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Welcome to Holborn! Since 1920, Holborn has taken a fiercely independent approach to treaty reinsurance, helping clients across the nation manage unpredictable, large loss events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, fires, hailstorms, and winter freeze, as well as…
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A consistent thread runs through all the services Holborn offers – client advocacy. We are committed to understanding our clients’ needs, corporate culture, risk tolerance and overall business approach. Rather than presenting a menu of predetermined tools, we deliver a select choice of proprietary…
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Our Approach

Holborn’s approach to both internal staff development and client cultivation are strikingly similar. We take the long view. Privately held and employee owned, we hire selectively, train thoroughly and nurture our staff throughout their careers. Serving clients nationwide…
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Recent News

Tropical Depression #8 Continues Between Bermuda & the US Coast: 8/29/2016

The center of Tropical Depression #8 is currently located about 208 miles Southeast of Morehead City, NC, and is moving...

Tropical Depression #9 Likely to Become A Tropical Storm by Tonight 8/29/16

The center of Tropical Depression #9 is currently located about 180 miles to the West/Southwest of Key West, FL.  Maximum...

Holborn ViewPoint | Hurricane Predictions

As much of the country plans summer vacations, NOAA is actively studying weather patterns to predict the severity of the...

Holborn’s Gould-Rabin named Influential Woman

Intelligent Insurer named Holborn’s own Stephanie Gould Rabin as an Influential Woman in the summer 2016 issue. Ms. Gould Rabin...

Insurance Council of Texas Symposium: Highlights & Insights

Following the Annual 2016 Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Symposium in Austin, Holborn offers a recap of the topics discussed....

Mid-Year 2016 Placement Summary

Across common renewal dates, Holborn tracks metrics relative to price change, market capacity and buying patterns. Holborn continues to see improvement...

137th Annual OAMIC Conference: New Format, Old Friends

Fresh off the heels of the OAMIC conference, Holborn offers a recap of the informative topics discussed. For the first...

Intelligent Insurer Honors Holborn Rising Stars

Holborn’s own Matt Olsen and Tim Releford are featured in Intelligent Insurers’ 2016 Rising Stars edition. As recognized leaders within...

NYIA Annual Conference: Trust, Ping-pong and The Joy of Regulation

On the heels of a new joint-venture in the reinsurance marketplace, Holborn and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company were proud co-sponsors...

AIR Webinar Summary: 2016 Hurricane Season Preview

The Holborn team attended AIR’s 2016 Hurricane Season Preview webinar on June 9th. The following is a summary of the topics...

United Fire Group Rings Opening Nasdaq Bell

Holborn congratulates United Fire Group on ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq on Monday, April 25th. The ceremony marked UFG’s...

4/13/16: Large Damaging Hail in Northern San Antonio, TX Metro Area

4/12/16, 10:52 pm EST: A large, damaging hail event is occurring at this time in the Northern portions of the San...

4/11/16: Large Damaging Hail in northern DFW Metroplex Region

8:09 PM EST: A large, damaging hail event has occurred within the last hour in the Northern portions of the Dallas...

Holborn Honors Tom Lehrke

As Holborn closed its 2015 Fiscal Year, another important chapter closed as well. After 43 years in the industry, and...

BCAR…Be Calm: Conference Highlights from A.M. Best Review & Preview 2016

This year’s highly anticipated A.M. Best Review & Preview conference came on the heels of the biggest change to Best’s...

Summary Information for Severe Weather Events of 2/23/16

Here are some final statistics and other data for the major weather events that impacted the deep south yesterday… Downloadable...

Severe Weather Threat Shifts to Eastern Seaboard 2/24

  Severe thunderstorm activity with the primary risk of wind damage and scattered tornadoes will shift Eastward today, potentially impacting...

CATASTROPHE ALERT – Pensacola, FL Zip Code 32514

A violent tornado has struck the Pensacola, FL area sometime between 10:30 and 11:30 pm on 2/23/16.  There are widespread...

Significant Severe Weather Episode Likely Later Today/Tonight (2/23) in the Deep South/Lower MS Valley Region

We continue to forecast a significant severe weather episode, mainly later today and into tonight, across portions of the lower...

Significant Severe Weather Episode Likely Tomorrow in the Deep South/Lower MS Valley Region

A significant severe weather episode is expected tomorrow across portions of the lower Mississippi River Valley and Deep South region. ...

Storm Summary for Midwest Snow Event of 2/2/2016

Summary: The above image shows estimated snowfall since yesterday (based on satellite, radar and ground observations) from the winter storm...

Storm Summary for Deep South Event of 2/2/2016

Here are some final statistics and other data for the major weather events that impacted the deep south yesterday… Downloadable...

UPDATE 2/2: Severe Weather Likely MS Valley/TN Valley/Deep South Later Today and Into Tonight

Summary: Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes (some of which could be strong) are likely across portions...

UPDATE 2/2: Major Winter Storm Getting Underway Across the Midwest

Changes made with this update: Made minor adjustments to placement of blizzard and heavy snow bands on the above impact...

UPDATE 2/1: Severe Weather Likely MS Valley/TN Valley/Deep South on Tuesday-Tuesday Night

Summary: Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes (some of which could be strong) are likely across portions...

Severe Weather Likely MS Valley/TN Valley/Deep South on 2/2

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes are likely across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley area mainly...

Major Winter Storm for Midwest/Great Lakes on 2/2 to 2/3: Update 1/31

Changes made with this update: To the primary impacts graphic, we have added the primary area where blizzard conditions are...

Update: Significant Winter Storm Possible Midwest/Great Lakes Region 2/2 to 2/3

Changes made with this update: While no major changes have been made, we have attempted to better identify the potential...

Significant Winter Storm Possible Midwest/Great Lake Region 2/2 to 2/3

We are monitoring the potential for a significant winter weather event for much of the Midwest and Great Lakes region...

Storm Summary for Northeast Blizzard of 1/22/16 to 1/24/16

Here are some final statistics and other data for the major winter storm that impacted the northeast U.S. this past...

Snowfall Summary for the Northeast

Observed Snowfall Totals thru 7am EST Sunday, 1/24/16 Regional:           Baltimore/Washington Area:        ...

Heavy Snow Spreading into D.C. Now – Will Progress Northeast through tonight/Saturday

Summary: Heavy snow is spreading into the D.C. area now, and will arrive in Baltimore shortly.  As snow accumulates and...

January 1 Placement Recap

Renewal Commentary Across common mid-year renewal dates, Holborn tracks metrics relative to price change, market capacity, buying patterns, and the...

Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, 1/23, Update

Summary: We’re continuing to track what will likely become the first major winter storm of the winter season, which will...

Major Winter Storm to Impact Northeast/Mid-Atlantic This Weekend, 1/23

The first significant winter storm of the winter season is likely to impact significant portions of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern...

Holborn ViewPoint: El Niño

Following a winter of extreme cold, it’s hard to process the mild start to the 2015 winter season. Meteorologists predict...

Holborn Promotions Announced

Holborn Promotions Announced Holborn is pleased to announce a number of well-deserved promotions, effective immediately. In recognition of the continued...

Holborn Collects Global Award at PCI Conference

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Best of the Best Intelligent Insurer recently revealed the winners of its annual North American Awards...

Potentially Catastrophic Hurricane Patricia Moving Toward the Mexican Coast

WeatherGuidance Significant Event Update — At 1pm CDT, the center of Hurricane Patricia was located about 85 miles Southwest of...

Tropical Weather Outlook for the Western Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico Regions

WeatherGuidance Tropical Weather Outlook — Valid: Today through Monday (10/6/15-10/12/15) Current Active Systems: • Hurricane Joaquin is centered about 420...

Holborn Sponsors 2015 General Assembly Meeting of NAMIC, featuring Daniel Pink

Holborn was the proud sponsor of the Tuesday morning 2015 General Assembly meeting of NAMIC, featuring Daniel Pink. Daniel H....

Significant Event Update – Major flooding to continue across much of the Carolinas this week

WeatherGuidance Significant Event Update — A devastating flood situation continues to unfold across portions of the Mid-Atlantic states this morning,...

Tropical Weather Outlook for the Western Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico Regions

WeatherGuidance Tropical Weather Outlook — Valid: Today through Sunday (10/5/15-10/11/15) Current Active Systems: • Hurricane Joaquin is centered about 160...

Tropical Weather Outlook for the Western Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico Regions

WeatherGuidance Tropical Weather Outlook — Valid: Today through Thursday (10/3/15-10/8/15) Current Active Systems – Hurricane Joaquin: • At 9am EDT,...

Significant Event Alert – Major Flooding Event About to Get Underway in the Carolinas/Southeast

WeatherGuidance Significant Event Alert — A major flood and flash flood event is about to get underway across portions of...

Tropical Weather Outlook for the Western Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico Regions

WeatherGuidance Tropical Weather Outlook — Valid: Today through Wednesday (10/2/15-10/7/15) Current Active Systems – Hurricane Joaquin: • At 9am EDT,...

Holborn’s Viewpoint: Cyber Liability

As the world has become more interconnected by the “internet of things,” businesses and households regularly rely on technology to...

Holborn Appoints Frederick M. Strauss to Senior Vice President

Industry Leader Expands Firm’s Capabilities in Residual Markets “Fred is a highly respected and influential individual… a trusted advisor.”—Frank Harrison,...

Intelligent Insurer Names Holborn #1 for “Expertise & Market Knowledge”

“Our independence is how we differentiate ourselves; we answer only to our clients, not to stockholders.” —Weatherly Hammond,Vice President &...

Holborn Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Roderick P. Thaler

Addition of Reinsurance Veteran Further Underscores Firm’s Commitment to its Clients as an Independent Broker “The appointment of Rod is...

Review Holborn’s Mid-Year Placements Recap, Industry Intelligence & Analysis

Renewal Commentary Across common mid-year renewal dates, Holborn tracks metrics relative to price change, market capacity, buying patterns, and the...

Watch Holborn V.P. Dan Zitelli’s 2015 RMS Exceedance Conference Presentation

On Thursday, May 21, Holborn hosted a WebEx with Vice President Dan Zitelli presenting a talk he originally gave at...

Holborn Announces Powerful, Client-Driven Technology Upgrades

New York, NY, May 14, 2015—Building on a comprehensive rebranding initiative launched earlier this year, reinsurance broker Holborn Corporation is...

Nick Bellmont featured in ‘Intelligent Insurer’s’ Rising Stars

“The insurance industry is the most aged sector in the US today and young professionals have an incredible opportunity to...

180 Maiden Lane Owners Sign First Tenant Since Purchase

By Terence Cullen, Commercial Observer 5/04 The Holborn Corporation has inked a deal for 25,000 square feet at 180 Maiden...

Holborn Leadership Announces Promotions, Officers

“Their hard work, sacrifice and commitment to Team Holborn is fully recognized.” —Frank Harrison, CEO, Holborn A number of exciting...

Holborn’s Dan Zitelli Speaks at Exceedance, RMS Conference 2015

“Can We Trust the Models?” Holborn’s Zitelli Answers This and Other Essential Questions at RMS Conference April 22, 2015 —There’s...

Aspen Seen as Persistent Reinsurance Industry Takeover Play

Read original article here. April 1, 2015 – By Diane Alter – M&A activity in the reinsurance space is heating up and...

Holborn Continues to Add Elite Talent: Michael Joyce Joins Company’s Executive Ranks

New York, NY, March 23, 2015—Independent reinsurance broker Holborn Corporation announced today that Michael S. Joyce has joined the firm...

Adapting and Thriving in the Age of Client-Driven Customization

Spring 2015 IN Magazine 23 Member Perspective by Frank T. Harrison In an age of endless choice, reinsurance buyers expect...

Executive Insights: Frank Harrison & Kathleen Reardon

U.S. Re Under 40s and Bermuda Under 40s asked Frank T. Harrison, President and CEO of Holborn, and Kathleen Reardon,...

Northeast Conference Summary

Planning for Hurricane Damages/Claims Can Defuse a Ticking Time Bomb. Boston Conference Offers Up-to-the-Minute Overview of Reinsurance Industry...

Northeast Hurricane Conference Press Release

New York, NY, October 3, 2014—Holborn Corporation thanked panelists and attendees for their contributions to the enormous success of the...

What’s Behind The Cat Bond Craze?

How the deluge of private capital is transforming the reinsurance industry. by Angelo John Lewis, A.M. Best Company “I think...