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Texas Insurance Wholesalers Find Strength in Independence, Relationships

There’s no denying the robust mergers and acquisition trend among wholesale brokers in the property/casualty insurance industry nationwide, and Texas is no exception. But some Texas wholesale brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) with fiercely independent streaks say that while …

UK MGU StartPoint Taps Liberty Specialty’s Selby to Lead Financial Institutions Team

London-based managing general underwriter StartPoint Executive Risks has appointed Mark Selby as head of its newly created financial institutions underwriting practice. The FI practice is a complement to the current management liability underwriting practice and a next stage in the …

MGA Volante Obtains US$900M in Capacity to Support 9 Global Underwriting Teams

Volante Global Ltd., the new international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has successfully secured a US$900 million gross premium, multi-class, multi-territory “A+” capacity treaty agreement. The capacity will support nine new underwriting teams which will work across seven classes of …

Property MGA EPUL Offers Online Terrorism Cover as Pool Re Alternative in UK

European Property Underwriting Ltd. (EPUL), the London-based commercial property managing general agent (MGA), has launched a flexible UK and Northern Ireland terrorism solution offering cost-effective cover as an alternative to Pool Re. EPUL’s stand-alone terrorism policy provides material damage and …

Profile: Major Growth Plans Ahead for Schinnerer Group – Now Rebranded as ‘Victor’

Big changes are ahead at The Schinnerer Group, a managing general underwriter (MGU), which is getting a new name – Victor – and has some major expansion plans. From its current premium base of $1.2 billion, Victor has plans to …

Envelop Risk Appoints Hannover Re’s Chatterjee as Chief Underwriting Officer

Envelop Risk, a London-based cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, announced it has appointed Aritra (Ari) Chatterjee as chief underwriting officer. Chatterjee was formerly the lead cyber underwriter with Hannover Re (Bermuda), a line of business he helped to establish. …

Ensurance UK Launches Combined Construction Liability Product

Ensurance UK Ltd., the niche construction and engineering managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd’s coverholder, has launched a combined construction liability product, backed by Faraday Syndicate 435 at Lloyd’s. The new liability product extends Ensurance UK’s construction and engineering portfolio, …

Cyber Analytics Firm Envelop Risk Launches Cyber MGA

Envelop Risk, a London-based cyber insurance analytics firm, announced the launch of a cyber managing general agent (MGA). Envelop Risk provides cyber underwriting to re/insurers and partners with cyber security firms to deliver custom cyber insurance products for their customers. …

HWI International Launches MGA with Asian Focus: NuVu Underwriting Hong Kong

HWI International Group, the privately owned insurance business, has announced the launch of NuVu Underwriting Hong Kong Ltd., a new managing general agent (MGA) in Hong Kong, headed up by industry veteran Jeremy Austen. Subject to regulatory approval, NuVu Underwriting …

UK MGA Castel Specialty Launches Global Property Facultative Reinsurance Cover

Castel Specialty, the division of club-style MGA formation platform Castel Underwriting Agencies Ltd., has added a global property facultative reinsurance offering to its portfolio. Paul Witzenfeld joins Castel Specialty to underwrite a book of global property facultative reinsurance business targeting …