Chris Gilbert – Head of Specialty Insurance


Chris leads SIPG and serves as risk manager for Belpointe Group Insurance Programs.

Chris and the team have extensive experience handling insurance transaction and risk portfolios in excess of $1bn. Since 2002 Chris has handled placing transactions averaging $10m to $20m per year in total premiums, with complex risk exposures. In 2018 Belpointe Specialty Insurance Partners Group launched Green Rock Insurance, a Sports, Travel and Entertainment specialty binding company, Crest Risk Management, a division for commercial brokerage placements and the Belpointe Private Client Group risk solutions team.

Chris started his career in insurance at R.K. Harrison in the London market on the Large Risk Brokerage & Financial Institutions desk, where he worked on accounts such as Arcelor Mittal and Bank of America. He then worked as a large risk insurance consultant with Albis Associates which was acquired by global insurance management firm X-Changing, now CSC. In 2007 Chris was appointed as an Executive Underwriter on the property desk at Price Forbes & Partners MGA Lloyds & Company Markets delegated underwriting with a line size up to $50m. In 2013 Chris realized a childhood dream and moved to the United States where he has led a Family Office Insurance Investment.

Chris’s particular expertise is in providing insurance solutions covering specialty risk exposures. He has worked for insurance buyers and underwriting companies employing his knowledge on behalf of a wide range of market segments within personal wealth protection, commercial property operating risk, professional liability, unique A & H, security risk, transportation, natural catastrophe & programs.

Chris received qualified status from the Chartered Insurance Institute with completion of Diplomas in Insurance Practice, Regulation & Law. He has completed the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, Certified Insurance Councilors Institutes, for Commercial Property, Agency Management, Personal Lines, Casualty, Life & Health, and is a licensed claims adjuster and producer for Property, Casualty, Accident & Health.