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Brian Collins Joins Strategic Risk Solutions in New Luxembourg Branch

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August 04, 2020

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has announced the opening of its Luxembourg captive management branch with Brian Collins joining the firm as managing director, Luxembourg, to lead captive management business in the domicile.

The new SRS Luxembourg branch will operate within the company's pan-European captive management structure under SRS Management Europe PCC Limited.

Mr. Collins joins SRS from Stadhold Insurances (Luxembourg), a subsidiary of Randstad, where he was captive manager of both the insurance and reinsurance companies. Prior to Stadhold, he was general manager of Colonnade Insurance S.A., the Luxembourg subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings.

Mr. Collins also spent more than 20 years at Marsh Management Services, starting his career in Dublin and continuing in Luxembourg for 17 years, where he managed not only local captive insurance companies, but also French, Dutch, and Bermudian captives.

"We are pleased to officially open the Luxembourg branch of SRS and to welcome Brian as our managing director," Brady Young, president and CEO of SRS, said in a statement. "We are building a strong presence in Europe and believe Luxembourg to be a leading captive domicile within the European Union both now and in the future. Brian brings a wealth of expertise in captive management and knowledge of the local captive market, and we are excited to have him on board."

"I have been impressed by the development of SRS as a leading independent captive manager in the North American market," Mr. Collins said in the statement. "Joining the firm at the early stages of their European expansion I feel gives me the right challenge at this stage of my career. With market, regulatory, and service provider changes, there are opportunities for greater use of captives and Luxembourg in particular is well positioned to benefit as a European captive domicile."

In an additional expansion in Europe, SRS announced the addition of Emily Cadby and Yashminn Yanez to the firm's European Consulting and Management practices.

Ms. Cadby joins SRS from Willis Towers Watson as an assistant consultant in the Dublin office. Prior to this role, Emily was insurance manager with Marsh Captive Solutions in Dublin.

Ms. Yanez will join the SRS Malta office in October as an account manager. She was previously a finance account manager at Marsh Captive Solutions in Dublin.

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