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.
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MGA to focus on new products and specialisms as well as acquisition to double its premium income by 2021.
Lalley had been CIO at GRP for a year.
Last week Insurance Age exclusively revealed that Aviva has pulled GRP’s agency.
The broker will work with Shawbrook Bank in order help support its network members with M&A aims.
Tasker takes on newly created role after leaving Tasker Insurance Group in August last year.
Emmanuel Kenning asks if the FCA will be looking at the concept of brokers owning MGAs.
Equity release offering available to Marsh ProBroker, Purple Partnership and Bluefin Network members.
Siân Barton wonders how recent sell-offs may affect the shape of the market.
Bluefin being fined £4m by the FCA dominated the interest of Insurance Age’s readers in the final month of there year. There were two stories in the top five but there was also room for a new MGA, a fraud court case and another look at Amazon’s insurance…
Bluefin's £4m FCA fine has shaken the market and Ida Axling wonders whether this is just the first of many similar stories to come.
Last week the regulator fined Bluefin £4m for misleading its customers.
A booze ban at Lloyd's, Ageas, management changes at Marsh/Bluefin, a logo dispute and an FCA warning hit the headlines in February.