Consolidation

Interview: Paul Greensmith, Axa XL

Having been through one merger already Axa XL’s UK CEO Paul Greensmith, took the most recent change in his stride. But he explains to Jen Frost that, even though his part of the business is now part of the behemoth Axa, it will retain its agility,…

Editor's comment: Broker rebellion?

May is upon us and that means that thousands of insurance brokers are preparing for the annual camp out in Manchester to hear what their trade body the British Insurance Brokers’ Association is doing for them, plans to do for them and how insurers can…

Interview: Michael Rea, Gallagher

With Gallagher re-entering the M&A game after a four year hiatus, Michael Rea spoke to Harry Curtis about what makes a good deal, how consolidation is changing, why restrictive covenants need to be upheld and the Ardonagh court case

Analysis: Iprism moving beyond Gable

Managing general agent Iprism's latest accounts show profits dived and tens of millions of pounds was wiped off the valuation of the company, following the demise of former unrated insurer partner Gable.

Interview: Amanda Blanc, Zurich

Amanda Blanc’s move from Axa to Zurich was perhaps the most talked about people move of 2018. The Association of British Insurers chair spoke to Jen Frost about her plans for the business in the coming year

Analysis: Review of 2018

The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…

Axa and Allianz strike latest GRP broker deals

Axa has taken on the agency for the commercial combined and fleet business portfolios for GRP’s ‘south-eastern hub’ Green Insurance Group (Greens), while Allianz has made a bespoke agreement with GRP’s Sagar, McGrady’s and Abbey Bond Lovis to take on…

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