Jones DesLauriers welcomes Abatis Risk Management to the team

With more boots on the ground, Jones DesLauriers is set to blaze new trails in Quebec

Toronto, ON (Mar. 7, 2022) – Jones DesLauriers, a founding Navacord Broker Partner and leader in risk management, is pleased to announce its growth and Navacord’s inaugural partnership in La Belle Province of Quebec with the addition of Abatis Risk Management.

The addition of Abatis deepens the Jones DesLauriers’ commercial bench strength, further develops their client-centric strategy, with the ability to service clients in French and English, and builds out their practice across the manufacturing, construction and real estate industries in Quebec.

“The Abatis team brings years of risk management expertise and sector specialization, but also aligns well with our strong entrepreneurial spirit,” says Eric Osborne, President and CEO of Jones DesLauriers. “They simultaneously complement and expand our niches while adding a fresh approach and perspective when managing the unique client needs and risks within the Quebec market.”

Founded in 2017 and co-owned by President, Carl Benjamin and COO, Nicola D’Alessio, Abatis Risk Management is a commercial brokerage known for its hands-on approach and local, boutique service with offices in Montreal and Lévis, Quebec. In the coming months, Abatis will transition to operating under the Jones DesLauriers brand.

“We’re pleased to welcome Carl and Nicola as partners and shareholders within Navacord,” says T. Marshall Sadd, Executive Chairman, Navacord. “They will work closely with our leadership at Jones DesLauriers as we continue to build out Navacord’s presence and value proposition in Quebec.”

About Jones DesLauriers

At Jones DesLauriers, we specialize in helping businesses protect their most valuable assets – from property to people. As a Navacord broker partner and industry disruptor, we combine two of Canada’s largest independent commercial insurance and benefits brokers, with a team of professionals who bring a wealth of expertise and a multidisciplinary approach to finding and optimizing solutions for every business need.

Our DNA consists of the entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and expertise of our high-performance professionals. As partners invested in your success, we outperform by challenging the status quo and getting to know the nuances of your business, your goals, and your people.

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About Navacord

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Navacord is one of Canada’s top four commercial insurance brokerages. With over $2.5 billion in annual premium, Navacord stands as a leader in group insurance and risk management solutions. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits and retirement consulting, Navacord leverages national strength and resources with the local-touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Broker Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance solutions our clients need to face the future with confidence.

With a unique ownership model and value proposition, Navacord is the preferred partner for entrepreneurial insurance brokerages seeking to grow as a part of something bigger, while maintaining their distinct identity and culture.

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SOURCE: Navacord via Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc.

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