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Tom Downey: Pen Underwriting plans to use M&A to build ‘a much more specialist, niche business’

Chief executive strives for MGA to be ‘magic in the middle’ between capacity partners and brokers as it looks to hit £1bn GWP by year-end


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Opinion: How true is the claims ‘shop window’ adage?

Editor Katie Scott discusses whether a change in perspective around how claims are viewed could help improve customers’ perception of the industry

The Market

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Consolidation leads to capacity squeeze in HNW market

M&A of high net worth focused businesses has created ‘one of the hardest markets’ for placing these specialist risks, says broker managing director

The People

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Ant Middle: M&A will provide Ageas UK with ‘optionality for the future’

Chief executive eyes new product lines and M&A opportunities as personal lines insurer plots out its next three to five-year strategy



Backchat: June 2024

Aviva’s most common garden claim, a Biba inspired run, tackling the Three Peaks Challenge and a new cover for dogs with jobs. What has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…