Oneglobal Broking, the commercial insurance and reinsurance brokerage owned by investor JC Flowers, has opened its first Bermuda broking office and announced two key hires.
Having now received regulatory approval for the opening of its Bermuda office, OneGlobal has announced the hiring of Craig Douglas (most recently at RFIB), named Executive Director, Oneglobal Bermuda, who will report to Mike Reynolds, Group CEO.
Kilian Whelan, most recently at JLT, is also joining the OneGlobal Bermuda business as COO, with additional team announcements also expected to be made shortly.
Mike Reynolds, Group CEO, Oneglobal, said, “Opening our Bermuda office is a statement of our intent to continue the expansion of Oneglobal’s international presence and to continue the growth of our business. Bermuda is a key insurance market for us and we are pleased to be launching here and adding Craig and Kilian to the Oneglobal team.”
Douglas is a broker with an established presence across Bermuda and London markets and extensive, reinsurance, casualty and life science experience gained across a 20 year insurance and reinsurance industry career.
He was most recently at RFIB Bermuda as Executive Vice President, prior to which he held senior roles at JLT Specialty in Bermuda and London and at Miller and Willis.
Whelan has more than 25 years’ experience in Bermuda and the industry, most recently having led the JLT Insurance Management Group operations.
Douglas, Executive Director, Oneglobal Bermuda commented “I am very excited to join Oneglobal Bermuda as a founding Executive Director. Oneglobal is a dynamic broker with ambitious plans to grow and is passionate about its clients. Bermuda is not just a key international insurance and reinsurance market, but a gateway to better serve North American clients and local US brokers that need international market access. I am looking forward to being a part of a business that always advocates the clients best interests.”
Whelan, COO, Oneglobal Bermuda added, “I am delighted to be joining the Oneglobal team and being a part of its strategic expansion as we build the Oneglobal Bermuda platform.”
Bermuda remains a key insurance and reinsurance marketplace, so it is no surprise to see an expansive broker looking to establish itself on the island, providing more choice to ceding companies, as well as to reinsurance and ILS markets operating there.