About

 

We don’t follow the herd.

We invest, we disrupt, we innovate & we create.

By doing this we deliver the best for our clients.

Exceeding the Standard

SGRM – International Insurance Brokers is a dedicated and ethical group of dynamic and intelligent professionals, well qualified in both risk management and business.

We are generally concerned with individual & group health insurance mainly for the yachting industry and we pride ourselves in changing our industry for the better of our clients, by bucking trends and refusing to stand still like most other insurance firms. We work with carriers and insurance companies all over the world to constantly upgrade and develop new products for the future, with better benefits and lower costs for crew and the yachting industry in general.

Good corporate governance, strict adherence to ethical business practices, and careful planning and risk control over every aspect of our business, is reflected in the team we have put together; and we are proud of the firm’s reliability, professionalism and accountability in all of the business, services and products that we offer.

Mission

SGRM’s mission has been clear from the start; we are an insurance broker, which means that we work for and protect our clients, not insurance companies.

We strive to achieve from our private clients and investors, recognition of the firm’s reliability, professionalism and accountability in all of the insurance business, services and products that we offer; while ensuring long term growth and success through a careful but fresh, dynamic and imaginative approach

Team

Claire Murray French

CEO

Claire Murray French is CEO of SGRM and also President for Business Development of partner company The Someya Group Limited.

After graduating University from Oxford, United Kingdom with a BSC Honors Degree in Hotel, Hospitality & Catering Management, Claire worked in various hospitality managerial positions worldwide as well as taking Chief Stewardess, Chef and Purser positions on board some of the world’s most prestigious private and commercial megayachts.

Having sailed the world establishing massive experience with the global yacht industry and with her organizational expertise & qualifications in law, accountancy & management, Claire is now settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

cmf@sgrm-insurance.com

Stephen Beck

COO / Maritime Health

Steve Beck has worked in the Insurance & Financial Services industries for the past 25 years. Previously he served as a Vice President of a Park Avenue based insurance brokerage where he ran their Benefits Division via their West Palm Beach office. He also managed the Life and Health Division specializing in Maritime Crew.

Steve works aggressively to find the best products and services for his clients; and being “client-centric” is an important philosophy. With his vast knowledge of employee benefits and extensive experience with Medicare, Retirement Planning, and Life Insurance.

Stephen is from the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and now lives in Dania Beach, Florida.

sbb@sgrm-insurance.com

Kenta Inaba

VP Japan

Based in Tokyo, Kenta has wide experience both in the corporate world and the private and commercial maritime industry.

As a Senior Vice President at The Hartford, he was heavily involved with Property and Casualty products, and also Life Insurance, especially domestically in Japan.

Since then he has been with Morgan Stanley, dealing with new development projects around the world, as well as developing his own business within the commercial maritime industry.

Kenta is a keen, proficient and world class sailor, competing regularly in fleet and match racing events onboard some of the world’s most prestigious Maxi Sailboats.

ki@someya-group.com

James Andrews

CFO

James Andrews [Jimmy] has a long career spanning the Atlantic providing financial services in both the UK and the USA; and also with a wealth of understanding of financial systems worldwide.

Jimmy handles all of SGRM’s due diligence, accounting, corporate income tax, employees payroll, audits and reviews, for SGRM offices both in the United States, Europe and also other bases of operation around the world.

Jimmy also works closely with parent company The Someya Group Limited and their various managed and owned entities, in the preparation of investments, equities and the compilation of integral financial reports for clients and investors.

ja@sgrm-insurance.com

Yukako Ogawa

Asia Liaison

Originally from near Tokyo in Japan, Yukako graduated from the University of California, to work as broadcast journalist, working for Kyodo News in their Los Angeles bureau.

Following that she worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines, before moving into the maritime world as a crew member on large mega yachts cruising worldwide.

Now working shore side, Yukako acts as a liaison officer for many of the businesses operated by The Someya Group Limited, especially in Japan, and serves as Country Manager in Japan for SGRM.

She regularly travels between Tokyo, Japan and the Florida, USA.

yo@sgrm-insurance.com