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TORONTO, ON, July 6, 2020 – The Hull Group, one of downtown Toronto’s top full-service insurance brokerages, is pleased to announce their partnership with Navacord Corp., Canada’s fourth largest commercial insurance brokerage and a leader in risk management services, effective July 1, 2020.

Established in 1954, The Hull Group has a long-standing reputation for providing superior service to high-net-worth corporate and personal clientele. They offer innovative solutions for property and casualty insurance, business life insurance, and group and employee benefits, with specialties in D&O, communications and technology. While the partnership delivers a succession strategy for the family-run brokerage, it also provides access to an infrastructure that is dedicated to attracting and developing the industry’s top talent and sector expertise through professional training, education and access to tools that drive personal and business growth.

“We were drawn to Navacord’s model in part because it supports the next phase of our growth and business continuity,” says Lindsay Panning, President of The Hull Group. “But Navacord will also add to our ability to attract top talent and build new market relationships so we can be confident that our legacy continues with the next generation of shareholders and risk advisors.”

“Hull’s strength in private client solutions, commercial and financial lines complement our existing specialties, while deepening our expertise in the communications and technology sectors,” says Shawn DeSantis, President and CEO, Navacord. “We’re excited about the synergies that exist and increasing our presence in downtown Toronto.”

The Hull Group will work closely with Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc. (JDIMI)—a Navacord broker partner—to build out a strong Toronto value proposition and strengthen Navacord’s distribution in the downtown core and across the GTA.

About The Hull Group

The Hull Group was established in 1954 as a full-service insurance brokerage providing property and casualty insurance, business life insurance, as well as group and employee benefits. Built on family values and hard work, The Hull Group has a long-standing reputation for providing superior service to both corporate and personal clientele and is known for their high level of expertise and creative solutions.

About Navacord

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Navacord is one of Canada’s top four commercial insurance brokerages and a leader in risk management services with more than $1 billion in premiums. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits and retirement consulting, Navacord leverages national strength and a wealth of resources with the local-touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Broker Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance solutions our clients need to face the future with confidence.

With a unique ownership model and value proposition, Navacord is the preferred partner for entrepreneurial insurance brokerages seeking to grow as a part of something bigger, while maintaining their distinct identity and culture.