EPIC adds Lou D'Agostino and Iron Cove Partners team

03 August 2018 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has acquired risk management and brokerage Iron Cove Partners. The acquired company’s founder Lou D’Agostino will become a Principal at EPIC. He brings over 17 years of risk management and insurance broking experience to the role, with a particular depth of expertise in supporting financial services clients.

San Francisco-based EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants provides retail property/casualty insurance brokering and employee benefits consulting services to clients across the US. The firm has more than 1,300 employees across 39 offices in the US supporting more than 30,000 clients. EPIC is the 10th largest privately held broker in the country, and is continuing to expand through strategic acquisitions.

The firm has now added risk management and insurance brokerage veteran Lou D’Agostino and his Iron Cove Partners team. Iron Cove provides mid-market companies and high-net worth individuals with advisory support in the areas of property and casualty exposures, placing over $130,000,000 in insurance premiums across all major insurance carriers.EPIC adds Lou D'Agostino and Iron Cove Partners teamD’Agostino, who has over 17 years of experience in insurance broking, will join EPIC as a Principal in its New York office. Iron Cove will now operate as division of EPIC out of the acquiring firm’s office in Midtown. D’Agostino and Iron Cove will now report to Thomas O’Neil, Northeast Region President, EPIC.

D’Agostino formed Iron Cove eight years ago, and built up an industry-leading financial services practice. The company’s strong reputation in the hedge fund sector resulted in Best U.S. & Global Hedge Fund Industry Insurance Provider awards from publication Hedgeweek in 2017 and 2018. D’Agostino also developed risk management and insurance programs for clients in real estate, non-profit, manufacturing, retail, and technology.

Before Iron Cove, D’Agostino worked for a decade with Frank Crystal & Co., where he was a Director in the Financial Services practice. While there, he designed and placed insurance programs for a wide range of financial services companies, including hedge funds, investment advisors, securities dealers, and consultants.

"Lou and his team bring extensive experience and expertise in the Financial Services industry to EPIC,” commented Thomas O’Neil. “Lou is well-known and well-regarded throughout the Hedge Fund community. We are excited to further expand our commitment to the Financial Services sector in the Northeast and across the country with the addition of the Iron Cove team."

Before joining the insurance industry, D’Agostino was an undrafted free agent running back with the New York Jets. He believes much of his success in the insurance industry is owed to lessons he learned on the field.

D’Agostino holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Rhode Island, where he was captain of the football team.