Stephen Catlin, XL Catlin, closed the The Managing General Agents' Association's Third Annual Conference on 4 July with his keynote address.
From start up to fully fledged virtual insurer, from private ownership to private equity; in recent years we've witnessed a series of evolutions in the MGA space.
This panel debates the lifecycle /stages / evolution of an MGA talking through setting one up, growing organically, by acquisition, investment, looking for succession or exit.
Chair: Michael Mendelowitz, Head of Legal and Compliance ERGO
Panel: Karen Beales, MD UK General, Olly Laughton-Scott, Partner IMAS, Jason Anthony, Founder MGAM Limited, David Howden, CEO Hyperion
At the inaugural InsureTech Connect Conference last year, leading commentators cast doubt on the idea of InsureTechs becoming carriers, suggesting they are better off starting out as MGAs.
Who are the current avante garde disrupters? What does it take to start one and what does it mean for incumbent MGAs?
Chair: Mark Geoghegan, MD The Insurance Insider
Panel: Paolo Cuomo, Principal The Boston Consulting Group, Graham Elliott, CEO Azur Underwriting, Chris Lee-Smith, Global Head of Alternative Distributions ArgoGlobal, Alan Thomas, CCO Simply Business, Andrew Rear, CEO Munich Re Digital Partners
View the MGA Review 2017.