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Marsh Broker Rose Proby Recognized as a 2019 Fine Arts Power Broker

Topics: Fine Arts

Rose Proby
Senior Vice President, Head of Fine Art
Marsh, London

Rose Proby, Senior Vice President, Head of Fine Art, Marsh

“This year happened to be a year of dynamic change,” said Charles Reno, VP, risk management, Sotheby’s.

Broker Rose Proby was tasked with some major changes from Sotheby’s: Negotiate 14 different renewal options while facilitating approval support for a new art collector’s New York-based storage facility, all while securing a global art risks cover program for the record-breaking wine division that Sotheby’s recently entered.

“Her team provided us with extraordinarily clear diagrams of the year-over-year savings. When putting together our renewal program, Rose spoke with over 40 individual representatives who make up our program. And getting 40 representatives to the table is a Herculean feat itself,” Reno said.

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“We have an eight-hour time difference, and I still get an almost always immediate response,” said Linda Somerville, risk manager, The J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty needed to increase its limits in what Somerville described as a very hard market.

Proby was able to increase coverage within 48-hours. “She loves art, so she understands art and the nuances behind it. It’s not just a desk that needs to be insured; its Louis XVI’s desk that needs to be insured. She knows her stuff.”

A third client said her institution’s policy is placed on behalf of a department that understands very little about insurance. “Rose responds to the wide variety of queries and concerns [that] come her way immediately and is able to explain in a way that speaks the language of her clients.”

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What is a Power Broker?

A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

Who selects the winners?

Power Brokers are selected by Risk Managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.

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