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Southwest Reinsure, Inc. Announces Acquisition by iA Financial Group of Canada

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Southwest Reinsure, Inc. (SouthwestRe) announced today that it will be acquired by iA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.) of Quebec City, Canada. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. iA Financial Group (iA) is purchasing SouthwestRe in order to expand its footprint in the United States. Founded in ... Read More »

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Three Reasons to Register for Agent Summit Today

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the upcoming Agent Summit have posted three videos explaining the value proposition of the industry’s only event designed by and for agents and agent principals, which will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas. The videos feature Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) ... Read More »

Jim Smith to Headline 2016 Reinsurance Symposium

Jim Smith to Headline 2016 Reinsurance Symposium

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that SouthwestRe’s Jim Smith will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The pre-show event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. “Jim Smith is among the reinsurance industry’s most prominent and knowledgeable figures,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent ... Read More »

President Once Again Takes Aim at Reinsurers

By: Gregory Arroyo For the sixth time, President Barack Obama is taking aim at reinsurers, including in his fiscal-year 2016 budget language that would end some of the tax benefits they enjoy. Market insiders, however, believe the administration’s latest attempt to tax foreign reinsurers will once again receive little support from members of Congress. In ... Read More »

SouthwestRe Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – SouthwestRe, a leading Third Party Administrator based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is pleased to announce that 2015 marks its 30th year in business. Plans are currently being made to recognize this important anniversary with events throughout the year, beginning with a kick-off celebration during the NADA convention in San Francisco later this ... Read More »

An Interview with Jim Smith

A Brief History of Reinsurance

An Interview With Jim Smith

Agent Entrepreneur Publisher, Adam Kimber, sat down with Jim Smith, CEO of SouthwestRe, to discuss the re-insurance industry. Hear from a true industry veteran on what re-insurance is, the thought behind it and why it’s valuable to agents.