NEWS

April 21, 2021
ASQ Underwriting Welcomes Two Experienced Underwriters

Additions add to tenured ASQ staff

 

NEW YORK, NY — ASQ Underwriting (“ASQ”), a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has expanded its bespoke transactional risk insurance team with the addition of Philip Henry and Sean Hinton. They also expand ASQ’s geographical reach with added West Coast capabilities.

“We are really excited to add Philip and Sean to the ASQ underwriting team. They both bring significant experience as corporate attorneys and transactional risk underwriters, and will fit well with our strong underwriting team,” said Jeff Anderson, ASQ Co-Founder.

“These two hires show ASQ’s dedication to this growing insurance space, plus we expand to the West Coast where we see increased adoption of the reps and warranties insurance product,” explains Wayne Datz, ASQ Co-Founder.

Henry joins ASQ after underwriting for a global specialty insurance company for several years. Prior to that, Henry practiced law at two international law firms. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford and a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan. Henry is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He will be based in ASQ’s San Francisco office.

Hinton joins ASQ after underwriting for another global specialty insurance company. Prior to that, Hinton practiced law at an international law firm. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Penn, a Certificate of Management from The Wharton School, and a Juris Doctor degree from Penn. He will be based in ASQ’s Atlanta office.

ASQ is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Atlanta and now San Francisco.

 


 

November 13, 2020
Wayne Datz, ASQ’s Director, Transactional Risk Underwriting has been named a Power Player by Financier Worldwide. The 20 year legal and insurance expert was recognized as an Exceptional Expert, placing him among the top names in finance across the globe. Read about Wayne’s deep expertise and unique approach to service here.

 


 

August 12, 2020
ASQ Underwriting Expands its Transactional Risk Insurance Practice into Canada

Customized coverage now available for Canadian insureds in partnership with Travelers

 

NEW YORK, NY — ASQ Underwriting, a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has expanded its bespoke transactional risk insurance coverage to brokers and insureds in Ontario, Canada - combining focused customer service and a hands-on approach to claims.

ASQ will underwrite three core transactional insurance products in Ontario: representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and contingent risk insurance. These products will be underwritten on behalf of The Travelers Companies, Inc., and have an initial gross capacity of CAD$50 million per transaction. Currently ASQ is licensed to underwrite insureds in Ontario with plans to expand its underwriting to other provinces soon. ASQ and Travelers will continue to manage the claims process in close coordination.

ASQ has a growing team of veteran insurance professionals who are skilled and experienced underwriters with diverse backgrounds in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), law, and insurance. ASQ launched in 2018 and is led by Co-Founders Jeff Anderson and Wayne Datz. Ryan Anderson and Andrew Belisle, two experienced transactional risk underwriters and M&A attorneys, round out the ASQ founding leadership. Earlier this year, Jared Lavinthal, who has significant M&A experience with KPMG, was hired to underwrite tax insurance.

“In 2018, ASQ successfully launched with a focus on the United States transactional insurance marketplace. Expanding into Canada is a natural extension of our practice and shows our continued commitment to this growing insurance sector,” said Jeff Anderson.

“Our goal is to provide best-in-class customer service and customized risk transfer solutions that help organizations manage their capital effectively and efficiently. We’ve been successful to date in the U.S. and will strive for the same accurate and prompt service for Canadian brokers and insureds,” explained Datz.

“Especially during these challenging economic times, we view the support from Travelers as a significant competitive advantage in terms of financial strength and stability, brand recognition, and claims handling skill and reputation,” added Ryan Anderson.

“The transactional insurance space continues to grow in Canada, and we are excited to be a part of that increased product adoption,” explained Belisle.

 


 

October 1, 2019
ASQ’s Jeffrey Anderson, Wayne Datz, Andrew Belisle, and Ryan Anderson sit down with Financier Worldwide to share their insights to the increasing appetite for transactional risk insurance in today’s fast-paced M&A climate. Read Article

 


 

January 14, 2019
​ASQ Underwriting Launches to Provide Transactional Risk Insurance 
Team of veteran M&A insurance professionals brings deep transactional risk expertise and strong carrier backing

 

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — ASQ Underwriting, a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has launched a program to provide bespoke transactional risk insurance to broker trading partners across North America, combining focused customer service and strong carrier backing.

ASQ is led by a team of veteran insurance professionals and will underwrite three core transactional insurance products: representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and contingent risk insurance.

ASQ is led by Directors and Co-Founders Jeff Anderson and Wayne Datz, who are skilled and experienced underwriters with diverse backgrounds in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), law, and insurance. Most recently, both held leadership positions within the M&A insurance group for a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company.

According to Anderson and Datz, ASQ’s depth of expertise and strong carrier backing will provide organizations on both the buy and sell side of the transaction with greater deal certainty.

“We are dedicated to providing best-in-class customer service and customized risk transfer solutions that help organizations manage their capital effectively and efficiently, providing a powerful tool in the complex M&A process,” explains Datz.

“As experienced M&A attorneys, our underwriters have a keen understanding of the types of mistakes that can derail a transaction as well as the need for thorough and efficient underwriting. We pride ourselves on our underwriting execution to enable our clients to finalize their transactions successfully,” explains Anderson.

ASQ is part of Alliant Underwriting Solutions, a program administrator with a growing portfolio of underwriting platforms generating more than $1 billion in annual gross written premium.

“The launch of the ASQ M&A solution exemplifies, day one, ‘relevance amplified’ to our broker partners,” said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “It’s an incredible combination of talent, experience, and capacity.”

ASQ is headquartered in New York, with offices in New York and Atlanta. Ryan Anderson and Andrew Belisle, two experienced transactional risk underwriters, are also key team members.