Emerald Sponsor: Swett & Crawford

Since combining with Cooper Gay in the Fourth Quarter of 2010, the blended strength of Swett & Crawford and Cooper Gay delivers the world’s largest global wholesale brokerage and reinsurance organization to the retail brokerage community; their clients; and the markets that provide their coverages. 

Curt Biersch, EVP and Division Leader notes that “Trading under the Swett & Crawford banner since 1914,  we remain committed to the Independent Retail Broker’s growth and success.  Hard Market or Soft, strong economic times or not, your success is ours. And part of that success is due to our partnership with IBA West for over 25 years”.

“Once again, we are proud to be a sponsor of YBAC,” said Biersch. “We see our young broker professionals at Swett & Crawford as our future, and consider the young broker professionals of IBA West a key part of future as well, and we welcome the opportunity to establish relationships that will carry all of us into the future. ”

Swett and Crawford provides the following key benefits to independent agents and brokers:

  • Exceptional access to more than 200 standard and specialty carriers, domestic and foreign
  • Many in-house binding authorities
  • Innovative, exclusive insurance programs for niche businesses and industries
  • The ability to identify untapped market capability and capacity
  • And, most of all, the breadth and depth of marketing expertise resident in our nearly 1500 insurance professionals located throughout the world

Swett & Crawford's exceptional sense and knowledge of the marketplace -- derived from the market conditions, savvy and technical expertise of their top-flight brokers and underwriters – enhances their value to both the retail agent and carrier alike.  Their goal is to help agents and brokers serve their clients and take advantage of new revenue streams and business opportunities.