Highlights from our 7 July 2016 conference

The second MGAA one day conference, held at Grange Tower Hill London, was a huge success with in excess of 400 members registered to attend.  Feedback has been hugely positive with interest in next year’s conference. 
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Video highlights

James Gerry, Chairman, MGAA and Chairman, GB Underwriting Ltd.

Mark Heath, Global Portfolio Solutions, headline conference sponsor - AIG

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Tom Bolt, President, Southern Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance.

Image highlights


Panel discussion:  The Evolving Requirements of MGAs and Insurer Partners

Chair:  Tom Bolt
Panel:  Darren Doherty; John McClelland; Alastair Speare-Cole; James Weatherstone

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Panel discussion:  Building Personal Professionalism and a Corporate Culture

Chair: Sian Fisher CII

Panel:  Simon Graham CII; Duncan Minty – Duncan Minty Consultancy; Jennette Newman – BLM and Angela Peacock – People Development Team

The panel members discussed the importance of personal professionalism and creating a corporate culture that supports this. The panel offered ideas on how MGA management can inspire their staff and encourage them to pursue professional qualifications. They also explored the role of mentoring and debated some of the issues around ethics and professionalism.

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Panel discussion:  MGAs, the Regulatory Horizon

Chair:  David Coupe, EC3\Legal

Panel:  Sara Ager - EC3\Legal, Mark Davies - Grant Thornton UK LLP, Charles Manchester - Manchester Underwriting Management Limited, Finlay Smith - RSA Insurance PLC

MGAs are facing increased attention from the regulator. The customer journey, conduct risk and the MGA’s ability to control its own business risk are very quickly becoming distinguishing features and a business differentiator in the already crowded SME space.  This panel of industry specialists discussed how the management of delegated authorities, conduct risk and conflicts of interests remain hot topics for the MGA business and how if managed properly can be the means by which to attract and retain good capacity.

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