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Burns & Wilcox, the H.W. Kaufman Group’s flagship organization, is North America’s leading independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager.

Burns & Wilcox offers wide ranging and comprehensive solutions to serve retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes, from the large houses to the more than 30,000 independent brokers and agents worldwide.

Fueled by its freedom from Wall Street and private equity, Burns & Wilcox is a privately owned company whose standards of service, depth of market relationships and outstanding talent are unsurpassed in the specialty insurance sector.

In addition to its more than 50 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Burns & Wilcox provides clients with a range of highly-skilled services through its Centres of Excellence. The centers offer in-house industry leadership across an array of insurance verticals:

  • Environmental
  • Recreation
  • Marine
  • High Net Worth
  • Professional
  • Transportation
  • Excess Casualty

The company also includes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a distinct business unit exclusively focused on wholesale brokerage. The team of brokerage experts delivers comprehensive solutions founded in quality outcomes, precision, agility and knowledge-based results.

There are inherent risks with every business, in every city, throughout the world. But there is no other wholesale broker or underwriting manager that can match the drive and passion of Burns & Wilcox in delivering the most highly specialized global insurance solutions.

Annually, Burns & Wilcox captures more than $1 billion in premium by placing the world’s most sophisticated and complex risks. Clients and partners continue to trust in the Burns & Wilcox commitment to the wholesale business. They seek the company’s global expertise and rely on the team’s counsel and unmatched vertical depth. In turn, Burns & Wilcox is tenacious about delivering exemplary results.