Ryan Specialty: expands its presence in Europe with an office in Madrid

JULY 6, 2022, LONDON
– Ryan Specialty is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022, the opening of an office in Madrid is the next step in the evolution of the company’s general transactional risk management underwriter, Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International. Madrid is the firm’s third European/UK office, the second in Spain, and is led by Marta Batalla, Spanish Branch Manager, Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International. The Madrid office focuses on the core transactional risk products of Guarantee and Indemnity Insurance and Commercial Tax Liability Insurance, serving brokers across continental Europe.

Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International is also pleased to announce the continued expansion of its European team with the hiring of Madrid-based Rafael Giménez-Reyna. Rafa joins the international tax team after a private practice in which he spent over 10 years advising clients on Spanish and international tax matters.

Kerry Westwell, Head of Tax at Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks Europe, said: “The tax insurance product continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and it’s great to be able to add someone of Rafa’s experience to the team. Rafa will work on international tax risks, but as Spain is currently a very active tax assurance jurisdiction, it will be extremely beneficial to have someone on the ground in Madrid.”

Marta Batalla, added: “The practice of transactional risk has continued to experience significant growth over the past few years. We now have a team of 30 professionals, including 18 lawyers speaking nine languages, all backed by the strength of Ryan Specialty. technical knowledge, consistent underwriting approach and unwavering work ethic enable the team to review thousands of transactions each year, delivering superior service to our clients and business partners.”

For further information on the Madrid office or the expansion of the tax team, please contact:

• Marta Batalla, Director of the Spanish branch: marta.batalla@ryansg.com
• Kerry Westwell, tax manager: kerry.westwell@ryansg.com
• Rafael Gimenez, Tax Specialist, rafa.gimenezreyna@ryansg.com

About Ryan International Transactional Risk Specialty

Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International is a specialist general underwriter focused exclusively on providing transactional insurance solutions to the M&A community.

Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International’s operations are conducted through multiple legal entities, the choice of which depends on where the entities are licensed to operate. In the UK, Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International is a trading name of Ryan Specialty International Limited (former company name RSG Underwriting Managers Europe Limited) (Ryan Specialty International), authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 733324). Registered office: 30 St. Mary Axe, 13th Floor, London, EC3A 8BF, United Kingdom. Company number 07164987. In the EEA, Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks Europe is a trading name of Ryan Specialty Nordics AB, Spanish Branch, licensed by the Spanish Financial Services Authority. Organization No. 556741-6572. Headquarters: Calle Monte Esquinza 30, 28010 Madrid. FCA W002509. In the United States, the operations of Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International are conducted by RSG Transactional Risks US, a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers US). Ryan Specialty International, Ryan Specialty Nordics AB, Spanish Branch and Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers US are subsidiaries of Ryan Specialty, LLC. Ryan Specialty Transactional Risks International works directly with insurance brokers, agents and companies and as such does not solicit insurance from the public. Some products may only be available in certain jurisdictions, and some products may only be available in the United States from excess insurers. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC (License #0E50879). © 2022 Ryan Specialty, LLC

About the Ryan Specialty

Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty (NYSE: RYAN) is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers. We provide distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as wholesale broker and underwriter manager. Our mission is to provide innovative, industry-leading specialty insurance solutions to brokers, agents and insurers. ryansg.com

Mary I. Bruner