About AmWINS Group, Inc.

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) has been a leader in the wholesale insurance industry since its formation in 1998. The firm is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and has nearly 100 locations around the world. The firm has expertise across a diversified mix of property, casualty and group benefits products. AmWINS also offers value-added services to support some of these products, including product development, underwriting, premium and claims administration and actuarial services.
With more than 3,600 employees, AmWINS is an amalgamation of 35+ wholesale brokerage, underwriting and group benefit operations which have been acquired over the course of 12 years.  The firm currently receives more than 675,000 submissions a year from retail insurance agents across the United States. More than $11.1 billion in premium placements makes AmWINS the largest wholesale broker in the U.S. as ranked by Business Insurance magazine.  AmWINS has extensive relationships with more than 20,000 retail insurance brokerage firms and more than 800 insurance underwriting firms.
  • Ranked the largest P&C wholesale broker in the U.S. by premiums placed (Business Insurance, August 2015)
  • Ranked the largest wholesale broker (P&C and benefits) in the U.S. by premiums placed (Business Insurance, August 2015)
  • Ranked #14 on Best’s Review’s 2015 list of top global insurance brokers (ranked by prior year annual revenue)
  • Ranked #7 on the 2015 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 (largest privately held companies in NC based on revenue)
  • Charlotte Business Journal Fast 50 (2010, 2011, 2012)
    • #1 fastest growing company in Charlotte by dollar revenue growth (2011, 2012)
  • Ranked #11 on the 2012 North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 (Business North Carolina's ranking of the fastest growing middle-market companies in NC based on combination of workforce and three-year revenue growth)
  • 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner (Financial Services Category) – Steve DeCarlo, CEO


Our Divisions

Brokerage Division: AmWINS Brokerage is a wholesale insurance broker of property & casualty and financial services products, focusing on difficult to place commercial coverage in excess & surplus (E&S) and specialty admitted insurance markets. More than 330 brokers across 40+ offices specialize in various types of risks, business classes and lines of business. Click here to learn more about our P&C brokerage capabilities.
Underwriting Division: AmWINS Underwriting consists of eleven operating entities that specialize in underwriting niche property & casualty insurance programs. These entities are known as MGUs, or managing general underwriters, and they underwrite and bind insurance coverage on behalf of carriers that have given them the authority to do so. Click here to learn more about the companies that make up AmWINS Underwriting. Click here to learn more about our underwriting capabilities.
Access Division: AmWINS Access is our small business division solely dedicated to binding authority business. Through 20+ market agreements, our staff of 90 underwriters provide national access with regional expertise, targeting accounts that fall below typical brokerage minimum premiums. Click here to learn more about our small business capabilities.
Group Benefits Division: AmWINS Group Benefits is a wholesale broker and group insurance administrator providing benefit professionals with the power to solve complex issues for their clients.  The division services 843,000 member lives among 10,000 employer groups.  Click here to learn more about the companies that make up AmWINS Group Benefits.
International Division: Our International Division operates as full service insurance and reinsurance brokerage network in 30 offices across 17 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United States, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Click here to learn more about the companies that make up this division.