We provide specialist insurance broking, consulting services and risk management solutions throughout Canada and globally. We have the entrepreneurial spirit, international network, and industry expertise to deliver.

We’re a dynamic business, built around teams of experts who are empowered to deliver for our clients and partners.

As an independent and truly innovative broker, we are focused on supporting our clients’ needs and dedicated to establishing and supporting lasting relationships where we deliver ongoing value and unrivalled reliability.

Areas of focus

The success of our specialist Canadian business is backed by a global enterprise. This combination of personal attention and international scale affords us access to a full suite of products that align to your individual needs.

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BMS in Canada started with its Affinity team to provide a renewed approach to liability insurance programs for member-driven organizations, focused on service, utilizing technology, increased transparency, data-driven risk management resources and delivering ongoing value.

Since our inception in 2013, we have grown from a single client to more than 100 associations representing 700,000+ professionals and businesses. In 2015, our Affinity model expanded internationally, and we now work with associations throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.

Captives & Consultancy

BMS has experience in developing and designing captive models and risk retention strategies with national and global clients.

We provide consultancy services and advice for our client partners throughout the captive life-cycle, from the initial idea to feasibility, negotiation and set up as well as ongoing service. Our advice is independent and objective. Our risk management and consultancy services are supported by an in-house team of actuaries, whose analytics capability plays an important role alongside placement.

Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions

We have access to insurance capacity around the world and have developed strong relationships with M&A and Tax insurance markets in London, Europe, North America and Asia.

Our team is a group of multi-disciplined professionals with backgrounds in M&A, Insurance, Law, Tax, Finance & Accounting and Litigation. With in-depth global experience, we have extensive expertise in well over 1,000 cross-border M&A transactions.

Wholesale Solutions

Our service delivery and coverage expertise makes us a strong strategic partner for brokers and insurers in the wholesale insurance marketplace.

Our flat structure and collaborative approach to delivery, makes us an ideal provider.

Industry awards

We are proud of our work. Our focus is on delivering value to our clients and supporting our people, but it’s rewarding when we are formally recognized.

Canada Industry Awards

"We take a client centric approach to our business by investing in people and products that provide more than insurance to associations and members."

Brian Gomes Chief Executive Officer

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Brian Gomes

Chief Executive Officer, Canada and Head of Global Affinity

T: +1 613-216-2890
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979 Bank St,
Suite 200,
Ottawa ON K1S 5K5

T: +1 855 318 6558

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Maggie Green

Executive Director, Affinity

T: +1 613 216 0966
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979 Bank St,
Suite 200,
Ottawa ON K1S 5K5

T: +1 855 318 6558

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Jonathan Ashall

Chief Commercial Officer

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161 Bay Street, Suite 4140,
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

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Meagan Woensdregt

Chief Underwriting Officer, Wholesale and MGA

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Suite 470,
1090 Homer Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9