Volume 19

Partners' Perspective

2011 Equity Risk Partners Year in Review

2011 was a transformational year for Equity Risk Partners. 

It marked the beginning of our second decade as firm.  Founded as the tech bubble burst at the start of 2001, Equity Risk Partners began its second decade on the heels of the Great Recession.  Through it all, we have put clients first, honored the “Partner” in our name by building a world class network of insurance companies, global brokerage partners, and specialized resources, and attracted and developed the finest insurance professionals in the industry.


2011 was a year of symmetry for Equity Risk Partners.

2011 marked our 11th year in business.

2011 marked our 11th consecutive year of increased, organic revenue.

In 2011, Equity Risk Partners organically grew its revenue by 11% versus an industry average of -2%.


2011 was a year of staying committed to our core clients – private equity firms.

Equity Risk Partners was engaged on 106 transactions in 2011 – a 27% increase over 2010.

Equity Risk Partners closed 46 transactions in 2011 – a 22% increase over 2010.

Equity Risk Partners was engaged by 40 private equity firms in 2011, including 5 firms new to Equity Risk Partners.

Our FinTran business worked on more than 200 executive liability programs and Equity Risk Partners established itself as a leader in Transactional Products by placing 18 transactional related policies.


2011 was a year of investments for Equity Risk Partners.

We invested in ourselves by moving into our new, corporate headquarters at 456 Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

We invested in industry specialization with the creation of our Defense / Government Contractors practice.

We invested in efficiency and proactive client service with the creation of our Partners Service Group; designed to streamline billing and administration of our clients’ insurance programs.

We invested in enhanced client service with the increased development of our Claims Advocacy Group.

We invested in the world with the continued development of Equity Risk Partners Global – now reaching more than 70 countries.

And, we invested in our community – 2011 marked the creation of the Equity Risk Partners Foundation.  Each year, Equity Risk Partners will allocate a portion of its profits for distribution to local charities in our communities.


2011 was a year of “Thanks” to our clients, partners, friends, and colleagues for your continued support of Equity Risk Partners.


Very truly yours, 
Michael Marcon, CEO