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December 2023 Buzz

After another busy month at Ryan Specialty, we have put together a collection of the most popular news, events, interviews and other stories from across our firm. Catch up with us by taking a look at the posts below!


Ryan Specialty announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited, a managing general underwriting platform. Castel is headquartered in London, England, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, and consists of thirteen unique MGUs, each of which has expertise in a specific product niche. Read the press release.

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announced that it completed the acquisition of AccuRisk Holdings, LLC, a medical stop loss managing general underwriter. Read the press release.

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Ryan Specialty announced the formation of its international financial lines managing general underwriter, Ryan Financial Lines. This MGU is being created by unifying the operations of EmergIn Risk, StartPoint Executive Risks, Ryan Specialty Nordics, Capital Bay Underwriting and the professional liability portfolios historically housed within Ryan Specialty National Programs. Read the press release.

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Congratulations to Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers' Katie Davies and Dawn D'Onofrio and RT Specialty's Chad Hall and Pilar Summerville for all being named on Insurance Business America's Hot 100 2024 list! Read the article.

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Ryan Specialty Founder, Chairman & CEO Pat Ryan leads Insurance Journal's recollection of some of the most significant insurance moments over the last century as the publication celebrates its 100th anniversary. Read the article.

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Ryan Transactional Risk announced that Marta Batalla and Luc Joordens have been appointed as Co-Heads of Continental Europe for the transactional risk managing general underwriter. Marta is based in Madrid and Luc in Barcelona. Read the press release

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Congratulations to WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk Solutions Chief Operating Officer Joan Bauer, who was honored at the Business Insurance 2023 Women to Watch Awards in New York! Watch Joan's acceptance speech.

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We shared that RT Specialty's Raj Shah, Lindsay Dress, Cynthia Seagrave (Zimmerman), RPLU, ACRA and Brett Klein have all been named 2023 Top Insurance Brokers by Insurance Business America. Congratulations! Read the article.

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EmergIn Risk President George Paraskeva had the opportunity to join the Cyber Security Roundtable for Financier Worldwide Magazine's January 2024 issue, discussing how to best navigate a rapidly evolving risk landscape. Read the article.

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Happy holidays from everyone at RT Specialty! We hope you and your family have a joyful holiday season and a wonderful start to the new year. We welcome you to watch the 2023 RT Specialty Holiday video!


Happy Holidays from Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers! Sing along with our fun 2023 Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers Holiday video!


Happy holidays from our house to yours! We hope you enjoy our festive 2023 RT Specialty Personal Lines Holiday video!