Agents & Brokers News

Miller Appoints Milner to Help Build Cyber & Technology Book

Miller, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has hired Simon Milner, in a production and broking role in the cyber and technology area. In a press release, Miller said the appointment underlines its plans to build on the growth …

My Favorite Underwriters

Your Sales iQ  By David Connolly       The role of today’s Underwriter is complex.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They must be gatekeepers, relationship managers, marketers and sales managers. As Agents, we must understand, and respect these differing and often conflicting …

Brokerslink Chairman Says Brokers and Broker Networks Must Adapt or Decline

Speaking at the 3rd Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Jose Manuel Fonseca, chairman of Brokerslink, told delegates that, in order to address global challenges, brokers and broker networks must adapt or decline. Highlighting consolidation as a major challenge, Fonseca said …

Insurance Journal, Channel Harvest Launch Survey on Agent-Carrier Relationships

Channel Harvest Research, in partnership with Insurance Journal, is conducting its 2015 national survey of agents’ attitudes about their carrier partners. This is the seventh annual study on key aspects of the property/casualty independent agent-carrier relationship. Agents and brokers have …

Merger of Hyperion & RK Harrison Approved by Boards, Shareholders

Hyperion Insurance Group Limited and RK Harrison Holdings Limited announced the signing of the terms of agreement for the merger of the two London-based businesses, following approval by the two companies’ respective boards and shareholders. The transaction remains subject to …

SIAA Grew Premium to $5.7B, Signed 410 New Member Agencies in 2014

SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) said it grew premium by $901 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion, with 80 percent of its growth coming from existing member agencies. Premium growth with SIAA’s strategic partner companies was up more than $576 …

Towergate Wins Creditor Support for $1.5 Billion Restructuring

Towergate Finance plc said it has enough creditor support to restructure 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) of debt in U.K. courts. The plan was agreed by more than 75 percent of the insurance broker’s secured and unsecured debt holders, the threshold required …

Ardian Agrees to Buy JLT’s Stake in Siaci St Honoré

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced that Ardian has agreed to buy JLT’s 26.2 percent stake in Milestone, the holding company of Siaci St Honoré, JLT’s French associate. This offer extends to all shareholders, JLT said. The transaction will be …

Agent-Broker Profitability Reaches Record 21% for 2014: Reagan Consulting

Agent-broker profitability reached 21 percent for 2014, a new record for the Reagan Consulting Organic Growth and Profitability (OGP) survey that began tracking profitability for agencies in 2008. That median profitability for EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) …

Aon Reports $3.3 Billion Q4 Total Revenue; $12 Billion FY

Aon has reported fourth quarter total revenue of $3.3 billion, and $12 billion for the full year. Other highlights for the fourth quarter include the following: – Organic revenue growth of 6 percent – Operating margin increased 320 basis points …