The different sources of funding for MBOs or selling up and leaving the business come under the microscope.
Will PE investment lead to more smaller regional brokers being snapped up?
Aviva’s Phil Bayles on being about clear about the goals when undertaking succession planning.
Having taken an overview of the market Aviva’s Phil Bayles looks in detail at how to prepare succession plans that meet the needs of staff and customers.
Phil Bayles, chief distribution officer, intermediaries at Aviva joins Insurance Age editor Emmanuel Kenning in the studio.
“Brokers have to give customers what they want and need in the way that they choose to buy”
US broking giant agrees £295m takeover deal with Axa that will see Bluefin and Jelf combined
“There definitely needs to be change. And it is only through such collective thinking and a combined effort that solutions will be found”
Ongoing buyouts fuel speculation in the broking market
Lloyds Bank's Bill Cooper explains why political instability in the UK has failed to dampen the verve of those on the broker acquisition trail.
CEO pledges to keep the broker on a steady growth trajectory and stick to strategy.
The most recent wave of consolidation could lead to a revamp of commission structures, which won’t be good for brokers or their clients, says Ian Stutz
There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc
Tony Cornell considers how insurers will cope with demands for more commission if acquisition activity picks up again
Returning to the market, Barbara Bradshaw sees the same mistakes being made and bemoans unequal access to finance
As consolidation picks up pace again, Paul Meehan looks at if any lessons have been learned from the last round of buyouts
“If… hundreds of players all have a little nibble, then they will need to get their funding from somewhere”
Broker works to rebuild trust after closing the deal with unsecured creditors
Change will be this year’s defining theme, says Bill Cooper, and small to medium-sized brokers are in a perfect position to exploit it
Jasper Martens shares his overview of 2014 and takes about how the line between broker, aggregator, and insurer is blurring.
The Chancellor’s prediction of strong growth in GDP could point to a resurgence for the commercial insurance market, says Paul Upton
Recent acquisitions and shareholder tension at consolidators puts model under the spotlight
Markerstudy Group underwriting director Gary Humphreys tells Caitlin Morrison why the firm courted Brightside and what prospects he sees for the market
Uncertainty around what the incoming Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wants from the broking industry is causing the greatest concern in the market and greater clarity must be given before damage is done.