Coverage of the Cover Holders and Risk Takers-Exchange Conferences
Duncan Dale, CEO, Dale Underwriting Partners, said his syndicate, which started three years ago, has broadened its operations and is actively penetrating the broker market.
Calvin Foster, managing director, NewCastle Risk Management Consulting, said larger brokerages must continue to pursue acquisitions or experience a growth slowdown, which would risk disappointing shareholders.
Robert Hilb, CEO, Hilb Group, said the London market formerly was dominated by large brokers and companies but is growing more hospitable to smaller specialized placements.
Scott Addis, CEO, Beyond Insurance, said agents and brokers must move beyond bidding for business and focus on consulting with insureds and diagnosing their risk needs.
Glenn Clark, president, Rockwood Programs, and founder, CHART-Exchange, said meaningful insurance agency growth comes from new risk products and programs, not simply from agencies buying one another.
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