Charles Manchester, Chairman MGAA, and Roger Bickmore, Group Strategic Development Director, Tokio Marine Kiln - Principal Sponsor of the Conference.

Keynote speaker

Stephen Catlin

Stephen Catlin the founder of Catlin Group Limited and until recently Executive Deputy Chairman of XL Catlin, will be the keynote speaker at the Managing General Agents’ Association’s third annual conference and capacity exchange taking place in London on Tuesday, 4th July.

Catlin, an insurance market veteran of over 40 years, will address an estimated 500 representatives of managing general agents (MGAs), capacity providers and suppliers at the event. He will share his experience and the insight gained from establishing and growing the market-leading underwriting business that shares his name. Also, highlighting the importance of professionalism in the MGA sector. 

Evolution of an MGA: survival of the fittest

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From start up to fully fledged virtual insurer, from private ownership to private equity; in recent years we've witnessed ‎a series of evolutions in the MGA space.

This panel debates the lifecycle /stages / evolution of an MGA talking through setting one up, growing organically, by acquisition, investment, looking for succession or exit.

Chair: Michael Mendelowitz, Head of Legal and Compliance, ERGO
Panel: Jason Anthony, Founder MGAM Limited; Karen Beales, MD UK General; Olly Laughton-Scott, Partner IMAS; David Howden, CEO Hyperion

Michael Mendelowitz
Head of Legal and Compliance, ERGO

Olly Laughton-Scott

Jason Anthony
MGAM Limited

Karen Beales
UK General

David Howden

CEO, Hyperion

The InsureTech Revolution: what does it mean for MGAs

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At the inaugural InsureTech Connect Conference last year, leading commentators cast doubt on the idea of InsureTechs becoming carriers, suggesting they are better off starting out as MGAs.

Who are the current avante garde disrupters? What does it take to start one and what does it mean for incumbent MGAs?

Chair: Mark Geoghegan, MD The Insurance Insider
Panel: Paolo Cuomo, Principal The Boston Consulting Group; Graham Elliott, CEO Azur Underwriting; Chris Lee-Smith, Global Head of Alternative Distributions, Argo Global; Andrew Rear, CEO Munich Re Digital Partners; Alan Thomas, CCO Simply Business

Mark Geoghegan
The Insurance Insider

Andrew Rear
Munich Re Digital Partners

Paolo Cuomo
The Boston Consulting Group

Alan Thomas
Simply Business

Graham Elliott
Azur Underwriting

Chris Lee-Smith