Trident Marine Managers & Global Special Risks Join Forces Within RSG Underwriting Managers
New Practice Vertical Created — Marine and Traditional Energy


NOVEMBER 23, 2020, CHICAGO, IL


RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC is pleased to announce the consolidation of two of its current managing underwriting manager businesses, Trident Marine Managers (Trident) and Global Special Risks (GSR) and the creation of a new practice vertical, Marine and Traditional Energy.


Both managing general underwriting companies will keep their name brands and will fall under the newly created Marine and Traditional Energy Practice run by Jorge Pecci, RSG Underwriting Managers Marine and Traditional Energy Head. Commenting on this move, Jorge said, "Consolidating Marine and Traditional Energy will concentrate RSG Underwriting Managers' resources in these two important market sectors. The RSG Underwriting Managers Marine and Traditional Energy vertical will enhance our marketing and underwriting capability and take advantage of cross-selling opportunities, an important consideration to both our broker clients and their client insureds."


Michael Johnson and Martin Hayes, Managing Directors of Trident Marine Managers, added, "Trident is a natural fit for GSR. We share the same values, the same focus, and the same will to win while providing unparalleled underwriting expertise and insurance solutions. We could not be more excited about bringing these two remarkable businesses together. The combination of resources and talent enables us to continue to raise the bar for excellence in the marine and traditional energy space. We are looking forward to great days ahead."


Trident and GSR combined are headquartered in Houston, TX and have additional offices in New Orleans, LA, Lodi, CA and Boston, MA, with total annual premiums in excess of $75M.

For further details, please contact:
Jorge Pecci
Marine and Traditional Energy Practice Head, RSG Underwriting Managers
jorge.pecci@safewatersmarine.com, 312-651-4411

Michael Johnson
Managing Director, Trident Marine Managers
michael.johnson@tridentmm.com, 281-453-1118

Martin Hayes
Managing Director, Trident Marine Managers
martin.hayes@tridentmm.com, 281-453-1119


About RSG Underwriting Managers
RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, a Delaware Series limited liability company and subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG), provides underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC does not solicit insurance from the public. Some products may only be available in certain states, and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC License # 0E50879. ©2020 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC.

About Trident Marine Managers
Trident Marine Managers (Trident) is a subsidiary of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, and Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. Trident is a leading managing general underwriter for the specialty marine and offshore energy industries. Some products may only be available in certain states and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: Trident Marine Insurance Services, Inc., License # 6000675 ©2020 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC.

Global Special Risks, LLC
Global Special Risks, LLC (GSR) is a subsidiary of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC and Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. GSR is a leading managing general underwriter providing solutions for complex traditional energy risks. Some products may only be available in certain states, and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: GSR Insurance Services, LLC License # 0M07586. ©2020 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC.

 
 

Trident Marine Managers Announces Underwriting Agreement with Nationwide E&S


AUGUST 10, 2020, HOUSTON, TX


Trident Marine Managers (Trident) is pleased to announce a new delegated authority underwriting agreement with Nationwide E&S to provide Recreational Marine and Marine Equipment insurance solutions, along with Workers' Compensation.


Nationwide® is a Fortune 100 Company and one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world with an AM Best's rating of A+, XV. Trident, a subsidiary of RSG Underwriting Managers (RSGUM), specializes in Marine insurance and thrives at providing customers with tailor-made solutions, global products and local service. Trident is headquartered in Houston, TX and has offices in Lodi, CA, New Orleans, LA, and Boston, MA. Trident's Nationwide E&S Recreational Marine and Marine insurance solutions are available in all US states.


"We are delighted to continue expanding our relationship with Nationwide E&S to develop additional capabilities to service our retail agent clients and insureds," Jorge Pecci, Marine Vertical Head at RSG Underwriting Managers.


Commenting on the underwriting talent at Trident, Martin Hayes, Managing Director of Trident Marine Managers, said, "The extensive experience of Jeana Ramos, Clarke Smith and John Michel in their respective Marine niches will help our clients and Trident's profitably expand in the growing Recreational Marine and Marine Equipment markets."

For further details, please contact:
Clarke Smith
Director of Underwriting
clarke.smith@tridentmm.com, 346-444-8678

Jeana Ramos
Director of Underwriting
jeana.ramos@tridentmm.com, 209-329-1033

John Michel
SVP - Marine
john.michel@tridentmm.com, 504-840-1670

Justin Jenkins
Senior Underwriter
justin.jenkins@tridentmm.com, 713-260-1034

Martin Hayes
Managing Director
martin.hayes@tridentmm.com, 346-444-8656


About Trident Marine Managers
Trident Marine Managers is a subsidiary of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, and Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. Some products may only be available in certain states and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. For more information, visit www.tridentmm.com.

About Nationwide®
Nationwide® , a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

 
 

Trident Marine Managers Hires Veteran Marine Underwriter Clarke Smith and Opens New England Office


JUNE 18, 2020, HOUSTON, TX


Trident Marine Managers (TMM), a leading managing general underwriter for the specialty marine and offshore energy industries and a part of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Clarke Smith as Director of Underwriting and the opening of the Boston, MA office.


Clarke comes to TMM with extensive knowledge of the Recreational Marine space and more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. Clarke has a wide-ranging background working in several management and underwriting positions with a carrier, MGU, and broker.


Martin Hayes and Mike Johnson, Trident Marine's Managing Directors, commented, "We are thrilled to open our fourth office, now in Boston and delighted that Clarke has joined our team. His market expertise and experience will be vital to our success as we continue to strengthen our presence in the US marketplace."


Jorge Pecci, Head of RSG Underwriting Managers' Marine vertical commented, "Clarke's extensive product and industry knowledge combined with his many years of experience further solidifies our position in the Marine insurance industry at the right time."


Clarke is past Board of Director member of the Association of Marina Industries, a member of NMMA (National Marine Manufacture Association) Risk Management Council, and an active yachtsman including sailboat racing and cruising.

For further details, please contact:
Clarke Smith
Director of Underwriting
clarke.smith@tridentmm.com, 346-444-8678


About Trident Marine Managers
Trident Marine Managers is a leading specialty marine and offshore energy Managing General Underwriter dedicated to serving the insurance needs of the maritime industry in the United States for over 35 years. Trident is a full-service MGU offering state of the art insurance solutions for Boat Dealers, Marinas, Boat Builder, Yacht Clubs, Recreational Marine Distributors. Trident offers nationwide coverages distributed through agents and brokers with a focus on marine and energy operations in the Gulf of Mexico. www.tridentmm.com

Trident Marine Managers is a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC. RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC is a Delaware series limited liability company and a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC License # 0E50879 ©2020 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

 
 

Trident Marine Managers Hires Jeana Ramos and Opens California Office


OCT 10, 2019, HOUSTON, TX


Trident Marine Managers (TMM), a leading managing general underwriter for the specialty marine and offshore energy industries and a part of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeana Ramos as Director of Underwriting. Jeana joined TMM in September 2019, and with this hire, Trident establishes a new office in Lodi, California.


Jeana brings extensive knowledge of the commercial and recreational Marine sector along with Excess and Surplus Lines insurance both on a national and international level gained through more than twenty five years of professional experience in the insurance industry. In 2005, Jeana opened Continental Risk/Continental Marine where she built a book of E&S and marine focused business throughout the US. As a part of TMM, Jeana's primary focus will continue to be on Commercial Marine and Excess and Surplus Lines. The scope of Trident Marine product offerings includes Hull, P&I, Cargo and Marine Liabilities.


Martin Hayes, Trident Marine Managing Director, commented: "I am delighted that Jeana has joined our team. Her market knowledge and experience will be vital to our success as we continue to strengthen our presence in the US market."

For further details, please contact:
Jeana Ramos
Director of Underwriting
jeana.ramos@tridentmm.com, 209-329-1033


About Trident Marine Managers
Trident Marine Managers is a leading specialty marine and offshore energy Managing General Underwriter dedicated to serving the insurance needs of the maritime industry in the United States for over 35 years. Trident is a full-service MGU with a consistent track record for growth and profitability. Trident offers nationwide coverages distributed through agents and brokers with a focus on marine and energy operations in the Gulf of Mexico. www.tridentmm.com

Trident Marine Managers is a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC. RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC is a Delaware series limited liability company and a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through agents and brokers. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC License # 0E50879 © 2019 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

 
 

Ryan Specialty Group announces definitive agreement to acquire Trident Marine Managers


FEBRUARY 24, 2017, CHICAGO, IL


RSG Underwriting Managers ("RSGUM") announced today an agreement to acquire Trident Marine Managers and related claims adjusting affiliates (together, "Trident"). Trident is a leading specialty marine managing general agency serving the energy sector for over 35 years.


Martin Hayes and Michael Johnson are joint Managing Directors of Trident and will continue to lead the practice going forward. Headquartered in Houston TX, Trident offers nationwide coverages with a particular focus on marine and energy operations within the Gulf of Mexico. Core products include Marine General Liability, Hull & Liability, Maritime Employers Liability and Umbrella. Trident maintains full underwriting authority and appointments with multiple "A" rated carriers.


Miles Wuller, Chief Operating Officer of RSGUM, commented, "The acquisition of Trident is the continued execution of our strategy to build a global specialty marine practice. Martin and Michael bring exceptional expertise, approach, and leadership to the marine energy space, illustrated by obtaining ever increasing range of underwriting authority at Trident. Trident will strengthen RSGUM's existing specialty marine practice led by Jorge Pecci, adding incremental specialties and bolstering RSGUM's marine adjusting capability.


Martin Hayes and Michael Johnson, Managing Directors of Trident commented, "We are extremely excited to be joining Ryan Specialty Group. RSGUM is renowned for their entrepreneurial approach and keen focus on underwriting results. We look forward to increasing our geographic presence and product set while also giving our employees a continued path for growth and success. We feel the transaction is a perfect step in Trident's course of optimally serving its producers and carrier partners.


Trident was represented by Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc. Terms of the agreement were not released.

For more information on this release, please contact:
Alice Phillips Topping
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Ryan Specialty Group
Alice.Topping@ryansg.com, 312-635-5976


About Ryan Specialty Group, LLC ("RSG")
Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty Group, LLC is an international holding company consisting of wholesale broker, R-T Specialty, LLC, a series of underwriting managers, RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC and RSG Underwriting Managers Europe Limited, and insurance service provider, Ryan Direct Group Limited, each servicing a client base of brokers, agents and insurance carriers. www.ryansg.com

About RSG Underwriting Managers ("RSGUM")
RSGUM is the managing general underrating division of RSG. RSGUM provides centralized governance, shared services, executive oversight and to its specialty underwriting business. Seventeen distinct managing general underwriting teams comprise RSGUM, each with their own distinct specialty and industry focus. www.ryansg.com/RSGUM