AmTrust International and AmTrust Group
Who ARE AMTRUST
RedRay PTE Ltd is a subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (AFSI). AFSI is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Specialising in niche and underserved markets within commercial and business insurance, AmTrust’s product range meets the business requirements of a wide variety of industries.
AmTrust Financial Services was founded by entrepreneurs George and Michael Karfunkel and current Chairman, CEO and President Barry Zyskind, to focus on niche property and casualty markets which they believed were underserved by larger insurance carriers, and to focus on classes of business with lower risk loss profiles. It acquired Technology Insurance Company from Wang Laboratories, establishing a foothold in warranty insurance. AmTrust Financial Services earned US$10 million in premiums in its first year.
Over the next decade, AmTrust went from strength to strength, expanding into new regions with the opening of offices in Dublin, London, Nottingham and Stockholm. AmTrust continued to grow with several successful acquisitions, which led to it becoming publicly traded and floating on the NASDAQ Global Market in 2006.
Today, AmTrust Financial Services Inc. employs 7,000 people serving 70 countries and in 2016 reported a GWP of US$7.9 billion.
AmTrust Financial Services is founded in downtown Manhattan by entrepreneurs George and Michael Karfunkel, and current Chairman, CEO and President Barry Zyskind, to focus on niche specialty property and casualty markets, which they believed were underserved by larger insurance carriers, and to focus on classes of business with lower risk loss profiles. Acquired Technology Insurance Company from Wang Laboratories, establishing a foothold in warranty insurance. AmTrust Financial Services earned $10 million in premiums in the first year.
AmTrust makes its technology platform, data analytics and end-user experience top priorities as it grows, establishing a digital strategy early on that will differentiate AmTrust in the future as it operates with the lowest IT expense ratio in its peer group.
Enters the European Union specialty risk and extended warranty coverage market by forming AmTrust International Underwriters. AmTrust also acquires Rochdale Insurance Company, which holds licenses in key states, including New Jersey, New York and Texas.
AmTrust enters the small business workers’ compensation insurance market, building an experienced workers’ comp underwriting team in the U.S. Develops proprietary technology to enable the efficient and profitable underwriting of a large number of small premium policies.
Acquires the renewal rights for The Princeton Agency’s workers’ compensation business, expanding our presence in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest. Between 2002 and 2016, AmTrust acquires the renewal rights to 10 books of established specialty insurance business, which allows access to attractive books of business while avoiding exposure to pre-existing liabilities.
AmTrust builds its specialty risk and extended warranty insurance team in London. Many of the European-based coverage plans AmTrust currently underwrites have been underwritten by this team historically. Acquires the renewal rights to the Covenant Group, Inc. to increase our presence in the southeastern United States.
Acquires renewal rights to Associated Industries Insurance Company in 2004, adding book of business in Florida.
Acquires renewal rights to Alea North America’s specialty middle market P&C business. In connection with the acquisition, substantially all of Alea’s former senior management, underwriting and support team, joined AmTrust.
Acquires Wesco Insurance Company which is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Also acquires renewal rights to Muirfield Underwriters, Ltd., an affiliate of Aon Corporation, to expand in the midwest U.S. AmTrust raises $166 million through private placement of common stock. On November 13, AmTrust lists on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol AFSI. Total shareholders’ equity of $307 million, which will grow to $3.5 billion by the end of 2015.
Enters into a 40% quota-share reinsurance agreement with Maiden Insurance Company, securing a long-term reinsurance partner and providing valuable capital support to AmTrust.
AmTrust acquires Unitrin Business Insurance, expanding commercial package coverages for small businesses, with a focus in the U.S. South, Northwest and Midwest.
Acquires renewal rights to CyberCompTM, the workers’ compensation business unit of Swiss Re, one of the leaders in internet-based mono-line workers’ compensation.
Acquires 100% of Warrantech, a Texas-based developer, marketer, and third party administrator of service contracts and aftermarket warranty products serving the consumer products and automotive industries in the U.S. and Canada, significantly increasing our fee income. AmTrust also acquires Majestic, marking AmTrust’s entrance into the California workers’ compensation market.
AmTrust acquires BTIS and CardinalComp, and expands operational headquarters in downtown Cleveland, centralizing and expanding support functions at 800 Superior Avenue.
Acquires CNH Capital Insurance Agencies, which offers insurance on construction and agricultural equipment to dealerships and retail customers, and Car Care Plan Holdings, a UK-based provider of insurance and administrative services to major auto manufacturers globally.
Enters Lloyd’s of London Insurance Platform with acquisition of Sagicor Europe. Acquires Sequoia, a workers’ compensation and commercial package insurance provider to small businesses in the western U.S., and First Nonprofit Companies, the third largest provider of P&C insurance products to nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
Acquires the renewal rights to the Tower Group book of business to expand our small commercial insurance business in the U.S., in a deal structure that allowed AmTrust to acquire renewal rights of over $500mm in gross written premium with limited exposure to legacy liabilities. Efficiencies quickly achieved through integration with AmTrust IT and operating platform, demonstrating ability to leverage AmTrust’s deep technology expertise.
AmTrust acquires Warranty Solutions, a Wells Fargo business, which designs, markets, administers and underwrites vehicle service contracts for new and used automobiles through a national network of more than 70 active agencies and 1,500 franchised and independent dealers. This drives AmTrust to reach more than 25 million warranty policies in force. Also in 2015, AmTrust also ranks 11th largest commercial lines writer in the U.S., up from the 128th position in 2005, according to A.M. Best.
Completes 14 acquisitions, including N.V. Nationale Borg-Maatschappij, a 125-year-old, Amsterdam-based international direct writer and reinsurer of surety and trade credit insurance in over 70 countries, and Republic Companies, a Texas-based provider of P&C insurance for over 100 years. AmTrust also completes the acquisition of ANV Group, a specialty insurance company that underwrites a variety of commercial P&C insurance products through its three Lloyd’s syndicates and managing general underwriter.
AmTrust remains focused on profitable growth by offering the best service experience, driven by innovation, transformative technology, and excellence in data analytics.