Insurance Covid-Cast episode 12: Newsmaker special with Partners& CEO Phil Barton and chair Stuart Reid
In the latest Insurance Post and Insurance Age video cast brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we present the latest in a series of newsmaker specials focusing on the people behind the lockdown headlines.
Millionaire maker: From setting up one of the first consolidators to becoming an investor in start-ups, Chris Blackham reflects on the highs and lows of selling-up and shares his vision for the future
Blog: When is a consolidator, not a consolidator? The question Barton, Jelf and Reid’s Partners& hopes to answer
This week saw the launch of new broking business Partners&, bringing together a quintet of players to form a business which is positioning itself as distinctly anti-consolidator. Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift looks at what this means; and…
Reid chats to Insurance Age about his return to the market, being approached by private equity houses and why there are lots of opportunities for smaller brokers in the current market.
Exclusive: The former Bluefin and Gallagher boss says he is taking on a number of new roles, with the rest to be revealed in the near future.
With Marsh merging its three networks under one banner and consolidation continuing to reduce the pool of potential broker members, Martin Friel investigates what the future holds for networks.
Exclusive: The business transformed from a broker to a network and franchise model last year.
David Hopwood promises the business "won't ignore" members' reasons for joining a particular network.
Ida Axling predicts further changes on the networks scene after Marsh Commercial combines its three propositions.
Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership to become single networks proposition led by David Hopwood as Marsh Commercial seeks to align more closely with Marsh.
As Brewin is set to retire no replacement has been announced for the network which became part of Marsh following its 2015 Jelf acquisition.
The former Axa and Bluefin director remains in his role at broker Hamilton Fraser.
Insurance Age understands redundancies of around three figures are on the cards as the former Jelf business undergoes a restructure under Anthony Gruppo.
As Marsh rebrands Jelf, Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift reflects on the passing of another name heavily associated with noughties broker consolidation
Brokers say Marsh's "inevitable" move could lead to staff exits and a shift away from local service as Jelf rebrands to Marsh Commercial.
Robin Thomson will take the role from Ann Bowyer, who remains with the business.
The broker warned that some local offices would be merged following its deals with Clark Thomson, Bluefin and JLT as it rebrands to Marsh Commercial.
The managing general underwriter, previously Bluefin Underwriting, is looking to develop more products and expand into new lines of business.
Current incumbent, Paul Drake, is set to retire from his role at Marsh-subsidiary, Victor Insurance UK.
The businesses emphasised that the talks were in a preliminary stage.
Aviva's claim that it would disrupt the market with its new subscription-style product got brokers talking in the final month of the year.
Hopwood on being owned by Marsh, restructuring the networks division and why he wants brokers to remain independent.
One year on a Freedom of Information of request from Insurance Age reveals the timeline of events.
CEO Robert Organ on bringing the business together, learnings from Bluefin and why Tasker will not become a new consolidator.