2020 MGAA Podcasts

Chartered status for Managing General Agents

Date:  Monday 2 March 2020
Location:  Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

The MGAA and the CII are delighted to invite you to the launch of the new professional designation for Managing General Agents: Chartered Insurance Underwriting Agents. 

The new title is available for both individuals and firms who meet the criteria, and sets the standard for professionalism in the sector.

In this short lunchtime event you will hear:
Melissa Collett, Professional Standards Director, CII
Peter Staddon, Managing Director, MGAA
Steve Jenkins, Development Director, CII
Melissa will speak about the Chartered ethos and the sector’s professional journey, with Peter giving his views on the MGAA’s vision for the sector.  The benefits and criteria for achieving Corporate Chartered Status will be outlined by Steve, followed by a Q&A.

MGAA General Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 18 February 2020
Location:  Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA
The 2020 MGAA General Meeting took place on Tuesday 18th February 2020 in the Old Library at Lloyd's.


Operating your MGA business from Guernsey
Date: 4 February 2020
Venue: ACORD Auditorium
Speakers:  Dominic Wheatley , CEO Guernsey Finance; Richard Tee , CEO Avantis; Jo Stoddart , CEO Locate Guernsey

MGAs often comment that the UK regulator misunderstands how they work and the huge benefit they bring to the UK markets, Guernsey Finance comment that MGAs should be looking for a regulator who both understands and welcomes new innovation.  Consequently if this is you then you should consider the huge benefits of operating your MGA business from Guernsey.

With over 1,000 Finance professionals such as fund managers, actuaries, lawyers and accountants this long established insurance hub has close historic links with the London Insurance market.  Guernsey also offers a uniquely responsive and supportive location for international insurance business

Dominic Wheatley, CEO Guernsey Finance, will outline the business environment and explain how MGAs can benefit from the Guernsey environment
Richard Tee, CEO Avantis, will explore how the Guernsey environment is a boost for MGA business
Jo Stoddart, CEO Locate Guernsey, will outline the benefits of locating to Guernsey

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, delegates will:
•    Explore the benefits of the Guernsey Insurance market
•    Understand the Guernsey regulatory environment and how that differs from the UK FCA
•    Explore the Island culture, leading to a greater business environment
•    Understand the benefits of an Island location

The Future at Lloyd’s: what it means for coverholders
Speaker: Paul Brady, Head of Policyholder and Third Party Oversight, Lloyds'
Date:  Wednesday 29 January 2020
Location:  ACORD Auditorium, 8th Floor 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AA

Paul Brady will provide an update on:

The Future at Lloyd’s; market performance; working culture; and local regulatory and compliance challenges.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the event, delegates will:

  • have a greater understanding of how the Future at Lloyd’s relates to delegated authority partners that work or are seeking to work with Lloyd’s;
  • understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive working culture in attracting the best talent;
  • gain insight into the continued focus on market performance;
  • come away with more knowledge about regulatory issues and what Lloyd’s can do to help.


Please accept our apologies - there is some interference on the recording.