July 30, 2019
Speciality Managing General Agent (MGA), Nexus Group announces it has acquired Plus Risk (PRL), a London based financial and professional lines (FinPro) MGA providing management liability and niche professional indemnity insurance.
Founded in 2017, the PRL underwriting team consists of James Rasmussen, PRL founder and managing director and Neil Ede, head of management liability, who will both continue with the business post-acquisition, becoming shareholders in Nexus and moving into the group’s London headquarters. Nexus will appoint group CEO Colin Thompson and a number of other directors to the board of PRL.
Rasmussen has over 19 years’ FinPro experience including broking and underwriting roles at companies such as Travelers and Chubb. Ede has 2 decades of experience including 7 years at Chubb and 10 years at AIG.
Colin Thompson, Nexus founder and group CEO, said: “This is a strategic acquisition for Nexus and a natural addition to our existing FinPro capabilities. We are acquiring PRL at an exciting stage in its development and will look to accelerate growth through our infrastructure, distribution channels and networks. We are also gaining a high calibre underwriting team and are pleased to welcome James and Neil to the Group,”
Adding: “This is the second FinPro transaction we have completed so far this year and we are seeing fantastic results in this class of business, helped by the hardening market conditions. We continue to manage a busy pipeline of MGA opportunities internationally and are looking to further strengthen and diversify our business.”
Rasmussen, founder and managing director of PRL, said: “Neil and I are absolutely delighted to be joining the Nexus family and to be working with Colin and the team. It has been a very exciting two years in which we have launched and established Plus Risk and the acquisition will provide the perfect platform for Plus Risk to evolve and flourish. It’s a great time to be involved in FinPro and with the group being such a successful, independent and international specialty MGA, we are confident that we will be able to extend our underwriting reach and use our joint experience to even better effect.”