Anderson Benson buys entertainment industry book of business

Deal with London-based broker includes team of three

Updated with Robertson Taylor comments

Local insurance agency Anderson Benson Insurance & Risk Management has acquired a portfolio of Nashville-based accounts and team members from international entertainment industry insurance broker Robertson Taylor.

The acquisitions from Robertson Taylor, which also has offices in New York and Los Angeles, gives a big boost to Anderson Benson's entertainment and hospitality industry business lines. As part of the deal, Senior Vice President Toby McCord, VP Reba Adams and Account Executive Jenna Moore are moving from Robertson Taylor to Anderson Benson effective today.

β€œThis is a significant development because we add highly experienced and respected industry professionals to the team and expand our established client base as the premier local entertainment and hospitality insurance broker in Nashville,” said Anderson Benson co-founder George Anderson.

Anderson Benson, which was founded in 2012, late last year signed on to represent high-net-worth insurer PURE. The local office of Robertson Taylor is now being run by Shannon Bare and Valerie Gray. In a statement β€” view it here β€” Bare said the team's client base includes the artists now occupying 11 of the top 25 spots on the Country Billboard Charts.