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Castel Appoints Chief Operating Officer To Support Growth Plans

Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel), the club-style MGA formation platform, has today announced the appointment of Mark Posner as its chief operating officer. He will report to chief executive officer, Mark Birrell, and lead the continued development of Castel’s scalable business processes, operational functions and management information provision. Prior to joining Castel, Mr Posner was operations manager at […]

MGA poll identifies organic growth through new product lines as main strategic priority

Members of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) are prioritising the development of new business lines and products to drive organic growth over the next three years according to the first MGAA Matters survey. MGAA Matters is a research-based partnership between the MGAA and MGA start-up specialists Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel). It has been launched to […]

Altitude Risk Partners launches as the first underwriting cell on Castel’s MGA platform

Altitude Risk Partners has today become the first underwriting cell to utilise the Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel) club-style MGA platform to create a dynamic aerospace underwriting business. Launched in London with capacity from Barbican Insurance Group, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and Sompo Japan Insurance Inc on a quota share basis, Altitude Risk Partners will underwrite a […]

Castel’s collaborative club platform launched to fast-track creation of next generation MGAs

Castel Underwriting (Castel),a new club style MGA formation platform that provides experienced and entrepreneurial underwriters with stable capacity and a fast-track route to creating their own businesses, has been formally launched in London this week. Led by the former CEO of Wildnet, Mark Birrell, Castel has been specifically developed to support the ambitions of innovative […]

Castel Platform Supports MGAs With Capacity And Infrastructure

Barbican has recruited Wildnet’s Mark Birrell as head of a new platform to fast-track embryonic MGA operations. London market underwriting group Barbican has launched Castel Underwriting as a platform to help prospective managing general agents (MGAs), providing capacity support as well as handling infrastructure and compliance services for new firms looking to open niche underwriting […]