Artex

Through the Years

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  • Artex is launched

    November 1997

    Milestone

    Artex (Alternative Risk Transfer Exchange) is established in Bermuda with Innovative Risk Services as its U.S. sales and marketing arm.

  • Jennifer Gallagher

    October 2000

    Award

    Jennifer Gallagher listed as one of Business Insurance's 100 Leading Women. 

  • Cayman expansion

    2006

    M&A

    Fair Winds Captive Management (Cayman) Ltd. is acquired, establishing our Cayman office.

  • Workers' compensation solution expansion

    October 2008

    M&A

    Artex acquires Cedar Hill Insurance Agency, expanding our solutions to include workers' comp programs for professional employer organizations (PEOs) and temporary service industries throughout the US.…

  • Vermont expansion

    2009

    M&A

    Artex acquires Champlain Captive Management in Vermont, increasing our existing presence in the state.

  • Enterprise risk captive solution established

    December 2010

    M&A

    Artex acquires Tribeca. This acquisition expands our solutions to include an enterprise risk captive practice and further development of single-parent captives.

  • Awards from Zurich

    December 2013

    Award

    Artex receives three Spirit of Excellence Awards from Zurich Insurance Group, with recognition of our Non-Profit, Middle Market PEO and StaffGuard workers compensation programs.

  • US captive experience deepens

    March 2014

    M&A

    Artex acquires Red Hook Services, deepening our experience in the captive marketplace.

  • Artex expands into Europe

    April 2014

    M&A

    Artex acquires Heritage Insurance Management, creating an international platform for growth and establishing Artex as one of the largest captive providers in the world.

  • David McManus: Power 50

    December 2014

    Accolade

    David McManus named to Captive Review's 2014 Power 50 list.

  • US Captive Service Award

    August 2015

    Award

    Artex receives the 2015 US Captive Service Award in Customer Care in Group Captive Management.

  • David McManus: Power 50

    January 2016

    Accolade

    David McManus named to Captive Review's 2015 Power 50 list.

  • Global expansion and new solution offering

    March 2016

    M&A

    Artex acquires Kane's insurance management operations, strengthening our global presence. This deal brings scale to our Bermuda and Cayman operations, as well as new ILS capability to our solutions.

  • ILS capability fortified

    March 2016

    M&A

    Artex acquires Hexagon Insurance PCC Limited, fortifying our ILS solution offering.

  • European expansion

    May 2016

    M&A

    Artex acquires Quest Holdings (Gibraltar) Ltd., expanding foothold in European insurance market and expertise in the UK motor arena.

  • New brand platform launched

    July 2016

    Milestone

    Artex launches new logo and brand platform, reinforcing the fact that Artex is the fastest-growing and most diverse insurance manager in the industry.

  • US Captive Service Award

    August 2016

    Award

    Artex named Captive Manager of the Year at 2016 US Captive Service Awards.

  • David McManus & Nick Heys Power 50

    January 2017

    Accolade

    David McManus and Nick Heys named to Captive Review's 2016 Power 50 list.

  • Trading Risk Award

    April 2017

    Award

    Artex receives Market Facilitator of the Year Award at Trading Risk Awards 2017.

  • US Captive Service Award

    August 2017

    Award

    Artex receives Group Captive Manager of the Year at US Captive Review Awards 2017.

  • UK & European Captive Service Award

    October 2017

    Accolade

    Nick Heys wins Outstanding Contribution by an Individual at UK & European Captive Services 2017 awards.

  • Cayman expansion

    October 2017

    M&A

    Artex acquires Chandler Insurance Management, expanding our platform in the Cayman Islands.

  • Strategic Alliance with Alize

    November 2017

    Milestone

    Alize, an actuarial and underwriting reinsurance services company, is launched in Bermuda and has a strategic alignment with Artex, with a structured facility to provide A rated capacity.

  • David McManus & Nick Heys Power 50

    January 2018

    Accolade

    David McManus has made the 2017 Power 50 List for the fourth time, along with Nick Heys getting his second consecutive listing.

  • Office Launched in Singapore

    January 2018

    Milestone

    Artex Risk Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd. is our first office in the Asia Pacific region and will oversee the growth and development of Artex’s captive and risk solutions strategy.

  • Artex becomes an ICCIE trained organization

    March 2018

    Accolade

    Artex Risk Solutions becomes an ICCIE trained organization.

  • Trading Risk Award

    June 2018

    Award

    Artex receives the Trading Risk Award for Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year.

  • US Captive Review Award

    August 2018

    Award

    Artex receives the US Captive Review Award 2018 for Captive Management - Group Captive

  • David McManus & Nick Heys Power 50

    February 2019

    Accolade

    David McManus has made the 2018 Power 50 List for the fifth time, along with Nick Heys who received his third consecutive listing.

  • Peter Mullen/David McManus

    April 2019

    Milestone

    Peter Mullen returned to Artex to become Chief Executive Officer and David McManus stepped into the newly created role of Chairman.

  • ILS expansion

    November 2019

    M&A

    Artex acquires Horseshoe Insurance Services Holdings Ltd., significantly strengthening ILS operations 

  • Single-Parent Captive Expansion

    November 2019

    M&A

    Artex acquires EWI Re, Inc., creating additional synergy around the development of comprehensive risk management solutions for large, individual risk clients.

  • Kevin Poole

    December 2019

    Award

    Kevin has been recognized as the winner of the Individual Captive Manager of the Year in the inaugural Cayman Captive Awards, sponsored by Captive International. 

  • Cayman Captive Awards

    December 2019

    Award

    Artex has been named in the Captive Management Firm category as highly recommended. 

  • Peter Child and Steve McElhiney Power 50

    February 2020

    Accolade

    Peter Child and Steve McElhiney have both made the Captive Review 2019 Power 50 list, recognizing their work within the industry.

  • Trading Risk Award

    September 2020

    Award

    Horseshoe received the Reinsurance Facilitator of the Year Award at Trading Risk Awards 2020.

  • Hedgeweek 2020 US Award

    October 2020

    Award

    Horseshoe received Best Offshore Administrator, for the third consecutive year.

  • Peter Mullen & Bermuda's Risk Transfer Hall of Fame

    October 2020

    Accolade

    Peter Mullen has been recognized by Bermuda Re + ILS, as a Hall of Fame recipient celebrating the work he has done to help create Bermuda as a global risk transfer hub.

  • Kevin Poole

    December 2020

    Award

    Kevin has been highly commended within the individual awards for captive management provider at the Cayman Captive Awards.

  • Cayman Captive Award

    December 2020

    Award

    Artex has been named in the Captive Management Firm category as highly commended.

  • Kathleen Faries and Andre Perez

    April 2021

    Milestone

    Kathleen Faries has become the new Chief Executive Officer for Horseshoe and Andre Perez has stepped into the newly created role of Chairman.

  • Jennifer Gallagher and Steve McElhiney Power 50

    May 2021

    Accolade

    Jennifer Gallagher has been named to Captive Review's Power 50 list, while Steve McElhiney has been named to the Captive Review Hall of Fame. This recognition comes from their peers in support of the …

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