SOURCE: IFG Companies

IFG Companies

November 21, 2013 14:30 ET

IFG's Wholesale Insurance Group Announces New General Counsel, Malcolm Landau

HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) -  International Financial Group ("IFG") has announced that Malcolm Landau has joined its Wholesale Insurance Group, IFGW(SM), as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In that capacity, he is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, responsible for the IFGW(SM) legal and compliance functions, and will serve as Corporate Secretary and oversee the work of outside counsel.

Malcolm was previously a partner of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he held leadership roles working with clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, debt and equity capital market transactions, corporate governance and reporting, and other areas. In his 12 years as a partner, Malcolm worked with numerous high profile clients including Citigroup, Estee Lauder, GE Capital, General Dynamics, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Leucadia (and its joint ventures with Berkshire Hathaway), L'Oreal, Macquarie, NBC Universal, Prudential, Reuters, Starwood Hotels, Trump Entertainment, and Willis.

"We are delighted to welcome such a seasoned legal professional to our management team," said Bob Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies. "Malcolm brings a broad range of legal skills and experiences that will serve us well as we pursue expansion and evaluate new business opportunities and the possible acquisition of new businesses."

Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queens College and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. Malcolm has written and published articles on the subjects of Raising Capital, Roles of Directors, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

About IFGW

Founded in 1985, International Financial Group's IFGW(SM) is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFGW(SM) provides property-casualty insurance on both an Excess and Surplus Lines (non-admitted) basis and an Admitted basis exclusively through Wholesale Producers.

Coverages are underwritten by IFGW's affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold an A (Excellent) IX rating from A. M. Best Company.

IFGW(SM) currently has four principal business units: Brokerage, Binding Authority, Submit and Property:

  • Brokerage: underwrites general liability insurance for businesses of all sizes on a transactional basis including for distributors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, habitational, vacant buildings, retail and service-related industries.
  • Binding Authority: offers coverage for an extensive, yet focused list of classes of business written exclusively through contracted producers.
  • Submit: underwrites referral business on a transactional basis primarily from IFGW(SM)'s Binding Authority unit and from individually submitted accounts for general liability, property, inland marine and package products coverages for small to medium-sized businesses (e.g., artisan contractors, distributors, importers, wholesalers, manufacturers, office / habitational risks and retail/service industries).
  • Property: underwrites property insurance for small to large businesses such as the amusement, recreational, education, financial, government sectors, habitational, health, office/professional, mercantile/retail, trade/ services and vacant buildings.


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