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Growth, growth and more growth

2021-08-26T13:22:00+01:00

Far from a summer lull, the last few weeks have seen a surge in activity spanning fundraising, M&A, program launches and platform building in the US program sector.

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The US program sector – a growth story

2021-07-09T17:03:00+01:00

For those of you new to Program Manager, or to our parent title The Insurer, we launched a new platform in the midst of the pandemic restrictions called The Insurer TV.

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Platforms for growth

2021-05-19T16:28:00+01:00

New turnkey MGA platforms are emerging in the program sector looking to provide a home for underwriting teams and seek growth opportunities in a burgeoning marketplace…

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Performance assessments: catalyst for further change?

2021-04-21T19:29:00+01:00

There are less than two weeks before the 3 May deadline for feedback on the methodology that will drive Best’s Performance Assessment for MGAs, MGUs, program administrators and other delegated underwriting authority enterprises (DUAEs).

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Under the ratings agency spotlight

2021-03-17T18:48:00+00:00

News this week that AM Best is introducing performance assessments – or Best’s PA – for MGAs, MGUs, program administrators and other so-called delegated underwriting authority enterprises (DUAEs) is likely to meet with a mixed response in the programs sector.

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Fertile ground in the program sector draws fresh interest

2021-01-20T13:25:00+00:00

Opportunities to access specialty insurance business and potential fee income continue to attract the attention of capacity providers to the US program sector.

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The MGA-carrier hybrid strategy

2020-12-23T16:42:00+00:00

News this morning that Ambac has agreed a deal to buy MGU Xchange as part of its two-pillar fee-business and carrier platform strategy is the latest example of evolution in the US program sector as distribution players look to access stable sources of capacity.

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Craving contact in a people business

2020-12-14T20:41:00+00:00

There is no denying that the program sector has continued to be vibrant and dynamic in 2020, despite the impact of Covid-19. But in a market that thrives on relationships, the craving for contact is palpable.

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European giants look to seize US commercial risk opportunity

2020-12-10T15:37:00+00:00

One of the most noteworthy aspects of Munich Re’s investor day commentary this week was the decision to further shift its business mix towards primary specialty growth.

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E&S drive continues

2020-11-12T18:23:00+00:00

With the US Q3 reporting season now at an end, pricing conditions in the booming E&S market were a regular topic of discussion on earnings calls with management.

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Access all areas

2020-10-14T17:00:00+01:00

In a “normal” year it’d be about this time we’d be finalizing our schedules, putting the slacks and sports jackets into the cleaners and prepping up for Target Markets.