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With over 25 years of experience underwriting professional liability coverage, Specialty Managers Group (SMG) has identified several segments of the architects & engineers marketplace that benefit from targeted underwriting.  As a tribunalized Lloyd’s Coverholder, SMG has partnered with ARK, a leading Lloyd’s syndicate, to offer unique solutions for those design firms facing challenges within traditional markets due to location, practice or project type.

The SMG Design program is distributed nationwide through independent insurance agencies and wholesalers.


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A tribunalized Lloyd’s Coverholder, Specialty Managers Group (SMG) brings an experienced management team conversant in all facets of insurance company management to negotiate the complex global insurance market.

Selecting from the world’s leading domestic and international insurance companies, SMG connects program managers with the carrier that properly matches their program’s needs and agency’s culture.  By removing the volatility so common in carrier-agency relations, SMG provides its clients the essential advantages required in the highly competitive specialty market. Equally distracting, backroom burdens prevent program managers from achieving their mission.  SMG provides a means to clear away the obstacles to success.

Partnering with SMG allows program managers to focus on their clients, innovate within their specialty and grow their program, while providing carriers with a proven track record of underwriting performance and the highest fiduciary standards.