WNC Insurance Services, a leading property, and casualty underwriting agency, announced that it has rebranded to Tokio Marine Highland.
The evolution reflects the company’s strategic growth in the marketplace and significant investment in talent, infrastructure, and technology that has fueled its digital transformation since being wholly acquired in 2018 by Tokio Marine Kiln, one of the largest carriers in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market and rated A+ by Standard & Poor’s.
Founded in 1962, WNC Insurance Services is a provider of a private flood, construction, fine art, specialty property, real estate investment, and lender-placed insurance. The Chicago-based company also has offices in Naperville, Ill., Dallas, Miami, and Irvine, and Pasadena, Calif.
The rebrand as Tokio Marine Highland will allow it to enter new product classes, introduce its brand to new audiences and create a seamless customer experience, the company said.
WNC Insurance Services has built a reputation for sustained underwriting profitability, placing more than $2.5 billion into the Lloyd’s of London insurance market with a top-quartile return. Now, Tokio Marine Highland combines that long history of underwriting excellence with the global strength of the Tokio Marine brand.
“Throughout our nearly 60-year history, we have been known for our expert product design and ability to identify market opportunities, all of which is customer-driven and customer-led,” said Pat Blandford, Chief Executive Officer. “Ultimately, this has produced excellent underwriting results.”
“Tokio Marine Highland is the marriage of a fast-moving, entrepreneurial firm with a forward-thinking and well-capitalized corporate parent in Tokio Marine Kiln, which has been our lead market for the past 40 years,” Blandford added.
“This relationship allows us to future-proof our business and take a long-term perspective. We have a tremendous ability to tap into resources, not only globally, but also in the US, and we’re investing in our business today by thinking about how we want to look in 10 years. That’s very exciting for me, and it positions Tokio Marine Highland for future success.”