Q&A: Randall Goss and James Begley, Oxford Insurance Group

Randall Goss, chair and CEO of parent company US Risk, and James Begley, chief operating officer of Oxford Insurance Group recently spoke with Insurance Post’s Emmanuel Kenning about the rebranding to Oxford Insurance Group; how the offering was formed, its growth, expansion and acquisition targets. The pair also share their views on trading in the hard market, Lloyd’s modernisation and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

MGB’s Nick Bender discusses his views on the Professional Indemnity Insurance Market

MGB Insurance Brokers Joint Managing Director, Nick Bender was featured in an Insurance Age expert opinion piece discussing the current Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) market.

In the article Nick provides his views on the current market conditions, the impact of covid-19 and how he sees the market developing in 2021.

Oxford Insurance Brokers continues growth

Oxford Insurance Brokers Limited, (OIB), has successfully recruited Jonathan Stafford to establish its Cargo and Logistics division. Mr Stafford, a seasoned market professional who was previously at EC3 Brokers, Cooper Gay and Aon Risk Solutions, starts with immediate effect. “Being part of a larger group will help our new division to deliver on its growth promise,” he said. “I have a strong client focus and existing and prospective clients will benefit from OIB’s deep expertise and solid back office offering”. Randall Goss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for U.S. Risk Insurance Group said, “We remain committed to hiring the best talent in the market and we are delighted to welcome Jonathan to OIB.”

Mr Stafford will report to OIB’s Chief Operating Officer, James Begley, who said: “Jonathan brings us some great client and wider relationships – and his entrepreneurial flair supports our aspirations for growth. Hiring Jonathan forms the initial core of a new Cargo and Logistics capability within OIB.”

Trireme Insurance Group Rebrands as Oxford Insurance Group

Trireme Insurance Group, the international subsidiary of U.S. Risk Insurance Group, today announced the company has officially rebranded under a new name, Oxford Insurance Group.

Oxford Insurance Group will serve as the parent company of Oxford Insurance Brokers Ltd, which includes the U.K.-based trading entities James Hampden International Insurance Brokers and MGB Insurance Brokers. Other members of the group include Switzerland-based UNIS AG and Dubai-based Antarah.

Commenting on the announcement, James Begley, Chief Operating Officer for Oxford Insurance Group, stated: “In addition to creating a combined, rebranded platform for our entities under the Oxford Insurance Group name, we are introducing a new slogan, ‘Together. For our clients.’ As ever, our primary focus is that our clients continue to benefit from our deep expertise and the strong backing of our parent.”

Randall Goss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for U.S. Risk Insurance Group, said: “Now is the time for us to create a bigger impact in London. Our people are entrepreneurial and ambitious – our new platform is set to expand our broking and underwriting operations in the U.K. and international markets. We remain acquisitive and committed to hiring the best talent in the market. The business employs 127 people and we’re set to expand. A swathe of fresh hires includes a Marine & Energy team headed up by Mark Rowland, Ramsay Nicoll and Charles Reid. This team is further enhanced by the recent addition of David Gosnell, with Philip Lundberg joining Oxford to provide onshore energy expertise. Tony Loizides has been recruited to head up the existing Specialty Lines team and Sarah Kersch was also recently hired to boost this team. James Hampden International has hired two new producers in Simon Jones and Zhiyin Zhou.”

Coronavirus Update from Oxford Insurance Brokers

We write to inform you that our staff will be working remotely in line with the latest advice from the UK government, both for their protection and to play our part in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We have worked hard to ensure that our operations remain robust and resilient during challenging times such as these. Therefore, we are fully equipped and prepared to be able