Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch

Senior Vice President and Senior Property Underwriter

Robert is Senior Vice President and Senior Property Underwriter with Preferred Underwriting responsible for the unit’s proprietary property program.  He brings over 30 years of underwriting experience to Preferred .

Prior to joining the Preferred Underwriting team, Robert successfully co-founded, operated and  directed a program management operation known as First Capital Group.  The company was formed in 1995 and subsequently  Robert and his colleagues successfully grew premium volume from $10 Million to over $100 Million.  Arrowhead Wholesale Insurance Services acquired First Capital Group in 2006 and rebranded the business as FCAWIS. Robert stayed on as a minority owner and Executive Vice President, continuing to oversee underwriting and back office operations.  In 2011, the business was  again purchased – this time by Morstan and was re–branded as First Capital General Agency, where Robert remained as Underwriting Vice President, overseeing and directing property programs.    He left the firm in 2012 to join Preferred Underwriting.

Previously, Robert held various positions of increasing underwriting authority representing various signature property & casualty insurers, while working at American Home (AIG), Starr Associates, and World Trade Services.   It was at Starr where Robert began his concentration in the real estate and hospitality industries.  During his tenure there, he developed a property real estate program and was responsible for $10 Million in premium and a loss ratio of under 40%.  While at World Trade Services, Robert was jointly responsible with the company’s President for underwriting and producing a profitable $17 Million property book of business.

Robert is known as a detail-oriented and reliable underwriter with a deep knowledge of the industry and particularly property, liability and package exposures.  He has shared his expertise with many insurance professionals as an instructor for the Pohs Institute, where he has taught the NY State Producer Licensing course.  Robert is a licensed insurance broker in the state of New York and has completed various CPCU courses and attended the College of Insurance.

Robert Lynch




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