Managing General Agency (MGA) News

K2 Insurance Services Launches International Re/insurance Platform in London

K2 Insurance Services, the underwriting and distribution specialist in the U.S. program insurance market, announced the launch of K2 International, a specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriting platform, based in London. K2 International has been created through the acquisition of Pioneer …

Cyber Underwriting Firm Envelop Risk Raises $6 Million in Funding

Envelop Risk, the UK cyber underwriting and risk analytics business, announced a Series A investment of approximately $6 million. The funding round was led by artificial intelligence specialist investor Alpha Intelligence Capital (AIC), with additional support from existing investors including …

MGA Platform OneAdvent Buys Property MGA Modus from CFC Underwriting

OneAdvent, a London-based managing general agent (MGA) platform, announced the acquisition of Modus Underwriting Ltd., a digital-first MGA focused on providing niche property insurance products to brokers across the UK. Modus was purchased from CFC Underwriting for an undisclosed amount. …

Specialist MGA Lions Gate Expands Canada Offering with Environmental Insurance Cover

Lions Gate Underwriting, the Vancouver-based specialist managing general agent, has launched a new Environmental Insurance product as part of its coverage offering. The program is being underwritten by Great American Insurance Group, which backs a number of Lions Gate products, …

Sompo Int’l Forms Agricultural Insurance Partnership with Portuguese MGA ATLAS

Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that its global agriculture platform, AgriSompo, has entered into a partnership with Portuguese managing general agent ATLAS Segurmina, to offer innovative crop insurance solutions …

UK MGA Aqueous Underwriting Offers COVID-Crisis Help for Hospitality, Leisure Clients

Aqueous Underwriting, a London-based managing general agent, has responded to the coronavirus crisis with a package of measures designed to help its clients in the food, hospitality and leisure sectors, which were forced to closed or curtail operations when the …

Tokio Marine HCC to Buy MGA GCube, Renewable Energy Specialist

Tokio Marine HCC has agreed to snatch up GCube, a managing general agent with a focus on renewable energy risks. The deal is expected to close in the 2020 second quarter, pending the usual regulatory approval process and other customary …

Wholesale Broker H.W. Kaufman Finalizes Purchase of UK’s Barbican Protect

H.W. Kaufman Group announced the closing of its acquisition of Barbican Protect Ltd., effective March 3. Barbican Protect, an MGA that specializes in commercial property, casualty, financial lines and marine across the United Kingdom, joins the Kaufman family of companies …

SCOR Buys Majority Stake in Brazil MGA with Agricultural Specialty

Global reinsurer SCOR said it has acquired a majority stake in AgroBrasil, an MGA focused on distributing fruit and grain loss of crop quality and yield insurance protection to Brazilian farmers. Neither side disclosed financial details. Paris-based SCOR has partnered …

Pro Global and VIPR Form Partnership to Deliver End-to-End Solution for MGAs

Pro Global Holding Ltd., global re/insurance outsourcing and consulting specialists have formed a partnership with VIPR, a software provider that focuses on delegated authorities. This move will see the two combine their expertise in the areas of bordereaux and coverholder …