Member Story: How Accelerant’s Speed and Partnership Helped Rokstone Scale in a Niche Specialty 

Rokstone is a London-based MGA that writes business globally. It first began as a retail agency in London in the 90s and has now been doing underwriting for about 15 years, expanding to the U.S. in 2018. Eric Conklin oversees Rokstone Agriculture, which kicked off in July 2021 as their second U.S.-based team and joined … Read more

The Value of Actual Versus Technical Pricing

When monitoring the price adequacy of a portfolio over time we tend to focus on renewal rate change; how much more or less we charge for accounts staying on the books. It makes sense and is readily calculable. We adjust for any underlying changes in exposure, coverage, limits, or deductibles at the policy level and … Read more

Tech & Product Q&A: Matt Chmiel, User Experience and Product Design Leader

From his homebase in Ottawa, Canada, Matt Chmiel leads UX and product design for Accelerant, where he is responsible for helping build and deliver its digital platform and community for employees and Members. Prior to Accelerant, Matt spent a decade as a software engineer for IBM and Cognos and another decade directing application technology and … Read more

Ask the Expert: Alexander Carr, Director of Product Management

Alexander Carr is a Director of Product Management at Accelerant. Coming from an interdisciplinary background in tech and finance, as well as an entrepreneurial trajectory, Alex has witnessed firsthand the antiquated software of insurance, and he’s spent years designing new systems to modernize underwriting. We asked Alex to share more on how Product Management streamlines … Read more

Ask the Expert: Roy Boukens, Head of Risk

Roy Boukens is the Group Chief Risk Officer at Accelerant Insurance and a member of the Management Committee and Board of Directors of Accelerant Insurance Europe SA/NV, based in Brussels. He is a Risk Management professional with 15+ years of experience in Insurance, both in Belgium and abroad. Prior to Accelerant, Roy spent a decade … Read more

Employee Perspectives: Ryan Welch

At Accelerant, we’re motivated by our mission to rebuild insurance so that it’s fair, transparent, and efficient. We’re often asked what it’s like to work at a global company with an audacious vision, so we thought we’d give a peek behind the scenes through our Employee Perspectives… series. After all, people are at the heart … Read more

Employee Perspectives – Amanda Donnelley

At Accelerant, we’re motivated by our mission to rebuild insurance so that it’s fair, transparent, and efficient. We’re often asked what it’s like to work at a global company with an audacious vision, so we thought we’d give a peek behind the scenes through our Employee Perspectives… series. After all, people are at the heart … Read more

Ask the Expert: Steve Strauss, Accelerant’s U.S. Chief Underwriting Officer

Steve Strauss brings nearly three decades of (re)insurance experience as Accelerant’s Chief Underwriting Officer for the U.S. region. Over the course of his career, Steve was Vice President of CNA Reinsurance, Vice President of Business Development at Berkley Program Specialists, Senior Vice President and Deputy Team Leader of U.S. Casualty at SCOR, and Chief Underwriting … Read more

Ask the Expert: Nick Brown, Accelerant’s Chief Underwriting Officer

Nick Brown, Accelerant’s Chief Underwriting Officer for the UK region, has the expertise of over 15 years of combined experience in both insurance and reinsurance. He began his career at RSA, where he was an underwriter in their UK Commercial Property Portfolio and latterly led the UK & Europe Commercial Construction, Engineering and Renewable Energy … Read more