US-based specialty insurance brokerage firm Alliant Insurance Services has established a new entity, Alliant Americas, as part of a strategy to boost its middle-market presence through strategic acquisitions and investments.

Alliant chairman and CEO Tom Corbett said that the goal of Alliant Americas is to create a new standard in middle market insurance solutions.

"The initiative will focus on the acquisition of robust organizations with a shared entrepreneurial culture and value system.

"This expansion strategy will be built upon the foundation of our existing middle-market business, which stands in a position of great strength," Corbett concluded.

The company has appointed Sean McConlogue as the new president of Alliant Americas, who will be accountable for the strategic direction and leadership of the group.

He is currently acting as president of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services (ASIS) and will continue in this role.

McConlogue said, "Alliant Americas will provide a ‘ground-floor’ opportunity for mid-sized agencies to partner with a growing and influential organization that combines the best in service, expertise, and innovation."

Alliant’s corporate team will extend support to McConlogue.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, Alliant Insurance Services offers property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients in the US.