Our parent company, Specialist Risk Group, is a fast-paced and ambitious insurance broker, based in the City of London. SRG has four business units and provides a tailored service to the unique markets and clients that each business unit has. Miles Smith makes up one of these business units and the other division the others are as follows: Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions – Specialty Clients, TUE – International Specialty Broking and SR Underwriting Solutions – Specialty Underwriting.
We are delighted to be part of a larger group and benefit from the increased size and buying power we command in the insurance market.
At Specialist Risk Group, we are governed by our mantra “Difficult. Done Well.”. We specialise in crafting solutions for specialist insurance needs, needs that other companies may actively avoid. We solve problems for brokers that they may struggle to find solutions for. Taking a people first approach, we empower our staff, enabling them to respond quickly to brokers. Our people are offered valuable learning and development and we aim to create an environment where we enjoy coming to work. We believe this means our colleagues will always provide an outstanding service to our broker partners.
Warren Downey is an experienced insurance CEO having led businesses in the UK, Scandanavia and Asia. His passions are strategy, execution and developing high performing teams. Warren joined SRG in August 2019.
Steve Lee, has been working for Miles Smith since 2000. He is the UK Specialty Broking Director and is responsible for the management of this division.
Barry has worked at Miles Smith for 20 years as an Account Executive and within Broker Relations. He has helped develop the distribution strategy for the group as well as initiating many of the large supporting relationships and network arrangements. He has enjoyed creating an expert team to continue to assist regional brokers with difficult and specialist placements.
In February 2018, Pollen Street Capital, a private equity fund manager, acquired the majority shareholding in the formerly known, Miles Smith Insurance Group which is now part of Specialist Risk Group.
Pollen Street Capital is a global, independent asset investment management company. They focus on the financial and business services sectors and are highly experienced in speciality finance. Pollen Street Capital was established in 2013 and has over £2.8 billion assets under management across private equity and credit strategies.
In financial and business services, tech innovation and evolving consumer behaviour are forming prospects to build specialist businesses that provide well-defined target markets. Pollen Street uses its insight to help its partner companies benefit from these opportunities and create high growth, sustainable businesses that produce a compelling proposition to their customers within carefully selected markets.
We continuously benefit from support provided by Pollen Street by reaching our growth targets and producing an exceptional service to our clients.