Highlights from our 4 July 2017 conference

The third MGAA one day conference, held at Grange Tower Hill London, was a huge success with in excess of 630 members registered to attend.  Feedback has been hugely positive with interest in next year’s conference.  Scroll down to view images and listen to the podcasts from the various sessions.

MGAA Conference 2017 - Compilation

MGAA Conference 2017 Opening Address

Charles Manchester, Chairman of the MGAA, and Roger Bickmore, Strategic Development Director, of the MGAA's principal sponsor Tokio Marine Kiln, officially opened the Managing General Agents' Association's Third Annual Conference and Capacity Exchange on Tuesday 4 July 2017.

Listen to the address.

Keynote address at the MGAA 2017 Conference

Stephen Catlin, XL Catlin, closed the The Managing General Agents' Association's Third Annual Conference on 4 July with his keynote address.

Listen to the keynote address.

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Panel discussion:  Evolution of an MGA: survival of the fittest

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: Karen Beales, MD UK General, Olly Laughton-Scott, Partner IMAS, Jason Anthony, Founder MGAM Limited, David Howden, CEO Hyperion

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Panel discussion:  The InsureTech Revolution: what does it mean for MGAs?

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 ArgoGlobal, Alan Thomas, CCO Simply Business, Andrew Rear, CEO Munich Re Digital Partners

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Insurance Insider special supplement

Insurance Insider published a special supplement to mark the the MGAA's third conference.

View the MGA Review 2017.