RLI Corp.

RLI Corp.

RLI Corp.

Date Founded



9025 North Lindbergh Drive,Peoria, IL 61615

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Insurance: Property & Casualty

Company Description

RLI is a specialty insurance company that has been successful for more than 45 years. Ours is a diversified portfolio of property and casualty coverages and surety bonds serving ‘‘niche’’ or underserved markets. We operate in all 50 states from office locations across the country. Our talented associates have delivered underwriting profits in 31 of the last 35 years, including the last 16 consecutively.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer

Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer & Vice President

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Vice President, Controller

Senior Vice President, Operations of the Company's Principal Insurance Subsidiaries

Vice President, Risk Services

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Utilities at Exelon Corporation

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer at Panera Bread Co.

Executive Vice President at The Standard Fire Insurance Co.

District Director at Wine Institute

Executive Educator & Senior Lecturer in Management, Finance & Entrepreneurship at Cornell University

Former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Executive Director, Maguire Academy of Insurance & Risk Management at Saint Joseph's University - Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Former President, Chief Operating Officer of Company's Principal Insurance Subsidiaries, Director at RLI Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer at QBE Holdings, Inc.

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Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management is a registered investment advisor based in Los Angeles, California with approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Our clients include affluent individuals, endowments, foundations, corporations, public funds, and pension plans for who it manages a range of portfolios having a common disciplined, high-quality investment philosophy

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DVI’s investment strategies include equity strategy; fixed income strategy; balanced strategy; and mutual fund asset allocation. For the equity strategy, they use a combination of quantitative and qualitative research in determining which companies to include in equity portfolios. The quantitative component utilizes a software platform to access, manage, and analyze a financial database that includes fundamental data and history for thousands of US-based companies. For the fixed income strategy, the firm takes a conservative buy-and-hold approach to fixed income management, purchasing only high quality, investment-grade securities. For balanced strategy, DVI uses an asset-liability matching process to further refine a client’s asset allocation. For mutual fund asset allocation, the firm developed a proprietary system to sort and filter the mutual fund database to identify funds that best meet client objectives.

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MGAM manages portfolios of publicly traded securities, which consist primarily of common stocks, but may also include other securities, such as ETFs, money funds and other cash accounts, preferred stocks, bonds, debentures, warrants and options. The firm employs fundamental research to identify securities issued by attractive businesses, whose affairs are managed by honest and talented management, that exhibit reinvestment opportunities and capital discipline, and where those securities are selling at reasonable prices. MGAM’s investment horizon is long-term and they expect relatively low portfolio turnover. On occasion, the firm may pursue other strategies such as risk arbitrage, spin-offs, and companies in bankruptcy, and hedging.

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RLI Corp. purchases Associations Liability Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Clear Blue Financial Holdings LLC purchases Clear Blue Insurance Co. from RLI Corp.

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RLI Corp., RLI Insurance Co. purchase Rockbridge Underwriting Agency Ltd.

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Advisors & Consultants

Former President, Chief Operating Officer of Company's Principal Insurance Subsidiaries, Director at RLI Corp.

Real Estate Agent

Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.


Former Senior Vice President, RLI Surety at RLI Corp.


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