Cunningham Lindsey names Laura de Sordi Managing Director of Latin America Operations

Cunningham Lindsey announces Laura de Sordi as the Managing Director of Latin America Operations.  In this position, Laura will be responsible for the overall field operations across Latin America and the Caribbean, and will focus on service delivery, new business acquisition and account management.

Laura’s appointment as Managing Director follows the recent opening of a new hub in Miami in response to the concentrated growth and relocation of insurance, reinsurance and broking firms to the city.  The Miami hub will complement our existing operations in Central and South America that have been serving the area for the last 25 years.  Laura will work closely with all of the teams in the region to provide a full range of services, including loss adjusting, forensic advisory services to quantify the financial impacts of losses, and investigative services associated with EFI Global, the forensic engineering, fire investigation and environmental consulting division of Cunningham Lindsey.

“I am excited to have Laura directing our operations in Latin America,” said David Repinski, President and Chief Client Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas.  “Miami is fast developing as a major insurance hub and having a physical presence here is critical to the needs of our clients.  Laura’s leadership and claims background will help accelerate our growth initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing our clients with easily accessible claims services for managing risk.”

Laura has more than 10 years of legal and claims operations management experience, including senior leadership with a large global insurer in the London market.  She is an attorney and holds a degree in Law, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Cunningham Lindsey creates Miami Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean

Cunningham Lindsey has announced the creation of a new hub, based in Miami, from which it plans to expand the support it can offer clients across Central and South America and the Caribbean. Led by Peter Ravey, a Major and Complex Loss Adjuster and Miami Hub Director for Latin America and Caribbean at Cunningham Lindsey, the hub will offer loss adjusting, audit & review and training services to insurers and reinsurers across all classes of casualty, property and special risks business in the region.

Peter Ravey, said: “Miami has become a significant hub for insurance and reinsurance business in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of its accessibility, and now provides a critical mass of insurance, reinsurance and broking firms, ranking alongside Bermuda, the Dubai or Singapore markets. It is no surprise therefore that a number of international re/insurers and local insurers have set up operations and strengthened their offering here in Miami in the past 12 months.

“Given its proximity to the growth markets of Central and South America, where premiums have increased significantly over the last decade, and are set to rise yet further, having a depth of resource based here in Miami means that we are better able to both support our clients’ growth and their product line diversification.

“Having worked alongside companies across the region since 1984, we are able to offer a rare combination of both a strong regional knowledge and the ability to deliver global expertise from elsewhere in the group. We will provide both a high quality claims management, as well as creating the platform to meet new needs with additional services such as forensic accounting, environmental support and third party administration.”

The Miami-hub will focus on property business (including business interruption, power generation, machinery breakdown, onshore energy and mining) as well as casualty business including general third party liability, hotel and resorts’ liability, products, product contamination and related product recall, pollution and employers’ liability.

About Cunningham Lindsey

Cunningham Lindsey is the global market leader in claims handling, domestic and commercial loss adjusting, catastrophe or major loss claims handling and claim management assistance. The firm’s operating platform includes 6,000 employees operating across 60 countries.