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CRC sees M&A opportunities in transactional broking, MGA and binder segments


Despite heavy consolidation in the transactional wholesale brokerage space, big three firm CRC Group continues to eye opportunities to buy in the segment, as it also actively pursues M&A deals to continue the build-out of its MGA platform and binding authority business.

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Julian Enoizi – Pool Re copy

Pool Re: UK unlikely to see another uncapped Gov guarantee


An uncapped guarantee in a state-backed public-private partnership – similar to that currently possessed by Pool Re – is unlikely to be replicated in the UK in the future, Julian Enoizi has told The Insurer.

Julian Enoizi

Enoizi: Pool Re must retain “independence of thought” as a government body


Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi said it was critical the UK terrorism backstop retained the ability to “act innovatively and creatively” as it transitioned into a government body, but admitted he had not expected and did not welcome the decision to reclassify the reinsurer.

Mitch Blaser – Mosaic

Mosaic not a Covid reaction but pandemic will provide tailwinds: Blaser


Newly launched specialty start-up Mosaic “wasn’t a Covid marketplace reaction on any level”, the insurer’s CEO Mitch Blaser has insisted, but the pandemic has provided a tailwind “we didn’t really plan on or expect”, he told The Insurer TV.

David Priebe – Guy Carpenter

“Heightened volatility and prolonged uncertainty” to drive reinsurance demand in 2021 – Guy Carpenter’s David Priebe


Covid-19, climate change, cyber security and demographic changes are all contributing to heightened volatility across the risk landscape, which is driving prolonged periods of uncertainty and demand for reinsurance.

Stephen Catlin – Convex

Catlin warns industry is failing to acknowledge scale of losses in TV interview


Stephen Catlin has played down the impact of new capital on reinsurance renewal rate momentum, warning that the market is still only “at the beginning of a state of change”.

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The FCA Supreme Court verdict: what does it mean for reinsurers?


The Covid-19 BI disputes pendulum will now swing from insurers to the reinsurance market, following today’s FCA Supreme Court judgement which largely sided with policyholder arguments at the expense of the industry.

Greg Case – Aon

Case on Aon-WTW: “Together we will be stronger for colleagues and clients”


Aon CEO Greg Case reiterated his confidence that the broker’s merger with Willis Towers Watson will complete during the first half of 2021 and said the combined entity will be better placed to meet the unprecedented demand from clients for new solutions.

Greg Case – Aon

Aon’s Case: Industry response to pandemic has “not been enough” in call for greater innovation


Covid-19 has transformed the corporate agenda by raising board awareness of long-tail and systemic risks but the onus is now on the insurance industry to collectively rise to the challenge of meeting its client needs, according to Aon CEO Greg Case.

Peter Eastwood – BHSI

BHSI targets middle market and SME growth through programs and MGAs


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has set its sights on the middle market and SME segments with the carrier seeing plenty of opportunities to form partnerships with programs and MGAs, president and CEO Peter Eastwood has told The Insurer TV.

Greg Hendrick – Vantage

Vantage eyes late Q1 start for insurance business following “active” 1.1 renewal


After a “very active” 1 January reinsurance renewal, Vantage Risk is now targeting a “late first quarter, early second quarter” start date to begin writing insurance business, CEO Greg Hendrick has told The Insurer TV.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown – Lloyd's

Lloyd’s Carnegie-Brown: Product simplification and labelling critical to avoid repeat of BI disputes


Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown has called for product simplification and some standardisation of wordings as the industry seeks to avoid a repeat of the business interruption disputes that overshadowed its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown – Lloyd's

Carnegie-Brown: “Absolutely confident” Lloyd’s underwriting room will be here in 2030


Bruce Carnegie-Brown said he is confident the Lloyd’s underwriting room will still be here in 10 years’ time, but has acknowledged the need to rethink the purpose of the room to better meet the needs of market participants.

Scott Purviance – Amwins

New capital will not materially impact E&S pricing in short term: AmWINS CEO


Capital raised by start-ups and incumbents is unlikely to change hard E&S market dynamics in the short-term, according to Scott Purviance, CEO of wholesale giant AmWINS.