Willis Towers Watson Broker Clare McCarrick Recognized as a 2020 Finance Power Broker

Clare McCarrick, Senior Associate, Willis Towers Watson

Clare McCarrick
Senior Associate
Willis Towers Watson, New York

In 2019, Clare McCarrick was instrumental in placing coverages related to one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. Given the fact that its parent company was based overseas, there were many jurisdictional challenges to overcome.

“The IPO market was also very difficult at the time and given the size of the offering, obtaining sufficient capacity was very challenging,” said the company’s legal counsel.

Obtaining the appropriate limits across multiple policies while maintaining compliance was a complex task, but one that McCarrick was able to pull off.

Part of McCarrick’s success is due to her ability to utilize analytics. Conducting reviews of clients’ policies and loss histories, she lets the data illuminate areas in need of improvement and demonstrate the potential advantages of alternative program structures.

In one instance, she completely revamped one client’s D&O program, blending the coverage with fiduciary liability and switching to a global carrier that was more comfortable providing capacity on both.

When the company made an acquisition just before renewal, she pivoted and rolled the new subsidiary into the program with no premium increase.

Because she had the data to back her up, McCarrick was able to adjust on the fly with confidence in the program’s ability to deliver the appropriate coverage under budget.

“Clare listens carefully to our needs and concerns and finds solutions quickly. She acts as an extension of our team,” said the company’s director of insurance and risk management.

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