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Brokers & Distribution

Brokers provide a vital cog in the global specialty re/insurance marketplace, with their role continuingly evolving beyond a mechanism simply to place business. The advisory services provided by brokers now form a critical part of their value offering. The broking landscape is also shifting with major merger and acquisition activity creating opportunities for growing firms to expand in core markets and attract staff who have been displaced in the fallout from major deals.

State National to enter UK market

US programme heavyweight partners with sister business Markel International to target UK managing general agents

United Kingdom Markel

Lightyear Capital invests in broker Inszone

Private equity firm injects capital into US broking group alongside existing investor BHMS 

United States Broker

Ardonagh's Erotocritou appointed to Brokerslink board

Antony Erotocritou will represent Ardonagh Specialty on the broker network's board

London People moves

Viewpoint: MGA sector optimistic in face of economic challenges

Against the backdrop of economic uncertainty and political turbulence, confidence in the MGA market is as high as ever. What are the opportunities and challenges facing the sector as we head into 2024?

United Kingdom Lloyds

Howden launches Lloyd's-backed European cyber and tech E&O facility

Canopius and IQUW lead the facility that provides limits of up to €20m for mid-sized companies in Europe

Europe Lloyds

Bridge Specialty names Coles European CEO

Former Xenia chief Tim Coles to lead European operations of Brown & Brown's London wholesale business 

London Europe

Artex to rebrand cell facilities

Decision to rebrand Gallagher’s alternative risk and capital unit’s cell facilities to Artex Axcell seeks to ‘drive a consistent global approach’

Bermuda Broker

Tysers and HW Wood reach settlements with US over Ecuador bribes

Broker Tysers to pay $46m to resolve investigation by the Department of Justice

North America Broker

Canada's Westland names Thompson chief operating officer

Executive will oversee the Canadian broking group’s national operations

Canada Broker

No sign of new capital: Brindle

Fidelis MGU chief executive, Richard Brindle, says pricing will continue to improve amid a lack of new capacity and the impact of climate change on secondary perils

Bermuda Specialty

Arbol appoints Pro MGA to support UK launch

Move is part of climate risk specialist's UK expansion to serve insurance markets outside the US

United Kingdom Specialty

UIB co-founder Mounir Kabban dies

International re/insurance broker remembers ‘respected industry leader’ who launched firm in 1987 with brother and nephew

London Broker
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