Peter Clune – Lockton

Lockton’s Clune: “Remarkable” recruitment supports 27% growth and record revenues in FY22


Lockton’s 2022 fiscal year ended with record revenue that increased by 27 percent – much of it organic – to $2.69bn, with CEO Peter Clune telling The Insurer that the “remarkable roster” of hires made over the past 12 months played a key role in the significant expansion.

Jim Donelon

LDI’s Donelon gives industry a “C” grade for post-Ida claims handling


Louisiana insurance commissioner Jim Donelon told this publication he would give the industry a “C” in grading its claims handling response to Hurricane Ida and other storms, and that his office is focused on passing legislative reform “on a daily basis”.


NFP posts 9.2% organic growth and 29.5% Ebitda margin in Q1 as Hammond highlights M&A pipeline


After ending the first quarter with consolidated organic revenue growth of 9.2 percent and an Ebitda margin of 29.5 percent, NFP’s chairman and CEO Doug Hammond has told The Insurer there is plenty of growth opportunity across the broker’s business with its M&A pipeline the best it has ever been.

Mark Cloutier Aspen

Cloutier: IPO or trade sale not the only options as Aspen activates earnings power


Aspen has put itself in a position where it could consider other strategic opportunities including M&A as its next step if depressed P&C sector valuations persist and conditions for a previously flagged IPO or trade sale are unappealing, according to the Bermudian’s CEO Mark Cloutier.

Nick Evers and Magnus Heimann – Accredited

The Continental shift


After strong premium and fee income growth in 2021, Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited (AIEL) expects 2022 to be a year of consolidation after a five-year build-out but continues to seek ‘best in class’ MGAs within its appetite. Program Manager talks to Nick Evers and Magnus Heimann about balancing opportunities in ...


Groenheide: Industry needs to tackle veiled bigotry head on


Former GuideOne executive Mark Groenheide has told this publication it is time for the insurance industry to confront the challenges it has faced in embracing diversity and inclusion and move beyond marketing campaigns and what some perceive as superficial efforts.

Brian Johnston – Genesis Legacy Solutions

Legacy start-up GLS eyes further LPTs and ADCs in fast-growing US run-off market


Genesis Legacy Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maiden Holdings, anticipates getting several more loss portfolio transfers and small acquisitions under its belt in 2022 while also continuing to provide adverse development covers as the nascent legacy specialist looks to take advantage of changing run-off attitudes in the US.


Putting the S back into ESG – why inclusive insurance is a win-win for all


The Microinsurance Network, an international non-profit organisation with a mission to extend the reach of insurance protection as a means of poverty alleviation, celebrates its 20th birthday this year. We spoke to Katharine Pulvermacher, the network’s executive director, to find out why she believes engaging with the organisation is a ...

Steve McGill

McGill and Partners now expecting 50+% organic growth after Q1 major account wins


McGill and Partners says it is now expecting organic revenue growth of “at least” 50 percent in 2022 after a strong first quarter saw a flurry of major new account wins.

RIMS and Axa XL

CEO Gunter says reinsurance division “very strategic” for Axa XL


Despite persistent rumours and reports of sale talks, Axa XL is not planning to sell its reinsurance unit, according to CEO Scott Gunter, although the division is looking to reposition its portfolio toward classes it believes offer acceptable returns.

James O’Gara and Steve McGill – McGill and Partners

McGill and Partners on track to be “next billion-dollar broker” as it recruits its 400th employee


McGill and Partners is on course to be the “next billion-dollar broker” with the 2019 specialist broking start-up targeting over 50 percent organic revenue growth for its third full year of operation, as revealed through conversations with CEO Steve McGill and private equity backer Warburg Pincus.

Jeff Consolino – Core Specialty

Core Specialty targets ~20% GPW growth in 2022 after breaking $2bn mark


Jeff Consolino has told this publication that Core Specialty’s gross premium written could increase around 20 percent this year after breaking the $2bn mark in its first full year after being recapitalised, with the president and CEO stating he would “relish the opportunity” to go public at the right time. ...

SpottedRisk and Media Guarantors

SpottedRisk shares Coda success and readies for European and D&O growth


Fresh from sharing in Coda’s success at the Oscars after its Media Guarantors platform wrote a completion bond for the film, MGA SpottedRisk is set to enter the UK and EU markets in addition to readying a D&O and E&O play, CEO Janet Comenos has told The Insurer.

Alfredo Honsberg

Mexican parametric launch aims to build resilience of smallholder farmers


Following the launch of a new Insurance Development Forum-backed sovereign risk transfer program to provide cover for Mexican smallholder farmers, Guy Carpenter’s Alfredo Honsberg outlines to ESG Insurer how the scheme will work in practice and how it will scale up following the pilot phase.

Aon US

Aon’s Bennett forecasts further growth of $60bn+ US MGA market


The $60bn-plus US MGA market will maintain its current growth trajectory for the foreseeable future with the sector buoyed by underwriting talent being drawn to the prospect of better remuneration and broader industry pricing that remains on the rise, Aon’s Doug Bennett has told Program Manager.

Elliot Richardson Howden

Howden Re: “We will be the fourth major global reinsurance broker”


Howden Re chairman Elliot Richardson has made a bold commitment that the firm will become the industry’s fourth-largest reinsurance broker “within five years”, as he prepares to welcome a raft of senior hires including new CEO Bradley Maltese.