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Castel appoints Mark Sambridge to new binding authority management role

20 July 2016 – Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited (Castel), the club-style MGA formation platform, has appointed Mark Sambridge as binding authority manager. In this newly created role, Mark will also be responsible for the development, management and governance of all Castel’s binding authority arrangements. This includes the development and ongoing monitoring of the firm’s binding […]

Altitude Expands Aviation Team With Audis Appointment

Altitude Risk Partners (Altitude), the global aviation and space underwriting business, has expanded its general aviation capabilities with the appointment of Martin Audis as senior underwriter. Audis joins from Starr Aviation where he was a senior underwriter for general aviation business. He has over 15 years’ experience in building and developing general aviation portfolios in […]

Castel CEO elected to MGAA Board

Mark Birrell, Chief Executive of Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel), the club-style MGA formation platform, has, today, been appointed as a board director of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA). Birrell’s appointment follows a formal ballot of the Association’s MGA membership to elect member representatives to the board. His directorship, for a three-year term, was ratified […]

Castel Targets African Reinsurance Business With Launch of First Corporate Underwriting Cell

Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel), the MGA platform has today launched its first corporate underwriting cell, working with One Re, a specialist African focused reinsurer, to target facultative reinsurance business across Sub-Saharan Africa. One Facultative Acceptances will be underwriting property and engineering facultative reinsurance portfolios for African-domiciled businesses. The capacity is led by A+ security rated […]

MGA Poll Shows Appetite For More Prominent Role In Insurance Claims Process

MGAs are keen to be more involved in the claims process; they view claims as a core competence and recognise its intrinsic link with underwriting according to the latest MGAA Matters Survey1. The fourth survey looks at the current role of MGAs in the claims process and their future plans to develop their claims functions […]