FD Beck Insurance Brokers

History

The history of FD Beck Insurance Brokers dates way back to 1898 when J T D Beck founded a real estate business which included an agency for insurance. From there Frank Beck founded a brokerage in 1936 and during the 1950s Frank Beck’s sons joined the company and the legal name was changed from F.D. Beck & Co. Pty Ltd to F.D. Beck and Sons Pty Ltd. In 1981, Ray Pascoe became co-owner of F.D. Beck and Sons Pty Ltd trading as FD Beck Insurance Brokers and in the 1990’s Ray Pascoe took over the business. In 2008 Ray’s son Simon joined the business and in 2010 his other son Matt followed. The current business is overseen by Simon and Matthew Pascoe, both of whom have enjoyed accomplished insurance careers to date locally and overseas.

Why choose FD Beck Insurance Brokers?

With the expertise and flexibility to adapt to your needs we help remove any uncertainty that can surround your insurance policy placement. Our ability access to specialized markets, undertake portfolio reviews and where appropriate help initiate risk management procedures ensures that you – our client, can make fully informed business decisions by having a greater awareness of the risk and importantly what balance sheet / risk transfer can take place.

Simon Pascoe

For the past 20 years Simon has enjoyed a career in the Insurance industry as both a broker and underwriter. Prior to being a director at FD Beck Simon had a successful 8‐year management career with one of the worlds largest general insurers, which saw him deal with and structure insurance programs for some of Australia’s largest insurance purchasers.

Simon Pascoe - FD Beck Insurance

Matthew Pascoe

To date Matthew has enjoyed an 18‐year career both locally and abroad in the capacity as insurance broker and insurer. Prior to joining FD Beck Matthew held the position of underwriting manager for one of the country’s largest professional and financial risk insurance providers and recently undertook a 2‐year management contract with a Lloyds of London Insurance Syndicate. Both of these roles are in addition to the 4 years that were spent with one of the country’s largest insurance broking firm where he once again specialized in tailoring insurance products to meet the needs of professional service providers.

Membership / Affiliations

Steadfast

FD Beck is part of the largest insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand, the Steadfast Group. Comprised of over 340 brokerages spread across more than 1100 offices, the Steadfast Group generated over $6 billion in sales in FY16. This scale gives Steadfast flexibility and influence when negotiating with major insurers on behalf of Steadfast brokers and results in us being able to provide our customers with access to multiple insurance companies, a broad range of products, competitive pricing and valuable advice.

As a Steadfast Broker we feel we are true to their motto “Strength when you need it”. We provide strength not only when quoting on your insurance requirements but also throughout the cover period, at renewal time and provide extra strength should the need arise to make a claim.

National Insurance Brokers Association​

Testimonials

  • Peacock Bros | FD Beck
    Dear Matt, thank you very much for helping us work through our most recent claim and policy renewal period. Your assistance in meeting with ourselves, the insurers loss adjustor and general communication through the renewal period has been first class.
    Ryan McGrath | General Manager at Peacock Bros Pty Ltd:
    With 126 years of experience and over 12,000 satisfied customers Peacock Bros has grown into one of the ANZ region’s largest providers of identification, tracking and mobility solutions in the supply chain. Originally a printing business, Peacock Bros now manufactures high quality labels, tags, and thermal ribbons, and installs / supports world-leading printing and data capture equipment from brands such as Zebra Technologies (Motorola), Honeywell and Datalogic.
  • DTA Australia | FD Beck
    To Matt and Simon, thanks again for the ongoing service and assistance in helping us through our most recent insurance renewal. After a long standing business relationship your, great customer service, education and attention to detail remains outstanding.
    Shaun Cozens | Managing Director at DTA Australia Pty Ltd:
    With a history spanning over 40 years this 100% Australian owned and operated family business is engaged in the manufacture, importation and distribution of industry leading quality tools, trims and machinery for the wall and floor market. With both national and international operations they are able to not only service the Australasian tiling, hardware and flooring industries but have extended overseas including both New Zealand and the United States of America.
  • Latitude 37 | FD Beck
    FD Beck is proactive and always looking to provide a solution to our business needs. At each and every renewal, no matter how small the premium, FD Beck investigates whether there might be a better provider for our business considering not just premiums but the entire product. Enjoying the growth that Latitude 37 has been through over the last few years has come with its challenges and it has been of great comfort to know the FD Beck have all of our insurance needs in hand.
    Nick Warren | Chief Financial Officer at Latitude 37 Holdings Pty Ltd
    Latitude 37 is one of Melbourne’s most awarded HIA and MBAV custom home builders, including the HIA ‘2015 Australian Professional Medium Builder’ award. These awards recognize their professional business management, client service, construction delivery and among other things as being the best in its class in Australia. Established in 2006 their Vision is Simple – Happy Clients, Great Homes.
  • Vino Mofo | FD Beck
    Thank you very much for the continued service and communication in managing both our insurance and risk management program. Your ability to arrange insurance both locally and more recently for our overseas operations has been seamless and your involvement in settling our recent claim gives us the confidence that we are dealing with an expert in the insurance field.
    Krista Diez-Simson | Head of Finance at VinoMofo Pty Ltd
    Vinomofo is an online wine store which promises to change your wine purchasing experience. Started in 2007 by two brothers-in-law, André Eikmeier and Justin Dry, the business wanted to disrupt the wine industry which, according to them, had grown conservative and intimidating for consumers.
  • Catch of the Day | FD Beck
    Since being appointed to manage our insurance some five plus years ago you have not only educated us as to the intricacies of the various insurance policies but have shown us the value of effective risk transfer and stressed that coverage not price should be the determining factor in finalising any insurance policy. Your ongoing communication, open dialogue and personal engagement throughout the policy period provides us with the confidence that we need to concentrate and grow our business.
    Mark Spencer | General Manager Finance at Catch Group Pty Ltd
    The Melbourne-based ecommerce business has now been operating for more than ten years in Australia and sells an item every 2.8 seconds and ships out more than 8,000 orders per day. Catch of the Day was also recently voted as Australia’s favourite online retail at the ORIAS and as recognised as the 3rd biggest retail site in Australia.