Hemispheric Reinsurance Group L.L.C

Founded in 1999, Hemispheric Reinsurance Group (HRG) L.L.C , is a boutique reinsurance capacity provider and open market broker that acts as an independent international reinsurance firm with office in Coral Gables, Florida.

As a global reinsurance organization, HRG provides specialized and dedicated reinsurance services assisted and supported by an ample network of business partners, associates, and service providers from major insurance and reinsurance markets worldwide.

With operations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, Hemispheric Re offers tailored solutions for Specialty and general reinsurance needs of its clients, maintaining high standard in what we do, with flexibility and professionalism while delivering the best risk management solutions available in the markets for all major line of business.

  • John H. Blake
    Founder 1945 - 2018

    • As the Founder of Hemispheric Reinsurance Group (HRG), LLC, John was an insurance/reinsurance professional with an extensive global reach and regional background. John set the course and established HRG as a highly visible and well-recognized insurance/reinsurance service company. As a graduate of Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, John started his career in insurance and occupied important managerial positions in companies such as Phillip Morris, American International Group (AIG), Lexington Miami Florida, Ecuadorian, Colombian and Spanish operations before launching HRG in Miami, Florida in 1999.

      John established Hemispheric Underwriting Managers, L.L.C., designed to underwrite Property Quota Share and Excess Reinsurance on behalf of a Lloyd's facility, broking large Latin American facultative accounts and programs with the U.S. and London Market Reinsurers.

      Today, HRG continues to provide the upmost care and quality service to our global clients and Latin American business partners.

  • Mr Alvaro J Gabaldon
    Senior underwriter executive

    • An insurance professional and senior underwriter executive with 30 years of experience in technical insurance specialty with emphasis in property, heavy industries, construction, and energy global markets. He is a graduate from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In 1986, he launched his career as an Exploration Petroleum Engineer working for Dresser Atlas Corporation in Venezuela. Alvaro returned to Boston, Massachusetts in 1988 to become an HPR (Highly Protected Risk) engineering consultant, engaged in the world of property, manufacturing and industrial insurance engineering with Kemper National Insurance Company, Boston Massachusetts. Alvaro continued to expand his career and business insurance expertise working for several key organizations such as Allianz Fireman’s Fund Ins, The Hartford Steam Boiler Ins. Co, Gen Re Employers, Generali Ins, Lloyd’s Wellington Syndicate 2020, Liberty Mutual Company, and Lloyd’s Aspen Syndicate 4711, where he held several key underwriting and high level management positions. Today, Alvaro is acting as Managing Director of Hemispheric Reinsurance Group, LLC, Coral Gables, Florida. Alvaro is actively involved in many corporate management activities, portfolio development and seeking underwriting capacity to grow Hemispheric Reinsurance Group’s underwriting capabilities and opportunities.

  • Nitza Rivera
    Accounting and Administration

    • A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nitza Rivera has accumulated a professional experience of over 25 years in the insurance and banking industry, particularly in areas of administration, accounting and auditing.

      She holds a BBA degree from the University of Puerto Rico and is a licensed Life and Health Agent for the state of Florida. Nitza has worked with companies such as Alexander & Alexander, American International Group and Mutual of New York.


Hemispheric Holding Company, L.L.C.
255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 690
Miami, FL 33134