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Manchester Specialty Programs, Inc.
About Our Group
Avoca Insurance Holdings – parent company; Bermuda-based holding company owned by the Carvill family. The company was formed in January 2009 to create and manage Specialty Lines underwriting companies in the U.S. Current group companies include the following.
Manchester Specialty Programs – national property/casualty programs platform led by William Thompson, CIC, a leader in program administration and former Principal of Smith, Bell & Thompson, Inc., with over 25 years of focused experience in the allied health care sector. www.manchesterspecialty.com
Avondale Insurance Associates – property excess and surplus Lines underwriting management company; CEO is Peter Coghlan, former President of First State and Aspen Specialty, with over 35 years of experience in the US excess and surplus lines wholesale marketplace. www.avondaleins.com
DirectFac – operating in the U.S. and Canada, directFac is an exclusive, direct facultative underwriting manager for a number of the world’s leading reinsurers. The company is led by Art Bilek, who has held production and management roles in both the underwriting and broking of facultative reinsurance for over 30 years, most recently at THB intermediaries. www.directfac.com
Avoca Elite Sports – joint venture between Avoca Insurance Holdings and Hiscox; providing human capital asset risk management for leading European football clubs, helping them to model their financial risks and manage their asset and cash flow exposures. www.avocaelitesports.com
Contact us, or have your own local insurance broker call us.
To find out more about our specialty insurance programs, please give us a call at 855-972-9399 or simply complete and submit the form on this page. We work exclusively with local and national independent insurance brokers. If you already have a broker, we would be happy to speak with them. (A key advantage to our program is that you can work with us through your own local insurance representative.) If a broker or agent doesn’t currently represent you, we’ll put you in touch with an insurance representative in your area.