Banyan’s credentials mean we are excited to continue to be a strong underwriting partner to them over the coming years.”
Tim Usher-Jones, co-CEO, Banyan, said: “We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with SiriusPoint, an affirming message that will accelerate our growth. SiriusPoint has been key in enabling us to execute on our strategy and focus on our data-rich and tech-enabled capabilities.
“Expect big news ahead as we expand into other geographies and product lines in the next year. We will continue to succeed by building strong relationships with partners like SiriusPoint that share our ‘best-in-class’ ethos and value the expertise and approach we bring to ensuring our clients’ needs are met - swiftly, efficiently and creatively.”
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