Managing general agents (MGAs)

THB Group to hit the acquisition trail

THB Group chief executive, Frank Murphy, has expressed his satisfaction at the company's 2009 results despite flat trading, describing it as a credible performance in a continuing soft market

Arista moves into profit

Commercial lines underwriter Arista has finally moved into profit after completing a three-year start-up phase. It is on target to achieve a consistent trading profit from the first quarter onwards.

Underwriting under control

The ability to deliver on professional promises is more pertinent than ever in today's market. Peter Joy, principal of Insurance 360, analyses results of an exclusive survey to find out which underwriters are proving the most capable

Small is beautiful

Louise Meeson finds that the perception of large insurers' service as faceless and impenetrable is leading brokers to smaller players better able to handle niches and small risks

The Third Force 2010

Latest edition of the Third Force finds that this sector continues to exert a powerful influence over the market

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