Our company’s strong focus on CAT events continues. Currently, we are working on claims arising from three events worldwide – the floods in the UK; Hurricane Dorian claims in the Bahamas; and, the riots in Chile at the end of last year. Dedicated adjusters in the firm are handling these cases from beginning to end, supporting policyholders and our insurance Market clients.
We are delighted to welcome Nick Croan as our new Senior Consultant representative for Scotland. Nick is a highly experienced chartered loss adjuster. Most recently, he has been working in our CAT team deployed to the Bahamas where we have successfully concluded claims worth many millions of dollars.
The Bank of England’s PRA division (Prudential Regulatory Authority) recently hosted a panel discussion in London for over 100 representatives from the UK’s insurance industry. The audience mainly comprised Claims and Actuarial colleagues from insurance/reinsurance companies. Bev FitzGerald was delighted to join the PRA’s panel which covered a wide range of key issues facing the industry at the moment.
We are delighted to welcome a new associate to our adjusting team. Imran Ramzan is a highly qualified chartered loss adjuster/chartered insurer who is based in Coventry. He has previously worked in Cunningham Lindsey’s Major Loss team and also in Aviva’s internal adjusting business. Imran will strengthen our overall adjusting service and provide specific cover in the Midlands.
Following the set-up of our new FitzGerald Consulting business in this territory, we are delighted to say that we have been appointed on a significant portfolio of work there. Our UK-based director, Graeme Shurben, secured this contract and is now on Grand Bahama leading a CAT team dealing with it.
Further news will follow as the project progresses.
Directors from our FC businesses in the UK, Spain and Chile joined together to meet the insurance Markets during a five day trip to Madrid and London. Together, and along with our new business based in Nassau, we now offer our own high-quality adjusting and Claims services throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and of course Europe. The Market’s response to our overall proposition was extremely positive. As a result, we shall be adding further resources to our companies in all four territories.
HURRICANE DORIAN – THE BAHAMAS – CAT ADJUSTING SERVICES
FitzGerald Claims Consultants Caribbean Ltd, based in Nassau, is fully geared up to support the insurance market in the Bahamas following the devastation caused by this event.
We shall be dedicating senior management and CAT specialist adjusters, principally from the UK, who have worked on previous CAT events around the world, to offer clients the best possible service.
As part of this immediate mobilisation, our Operations Director for the project, Graeme Shurben, will be in Nassau this week (w/c 2 Sept) to meet insurers and discuss with them their requirements for this event. He will be joined in this by our local Managing Director, Jerome P Gomez.
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We are delighted to confirm the launch of our latest subsidiary, FitzGerald Claims Consultants (Caribbean) Ltd (‘FCCCL’), which is based in the Bahamas.
The company is headquartered in Nassau and is designed to serve both the Bahamas and the wider Caribbean.
It joins our other subsidiaries, FitzGerald Consulting Latin America Ltd, based in Santiago, Chile, and FitzGerald Consulting Espana Ltd, based in Madrid, Spain.
The Bahamas business is a joint venture with our partner in that territory, Mr Jerome P Gomez. Jerome is a previous Senator of the Government in the Bahamas who now owns a financial services company called GCM (Global Corporate Management). He will be the Managing Director of FCCCL.
Bev FitzGerald will be Chairman of the company and Graeme Shurben a Director, with special responsibility for the company from the UK.
The three directors of our UK company, FitzGerald Consulting Ltd, joined Jerome in a pre-launch marketing trip to the Bahamas earlier this year where, over the course of a week in May, we met the insurance Market there. They were very welcoming and positive and we look forward to offering them a first-class service.
For further information, please click on this link to the Fitzgerald Caribbean Brochure on FCCCL on our website.
At the end of June, our new company in Spain celebrated a successful first 6 months in business, since opening at the beginning of this year. We have been well-supported by the Market in Spain where our new approach to adjusting there is appreciated. Directors in the UK met with our CEO based in Madrid, Javier Espeja, and also took the opportunity to join one of our key clients, RSA, as they celebrated 10 years since opening in Spain.
FitzGerald Consulting is the sole UK representative for our global network adjusting partners, Context International. This organisation was founded by Gerard Bottcher, a great friend of our company, in Holland 10 years ago. The directors of FC in the UK joined other representatives of Context from throughout Europe to celebrate this milestone at a beautiful venue outside Amsterdam. The network goes from strength to strength and offers our clients high-quality adjusting services all over the world.