Airmic has announced four new associate partners for 2020, and two new preferred service providers.
The new associate partners are:
- Herbert Smith Freehills: a global law firm, whose insurance lawyers offer expertise in claims disputes and policy wordings. HSF have worked with Airmic on several projects in recent years, including drafting specialist clauses to aid members. They will be moving from preferred service provider to associate partner. https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/
- Riskonnect: a technology company offering integrated risk information software and risk reporting platforms. They support risk and compliance professionals in a range of sectors. https://riskonnect.com/
- Sedgwick: a global loss adjustor with 6000 staff around the world. They will be moving from preferred service provider to associate partner. https://www.sedgwick.com/
- Sompo international: a global insurer known for its high quality client servicing, developing and tailoring its risk solutions to meet the needs of its clients. https://www.sompo-intl.com/
The new preferred service providers are:
The 2020 additions are part of a recent strategy to diversify Airmic's sponsors to better reflect the evolving needs of the risk community. John Ludlow, Airmic CEO, commented:
"Our new sponsors are organisations of the highest calibre that will each bring something different to our members and I would like to warmly welcome them into the Airmic community. The membership is growing and their needs are becoming more varied. It's no longer just about insurance; it's about risk, technology, legal expertise, and much more. It's really important that we reflect this in our partnership structure."
Throughout next year, Airmic will be encouraging its partners to work more closely together, and to support its members to manage risk in the most holistic way possible, for example, through joint workshops.
"Collaboration is our big theme for 2020," added Mr Ludlow. "We want to transform the tripartite relationship between buyer, broker and insurer, into a 'roundtable relationship' which includes all the key players such as risk consultant, lawyer, technology firm or CFO. Our partners and members will be vital for driving forward this change."