Built on a Foundation for Success
Delivering significant value to our clients and partners.
High-end, bespoke solutions
Tailored portfolio aggregation programs
Vanbridge was conceived out of the desire to better serve the alternative asset management community by bridging the traditional insurance industry and capital markets and allowing them to tap into the best aspects of both.
Launched in 2014, Vanbridge was established from the combination of Sharebridge Private Equity, a specialty insurance intermediary serving private equity and hedge fund clients, and Vanbridge LLC, an advisory boutique focused on the convergence of the insurance industry and capital markets. This merger brought together an interdisciplinary team of experts in the delivery of forward-thinking advice and insurance solutions to our shared client base of alternative asset managers. Our goal was to build a boutique firm that provided all the services related to insurance, reinsurance and the capital markets in a single organization. We succeeded.
Today, Vanbridge focuses on alternative asset management, corporate and individual high net worth clients to solve risk related issues utilizing insurance and alternative capital. Our unique structuring and plan design techniques support various client objectives including cost reductions and enhancements to investment strategies that strengthen long-term financial performance.
A Different Kind of Firm
Our interdisciplinary team of insurance industry professionals, combines the best in property & casualty, executive benefits, life and annuity, capital markets, M&A advisory and legal expertise to develop, structure and implement a wide range of solutions.
Our unique culture of creativity and in-depth expertise across business segments has fostered a seamless collaboration in the development of new products and solutions for our marketplace.
As a professional services firm, our organizational model maintains clients’ priorities. Our clients come first.
We are unbiased and solely focused on providing our clients with an effective and efficient solution, even when our services may not be the most viable option.
Why it Matters…
We are focused.
Focused on answers to questions that have not been considered and trusted as the one resource the market has struggled to find – an independent, objective and creative insurance firm that spans the intermediary space.
Focused on your risks and how insurance can provide – protection, growth and enhancement.
Focused on our clients, their priorities and how best to serve them and most importantly, we are focused on you.
- Executive Risk Management Solutions
- EBITDA Enhancement through Aggregation Programs
- Risk Aggregation Strategies
- Corporate Owned Life Insurance, ICOLI and BOLI
- Life, Advanced Planning & Executive Benefits
- Business, Continuation & Succession Planning
- Improving Regulatory Capital Efficiency
- Private Placement Insurance and Annuities
- Development of New Products
- Structuring Transactions
- Credit Enhancement Tools
- Balance Sheet Enhancement
- Due Diligence Support
Vanbridge continues to grow by leveraging strategic acquisitions to bring the best expertise to the alternative asset management community. We continuously strive to identify new areas in which we can further assist our clients in achieving their business objectives. New trends and opportunities for growth are at the forefront of our vision and we will continue to expand our reach, broaden our scope of solutions and add new professional services to meet them.
In 2015, Vanbridge acquired Universal Insurance Services LLC, considered one of the most innovative life insurance and financial advisory distribution firms in the country. The decision to acquire Universal represented a shared vision of Vanbridge’s goal to build a boutique firm that caters to the alternative asset management industry. Having this combined brokerage firm under one roof gives us the distinct advantage of offering our clients a broad and diverse platform of insurance solutions and programs, creating a “best-of-the-best” client experience.
By leveraging the intellectual capital, technical capabilities and client relationships of both firms, we are the one resource the market has struggled to find – an independent, objective and creative insurance firm that spans the intermediary space.