Interviews

Mark Bower-Dyke

Be Wiser plans acquisitions and new AI technology to grow business

Be Wiser chairman Mark Bower-Dyke talks about his plans to return the business to growth

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McCafferty puts focus on broking with 18-month Brightside investment plan

McCafferty spells out which areas of the business will receive investment and how he is shaping Brightside as a ‘2020s broker’

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Marsh UK boss Lay opens up on integration of ‘feisty’ JLT

Marsh’s UK and Ireland chief executive says the $5.6bn deal has had an impact on the personality of both Marsh and JLT

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Interview: Adrien Cohen - the Tractable founder blazing a trail in insurtech

Insurtech has both the data and the AI as it hopes to live up to the hype

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Distribution model facing fundamental change, MGAA head warns brokers

MGAA chief executive Peter Staddon speaks to Insurance Times about brokers ‘screwing the system,’ capacity problems facing MGAs and how to attract new talent

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Catlin and Brand detail recipe for success with Convex

Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand are back and making waves already with their new start-up venture Convex. Insurance Times spoke with the pair to discuss why they are getting back in the game and why they have a specific advantage over rival insurers

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Hastings’ CFO seeks ‘balance’ on premiums and costly claims inflation

It follows the release of the insurers H1 results this morning that saw shares plummet amid claims inflation but GWP was up 3%

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eTrading Report findings: ‘Where next?’ with Polaris’ Simon Bloomfield

Insurance Times’ recent report on e-Trading made fascinating reading – and included several insights for insurers, brokers and software houses to consider. Simon Bloomfield, imarket product manager at Polaris reflects on the findings

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CLS: the £350m MGA looking to ‘grow by 40% in two years’ through broker partnerships

The Munich Re-backed MGA looks to grow its broker book to grow the business “by 40% in the next two years.”

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Peter Montanaro interview: Brokers must play their part in Lloyd’s future

The man charged with delivering Lloyd’s six transformation initiatives talks exclusively to Insurance Times

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People Moves

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Ecclesiastical’s UK GI managing director to retire next year

He has spent 35 years working in insurance

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Clive Nicholls to retire from Crawford and Co

He has worked at the firm for over a decade

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JLT staff exodus not a crisis, insists Marsh’s Dan Glaser

Several senior figures have left JLT, but rate of attrition not out of the ordinary, Marsh insists

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Aspen selects new chief executive amid management reshuffle

Two new co-chief underwriting officers will replace the new recruit’s previous role

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