“I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes”
Dixon Insurance Services
Fernando Silva is a vice president at Lockton Companies, where he works in M&A and capital markets. His background is in providing insurance solutions for public companies and alternative asset managers with a focus on single-family offices.
Silva has been a leading producer at several global brokerages and a winner of national insurance organization awards for his work serving asset manager clients. He brings financial acumen and orthogonal thinking to solve clients’ challenges.
Aside from his work in the insurance business, Silva is highly involved in the family office community by organizing private events and opportunities for family offices to connect directly with one another. He is active in his community as a supporter of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Respect Life Miami, GreenLight Fund, and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Silva graduated from the University of Miami with his bachelor’s degree and has a master's in finance from Florida International University. He has also earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Reinsurance designations from The Institutes.
He has three children and is happily married to his wife, Kierstin. Their family lives in Miami.
1111 Brickell Ave,. Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131
917 754 5330
Producer, M&A and Capital Markets
“To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need”
Dixon Insurance Services
Various retail insurance roles
Willis Towers Watson
Million-Dollar Growth (Lockton)
Two-time Peak Award Winner (USI)
Risk and Insurance Power Broker (M&A Category, 2022)
Promoted to AgencyCFO™ Advisor at AgencyCFO™
by RD Advisory Group
Assistant Vice President and Senior Broker at MJ Hall & Company since 2018
Suncorp Bank introduces Solar Home Bonus offer for customers who are choosing renewable energy for their homes
Month-on-month market share growth commences
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How does he distinguish himself among fellow brokers?
“I believe all brokers are working very hard in a difficult market,” he says. “However, I have demonstrated continued growth, advocacy and performance on my client’s behalf, which is now recognised [for 10 consecutive years] in the Elite Broker awards.”
In 1990, Dixon got started with FAI, working in claims and as a team leader. From the late 1990s up until 2003, he worked at FAI and Suncorp in underwriting and as an area manager at VACC, CGU (South East Queensland). From 2003 to 2012, he got into broking and eventually started Dixon Insurance in 2013. Since then, he’s accumulated numerous acccolades, including Elite Broker, Diversity and Equity, and Fast Broker awards.
During the pandemic, Dixon challenged insurers over the Quarantine Act application to insurance wordings. His argument was that the Quarantine Act does not apply as an exclusion, as the Biosecurity Act was invoked by the Morrison Government, and this was not a subsequent amendment to the Quarantine Act. The test case in the Appeals court was won for Dixon’s client with a unanimous five-judge verdict.
He remains focused on transport, manufacturing, motor trade, engineering and large farm clients.
What are his plans for the future?
On a business level, “more of the same. I will continue to empower and encourage my staff to perform at their best as I have done for the last decade. I will continue to advocate for my clients, embracing new technology and being open to business and industry changes.”
On a personal level, Dixon invests significant time, effort and funds, along with his GT3, to support many charities through his passion for motorsport. From participating in and sponsoring the Thunderbolt Run (which provides tens of thousands of dollars in support for Beyond Blue and Prostate Cancer), to organising and running the Track Knights for Amira charity night where 28 Exotic Supercars raised funds through passenger laps in wet conditions, Dixon states “this is our time to give back to the community and those in need. My friendships and association with those seeking to do the same, allows us to contribute to those less fortunate and raise funds and awareness”.
He adds: “To be able to give back to the community is rewarding and fulfilling. I am honoured to be in a position where I can raise funds for those less fortunate and in need.”