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IQ-EQ enters strategic alliance with Artex for insurance solutions

30 Jan 2024

IQ-EQ is pleased to announce a new commercial alliance with Artex, a leading global player in alternative risk solutions and captives, to provide clients with value-added risk advice, insight and intelligent insurance solutions.

At IQ-EQ, we’re seeing risk solutions becoming more important to clients due to hard markets, inflation and access to capacity. Alternative transfer solutions are experiencing significant growth, with companies looking for cost efficiency in risk management. To ensure we’re able to support our clients’ growing needs in this area, we’ve chosen to team up with Artex, a strong market brand with a large, experienced team and coverage in all major risk jurisdictions.

Artex is the third largest insurance manager in the world, with US$80 billion of assets under administration (AUA), 1000+ risk-bearing entities under management, and offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of AJ Gallagher & Co, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage firms.

Together with Artex, IQ-EQ is able to offer services spanning the full lifecycle of the captive structure, covering all permutations of captive arrangements. Artex also offers access to the largest independent network of cell companies, as well as a variety of risk pooling and risk management services.

Key services include:

  • Alternative risk management – cell captives, employee benefit captives, group captives, legacy solutions and run-off, risk management, single parent captives
  • Insurance-linked securities – advisory, insurance management, transformer solutions
  • Carrier outsourcing – outsourced insurance management, outsourced risk management, PEO solutions, run-off services

Commenting on the new alliance, Shaun Geils, IQ-EQ’s Global Head of Insurance, said:

“We’re thrilled to share the news of this exciting alliance between IQ-EQ and Artex, which allows us to support a broader client base and further differentiates us from the competition as we can offer a much more comprehensive solution in the insurance space. Through this strategic relationship, we’re adding real value for our clients and better meeting their needs, combining our well-honed service quality with the expert guidance and innovative end-to-end solutions of a specialist global provider, as more and more companies look to control costs and manage risk with non-traditional insurance instruments.”

Paul Eaton, CEO of Artex International, further commented:

“This collaboration brings together the expertise and resources of two industry leaders to provide comprehensive and innovative risk financing solutions and exceptional customer experiences. Our alliance with IQ-EQ will help to redefine how clients manage risk. Together, we can address their evolving risk financing needs with innovative thinking, agility and expertise.”

To find out more about IQ-EQ’s expanded insurance services offering in alliance with Artex, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Working with IQ-EQ has been seamless – you and your team understand our business, advise us appropriately, and handle your side of our collective partnership so that we can focus on making good investment decisions. Evan Gibson SVP, Merchants Capital

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