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Akos Swierkiewicz

Akos Swierkiewicz

Akos Swierkiewicz is the founder of IRCOS, LLC.

Mr. Swierkiewicz established the property insurance division for Kemper Casualty Insurance Co., where he was Senior Vice President.

He had a key role in the startup of SOREMA N.A. Reinsurance Co. and he was its senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. He was also executive vice president of Fulcrum Insurance, a wholly owned excess and surplus lines subsidiary of SOREMA. He served as member of the board of directors of both companies.

Before joining SOREMA, he had been senior vice president, research and special risks at SCOR, where he established reverse flow casualty, surety and fidelity bond operations and developed a building guarantee product.

He began his career at the Insurance Company of North America (INA). There, he held various underwriting positions over 16 years, first in the International Department and later in the INA Special Risk Facilities (which became CIGNA Special Risk Facilities). At CIGNA he was vice president and senior product line officer for energy and technical business nationwide.

He is the former chairman of the Conference of Special Risk Underwriters and member of the Coverage, Litigators, Educators and Witnesses (“CLEW”) Interest Group Committee of the CPCU Society. He holds a BA in economics from Temple University, the CPCU designation from the American Institute for Property and Casualty Underwriters. He is an ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator and has experience as umpire in insurance dispute.

Recent Articles by Akos Swierkiewicz

To Rescind Or Not to Rescind?

Rescission of an insurance policy is serious business. Such action could result in serious financial difficulties to insureds, especially if it occurs after a major loss. Furthermore, costly and protracted litigation almost inevitably follows to contest the rescission. Fortunately, insureds and their brokers can minimize the potential for rescission by simply exercising greater care to […]

The World Trade Center Property Insurance Trial: Lessons Learned?

Had the tragic events on 9/11/01 not occurred, we would have never learned about negligence, mistakes, errors and omissions, inconsistencies, and confusion that plagued the placement and negotiation of the property insurance program for the World Trade Center and brought to light during the World Trade Center trial. The primary parties involved in the litigation […]

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