RiskPoint is one of the oldest Insurance Underwriting Agents in Scandinavia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2019, RiskPoint established a branch office in Spain to once more supplement the product offering within the Mergers and Acquisitions field.