The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) at The Ohio State University officially announced that Chubb, the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, has joined Grant Thornton and Cisco as a 2019 sponsor.

Chubb will play an integral role in this year’s research, featuring topics including digital transformation, workplace culture, and mergers and acquisitions, among others, to help drive growth in the middle market.

“On behalf of the National Center for the Middle Market, we are thrilled to have Chubb on board, along with our other partners, Grant Thornton and Cisco, to offer guidance and insight into their areas of expertise,” said Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director of the NCMM. “The middle market is a sector that often gets overlooked but is a major driving force for the overall U.S. economy. This collaboration will strengthen our ability to continue providing groundbreaking insights and analyses to propel job growth and competitiveness, especially within the middle market sector.”

Throughout the year, the NCMM hosts and participates in numerous events, in addition to funding groundbreaking research reports, including its highly regarded quarterly Middle Market Indicator report (MMI). As part of this collaboration, Chubb will engage with the NCMM and other sponsors on a number of joint initiatives, participating in studies to uncover key trends and emerging opportunities for the middle market, and sharing these learnings through reports, webinars and other vehicles.

“Chubb is pleased to help further the NCMM’s mission to provide quality research and valuable market analysis,” said Paul Lewis, Executive Vice President, Industry Practice Leader, Commercial Insurance, Chubb. “This type of insight is critical to helping middle market companies anticipate challenges and make informed decisions, including how to mitigate risk and best-position themselves to take advantage of opportunities.”

Chubb offers a wide range of traditional and specialty insurance products and services, plus risk mitigation strategies to ensure that companies have responsive insurance solutions in place to address a range of potential gaps and exposures.

“With the business environment evolving at a rapid pace, it is important for us to help our agents and brokers better understand the impact of the economy and technology on their middle market clients,” said Daniel Cenzano, Head of Marketing and Communications for North America Commercial Insurance, Chubb. “Chubb’s work with the NCMM underscores our investment in our partners, and will help support our efforts to empower them with timely and actionable intelligence.”