Gallagher has appointed former managing director for broking at Brightside Derek Henry as MD of micro SME and personal lines within its UK retail division.
Simon Pearce and Insiyah Davenport have joined Lucida as CEO of the broking division and group chief risk officer.
Brendan McCafferty has joined the board of NPA Insurance and Peach Pi as a non-executive director.
Former BGL boss Matthew Donaldson and ex-Hastings chairman Neil Utley have been appointed as non-executive directors at Markerstudy Group.
West Midlands-based motor broker Think Insurance has appointed Russell Bence as its commercial director, Post can reveal.
Former BGL boss Matthew Donaldson and ex-Hastings chairman Neil Utley have taken on directorships in a Markerstudy company, Post can reveal.
Hiscox has moved to strengthen the board expertise in its two UK legal entities with the appointments of Mark Cliff, James Illingworth and Jane Hayes as independent non-executive directors.
EY: motor market to return to loss in 2021; Canopius unveils algorithmic MGA; Kitsune sold to XS Direct
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Changing consumer behaviour, the economic climate and a review of pricing practices are some of the challenges facing the motor insurance sector currently. Our research looked in more depth at how these changes might impact the sector, its pricing and…
Former Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty has left the broker following its purchase by Markerstudy, with the rest of Brightside’s leadership team to follow and the possibility of role reductions for more junior staff, Post can reveal.
The longer the pandemic goes on the more profound and permanent the changes in the world of work are likely to be. The broking market has responded well, especially since it once prided itself on the importance of face-to-face deals. Post asks what this…
Markerstudy has appointed former Tesco Bank CEO Benny Higgins as its group chairman.
Post investigates whether the insurance industry is welcoming of returners who have had a career gap, assessing the programmes in place to support them and the range of skills, experience, motivation and fresh perspective that they can bring to an…
The Covid-19 crisis has turbo charged the market to make digital changes in months rather than years but there is still more to be done for brokers to stay relevant, says Brendan McCafferty, CEO of Brightside Group.
There will be no job losses from Markerstudy buying Brightside with the brand and Bristol office being kept, Gary Humphreys, group underwriting director at Markerstudy, told Post.
For the record: Brightside sold to Markerstudy; Aviva acquires Axa XL HNW team; Aston Lark buys Bruce Stevenson and Inflexion invests in broking again
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
By 2022 the European Union will make some advanced driver assistance systems mandatory for new cars. Ed Murray asks how the market is preparing for this and how it is keeping up with the current Adas equipped cars in the car park
For the record: The week in deals featuring Aston Lark, GRP, PIB, Marsh, MS Amlin, Nexus, Partners& and Sedgwick
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week
Welcome to episode nine of Fully Comp, Post’s video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
Brightside’s decision to put car and van managing general agent Kitsune into run-off has reinforced the need for volume and specialism, according to experts who warned that entering the market now would not be for the faint-hearted.
Brightside has decided to put car and van managing general agent Kitsune into run-off less than two years after it was launched, CEO Brendan McCafferty has revealed.
Video: Driving change in insurance and rebuilding trust in the market - both during and after the pandemic
Pre- or post Covid, insurance has been on the cusp of major change for a number of years.
Brightside’s Brendan McCafferty on why the insurance industry needs to get real on its social contract
The insurance industry needs to find the right answers quickly if it is going to rebuild its reputation with the public, particularly after the recent business interruption court case and dual pricing headlines, says Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty.
Managing general agents and coverholder brokers remain optimistic about the sector’s prospects despite warnings from lawyers on the implications of the recent business interruption court case.