Company history

RiskPoint is one of the oldest Insurance Underwriting Agents in Scandinavia. Below you can read the major highs of RiskPoints history.

RiskPoint is one of the oldest Insurance Underwriting Agents in Scandinavia.
Below you can read the major highs of RiskPoints history.

1917
1970s
1980s
1990s
2003 to 2006
2007
2008
2010
2013
2016
2018
2019

1917

In Copenhagen in 1917, Mr. Th. W. Hansen and Mr. Carl Klein Sr. founded Hansen & Klein with a primary focus of writing facultative reinsurance. During the 1920s, Hansen & Klein’s underwriting authority included some of the world most significant insurance markets; insurance companies from Scandinavia, Continental Europe, England as well as USA.

1970s

In the 1970s, the list of insurance markerts expanded. Hansen & Klein’s underwriting authority now included three of Japan’s largest insurance agencies, namely Tokio Marine, Taisho Marine, and Sumitomo Marine.

1980s

Under the management of the founder’s son, Carl Klein Jr., Hansen & Klein became a privately held company in 1983 under the name of Hansen & Klein Management Ltd. A/S. Five years later, in 1988, the company appointed a new CEO, Mr. Viggo Hauerberg. Within his employment as CEO he retained the majority shareholding of Hansen & Klein Management Ltd. A/S.

1990s

From 1996 to 1998, Hansen & Klein A/S became a branch office of the American insurance company, CNA Insurance. Once again, Hansen & Klein A/S was in private hands.

2003 to 2006

In 2003, following a MBO effective from January 1st, Hansen & Klein A/S acted as underwriting agency for CNA, but only until 2006 where all activities of Hansen & Klein A/S were sold to CNA. Hansen & Klein A/S continued under the ownership of Mr. Viggo Hauerberg and Mr. Flemming Segerlund primarily as general agents for a number of Japanese Insurance Companies.

2007

In 2007, an external management team took majority stake in Hansen Klein. The team consisted of Kenneth Nielsen, Jens Andreasen, and Ulrik Evers. They had a new vision for Hansen & Klein and implemented a new strategy and business plan. They created RiskPoint A/S – a Multi-Carrier, Multi-Line, and Multi-Territory Underwriting Agency. By the end of 2007, RiskPoint opened an office in Stockholm making RiskPoint international.

 

2008

In 2008, RiskPoint Finland was established. During the year, RiskPoint continued to expand its product range and the number of binding authorities with insurance companies. RiskPoint was by 2008 appointed as Lloyd’s Coverholder.

2010

In 2010, RiskPoint Norway was established and at this time RiskPoint had binding authorities with more than 7 different carriers. The binders covered insurance products within Financial Lines, First Party, and Liability.

2013

In 2013, RiskPoint created safeAway A/S – an online service providing insurance solutions for travellers. Hence expanded RiskPoint’s product offering to private clients within the area of accident and travel.

2016

In 2016, RiskPoint acquired a specialist off-shore agency in Norway (Scandins) to supplement our off-shore offering. RiskPoint also established a branch office in Germany to focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Lines, including Cyber, Renewable Energy, and First Party products.

2018

In 2018, RiskPoint established branch offices in Switzerland, Netherlands, and UK. The purposes of these branches was to supplement the global offering within the Mergers & Acquisitions field. In 2018, RiskPoint also acquired the company Caplloyd to supplement the construction offering within latent defects.

2019

In 2019, RiskPoint established a branch office in Spain to once more supplement the product offering within the Mergers and Acquisitions field.

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