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Newbridge Targets Emerging Political Violence & Terrorism Markets With Launch On Castel’s MGA Platform

24 June, 2015

Newbridge Risk Partners has launched today on the Castel Underwriting Agencies MGA formation platform to target political violence and terrorism risks. The new underwriting cell will be fully focused on the emerging markets regions including, but not limited to, MENA and the Gulf States, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin & South America and Asia regions. It will […]

Medical & Commercial International Targets Niche Liability Risks

24 May, 2015

Medical & Commercial International (MCI) is a medical and general liability underwriting cell targeting medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, clinical trial liability and commercial general liability risks.  MCI aims to provide brokers and their clients with a market-leading combination of broad underwriting appetite supported by specific industry sector experience. MCI is able to write risks for […]

Need for communication and entrepreneurial skills top MGA talent development poll

6 May, 2015

Communication and entrepreneurial skills are seen as the most important skills that UK MGAs require of their employees according to the third MGAA Matters Survey1. When asked what are key employee business skills – over and above literacy and numeracy – 89% of respondents cited communication. Negotiation (49%), sales (46%), IT (46%) followed in order […]

Castel Joins The Bureau To Maximise Operational Efficiency

1 May, 2015

Castel joins The Bureau to maximise operational efficiency As part of Castel Underwriting Agency’s strategy to maximise operating efficiency, the club-style MGA platform has this week joined the London Market Bureau.  Initially providing access to Altitude Risk Partners (ARP), its aerospace underwriting business, in future new Castel cells will also join The Bureau when launched. […]

40% Of UK MGAs To Pursue M&A Opportunities Over Next Three Years According To Poll

27 November, 2014

40% of UK MGAs are either currently involved in mergers and acquisitions or planning to pursue M&A opportunities during the next three years in order to grow, according to the second MGAA Matters survey. MGAA Matters is a research-based partnership between the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) and MGA start-up specialists Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel). […]

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