ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFG Companies has announced that James E. Emig has joined as its Director – Bind Property, where he will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for profitable growth of Bind Property and Bind Package business across the United States. Jim will be based in IFG's Atlanta office.
"We are pleased to have Jim join IFG and lead our return to underwriting Bind Property after a year of review and repositioning. Jim has the right experience and underwriting discipline to build effective and successful property capabilities within our Bind unit," said Bob Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies.
Jim joins IFG Companies after more than a decade with AIG, where he held a number of Zonal Executive, Regional Manager and senior underwriting positions, principally in property product lines. Before working at AIG, Jim worked in property underwriting at Allianz Insurance Company, Genesis Underwriting Management (a General Reinsurance Company), The Home Insurance Company and Hudson Insurance Company.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and has earned an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designation.
Founded in 1985, IFG Companies is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United States. IFG provides property–casualty insurance on both a non-admitted basis and an admitted basis. IFG Companies currently has five principal business units: Brokerage GL, Excess and Umbrella, Binding Authority, Submit and Brokerage Property. Coverages are underwritten by IFG's affiliated insurers: The Burlington Insurance Company, First Financial Insurance Company, Alamance Insurance Company and Guilford Insurance Company. All hold an A (Excellent) IX rating from A. M. Best Company.