Financial Institutions Practice

We provide valuable advice, state-of-the-art products, and wide-ranging services to clients representing some of the most trusted and well-known companies in the financial sector, including:

  • Investment Advisory and Asset Management Firms
  • Trust Companies
  • Family Offices
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Non-Bank Lenders
  • Other FI Businesses

Specialized knowledge from experienced advisors

Curated products for all-encompassing coverage

  • Errors and Omissions (E&O)
  • Directors and Officers (D&O)
  • Cyber
  • Employment Practices (EPLI)
  • Crime /Financial Institution Bonds/Investment Company Bonds
  • ERISA Bonds (first and third party)
  • Medallion STAMP Bonds
  • Fiduciary Liability

Specialized services that anticipate growth and change

Our national footprint affords us access to the most highly regarded financial service insurance carriers and programs. 

Our broad scope of industry-specific services includes: 

  • Risk review and insurance product solutions
  • Insurance program review
  • Policy placement
  • Coverage limit benchmarks by coverage type and AUM 
  • Cybersecurity compliance resources
  • Loss and claims history and industry trend review
  • In-house claims advocacy

Our professional advisors are sought out to participate in panels to provide their expertise on available products, how to secure them and how the market is evolving:

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E&O Flash Interview with Scott Shannon

Scott H. Shannon

Partner \ Financial Institutions Practice Leader

Connect WithScott H. Shannon

Scott joined Windermere Insurance Group in 2014 and currently serves as a Partner and leader of our Financial Services Practice. Prior to joining Windermere, Scott was a cofounder and managing partner of an asset management firm which invested in residential mortgage-backed securities. He spent the previous 18 years at First Union/Wachovia Securities, with various business development and management responsibilities in structured and corporate finance.

Scott graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1985 with a BS in Business Administration. Scott’s community involvement includes serving on the Board/Advisory Committees for Special Olympics North Carolina, Safe Alliance, Children & Family Services and Urban Ministry.

Patrick joined Windermere in 2021 and currently serves as an Account Executive specializing in the design, placement and service of cyber, executive and professional liability insurance programs.

Prior to joining Windermere, Patrick worked in both underwriting and production for insurance brokerage firms Aon and USI where he developed creative risk transfer solutions for clients across multiple industries.

Patrick received his BBA from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and has earned his Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Cyber Professional Liability Practitioner (CPLP) designations from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys golf, sports, live music and spending time with family and friends.

Patrick J. O’Brien

Advisor \ Financial Institutions

Connect WithPatrick J. O’Brien

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