Jared Wood

Asset Management Insurance Expert

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"2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 SHARP AWARD WINNER"


The SHARP Award is the highest, most prestigious, national sales award that HUB International recognizes for Employee Benefits, P&C and Personal Lines Advisors.

Jared Wood Asset Managment Expert

Jared Wood

Senior Vice President

Jared has been focused on the Asset Management space since 2006 and specializes in coverage placements for Venture Capital Firms, Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds. Jared joined HUB International in 2017 through the acquisition of Costello and Sons Brokerage in San Francisco and continues to grow his clientele across the United States in this space. Jared continues to be one of the top Asset Management Insurance Brokers in the nation and has sat on multiple conference panels as the insurance expert.

Prior to his start in the insurance space, Jared graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Currently, he is an avid golfer, sports fanatic and proud husband and father of 2 boys.

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Matt Brinda

Account Executive

Matt Brinda began his insurance career in 2012 underwriting D&O/EPL/Fiduciary/Crime/Kidnap & Ransom insurance policies for private business of all sorts ranging from pre-revenue-solopreneur businesses to global decacorn behemoths. Years later, his focus shifted to higher profile public D&O underwriting, filled with 10Ks, securities class actions, and sleepless nights waiting for the next IPO lawsuit to defend. Leaving the underwriting side of insurance to the client service broker side ended up being the perfect match for Matt. He forged his insurance-nerd-skills with his effortless ability to connect with people at HUB. When he is not reviewing policy language, you’ll probably find him walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero with his wife and twelve-pound cockapoo, Mambo likely with his head buried in twitter reviewing the current venture capital gossip and crypto/AI trends while listening to The All-In Podcast.
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Lauren McGowan

Commercial Lines Team Lead

Lauren McGowan began her insurance career in 2013 and has experience with both small and large commercial agencies. Prior to joining HUB International in 2016, Lauren managed the High Net Worth Personal Lines department of another California agency. Lauren is always staying on top of insurance trends and markets. Her passions outside of work are her family, cooking, and her sweet 5 year old Husky. She also enjoys donating time to local pet shelters and rescues. Lauren grew up in Southern California but now lives right outside of Salt Lake City, UT. She believes that customer’s needs come first and that insurance is fascinating!
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Jessica Nguyen

Account Manager

Jessica Nguyen has been an account manager on the Hub International team since 2018, specializing in Tech startups and Venture Capital firms. Prior to HUB, Jessica was at Lockton Insurance Brokers for two years as a middle market account manager, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies. Jessica graduated from California State University of Fullerton in Accounting and Finance, with an emphasis in Insurance, and was a leader in the insurance fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma. In her free time, Jessica is a dedicated BTS fan, avid reader, loves planning weddings, and traveling.

carriers we represent

As the #1 ranked, privately-held insurance brokerage in the U.S., HUB International’s Advisors are industry leaders when it comes to providing risk management services. HUB’s Financial Institution Division specifically focuses on providing insurance solutions for all Asset Managers, their portfolio companies and all related transactions and M&A activity. HUB is licensed in all 50 states with insurance expertise and carrier options second to none.

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Whether a client is an emerging asset manager or a multi-billion dollar fund, Hub has the expertise and market ability to tailor your asset management program to your specific exposures and needs.

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Venture Capital &
Private Equity Insurance Solutions

  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • General Partner Liability
  • Investment Advisor
  • Hedge Fund Protection
  • Cyber Liability Protection
  • Commercial Crime or Fidelity
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Reps and Warranties Insurance

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why asset management protection?​

Nothing is more important than protecting your funds, your investors and your investments through various products and policies. Your HUB advisor will identify the overall risk exposure to each piece of the asset management puzzle and will provide a tailored solution that fits how you do business.

How is Asset Management Insurance Different than D&O?​

An Asset Management Liability Policy is a blended policy that includes D&O, E&O and Outside Directorship Liability mentioned above.  Asset Managers wear many hats in their day to day operations and this blended policy is the only way to pick up all of the exposures in one policy. 


We Are Hub

We’re one of the largest insurance brokers in the world and we live in the Asset Management space.  Hub is owned by Hellman Friedman which means that asset management is in our blood.  We can leave the sentence that starts..With HUB,

  • #1 ranked, privately-held insurance brokerage in the U.S.
  • 98% client retention
  • Platinum status with all major insurance carriers
  • Dedicated In-House Service, Billing and Claims Professionals assigned to each account
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We Are Local

While global in stature, our strength lies in our commitment to the communities we live and do business in. 

Our team focuses on cities that live and breath in this space like Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Los Angeles Santa Monica, New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Austin and cities across the country and around the world.  Our clients span all verticals and sectors in the asset management space and we are there to help them place the appropriate limits, policies and risk mitigation tools that every Asset Manager needs

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