|[November 15, 2012]
ABD Insurance and Financial Services Joins the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN)
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. announces its membership
with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), a global alliance of
independent insurance brokerage firms. A member-owned network, WBN
extends ABD's reach around the globe and solidifies our international
service capabilities, with global expertise, local country
relationships, international management technology through its
proprietary system, WBnet, and specialist market knowledge.
"We're pleased to become a WBN member," said Brian Hetherington, CEO and
Co-Chairman of ABD Insurance & Financial Services. "At ABD, our personal
approach to client service and long-term relationships is a founding
principal of WBN."
"The strong working interaction with our many global partners, spanning
over 20 years is an approach that can cross any border, work in any
country, and bring consistent services to our international clients. WBN
helps bring our vision to the world," said Kurt de Grosz, President and
Co-Chairman, of ABD.
As part of ABD's core mission to be better, WBN membership is an
integral part of the serviceoffering important to ABD's global
technology clients, who appreciate the exceptional international service
the WBN provides. The WBN as an organization, and through its 87 member
firms, shares ABD's commitment to providing exceptional, integrated
quality services for clients around the world.
Supported globally by the major property casualty and employee benefit
companies, WBN and its member firms are well versed in the most current
products and innovations as they are introduced into the world market.
Employees at ABD have established relationships with WBN's member firms
that have given ABD a competitive advantage over the last 20 years.
The WBN is one of the world's largest organizations of independent
insurance brokers, risk management and employee benefit consultants
working together on an integrated basis. "We are very pleased to have a
firm of the quality and reputation of ABD as a member and contributor to
the continued growth of our global partnership" said Bruce Basso, CEO,
WBN is one of the top ten insurance brokerage distribution firms in the
world. Member firms are represented in Europe, North, Central and South
America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
The WBN has over 500 offices worldwide in almost 90 countries, and
generates premiums in excess of $28 billion.
Insurance and Financial Services
Headquartered in San Mateo, with offices in San Francisco, Redwood City
and San Jose, ABD is an insurance consulting collective with more than
75 years of history in the insurance industry. ABD has over 115
dedicated professionals, many of them nationally recognized as among the
best and the brightest in the insurance industry. We provide individuals
and businesses with consulting in the disciplines of Employee Benefit
programs, 401k services, Wellness, Risk Management, Property & Casualty
insurance, Directors & Officers insurance, and Personal Insurance.
ABD is an independently owned and operated insurance brokerage and has
no affiliation with Wells Fargo (News - Alert) Insurance Services or its predecessor
firms. To learn more visit www.theABDteam.com.
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