Stephen Catlin strikes out with fresh insurer

Catlin is working with deputy CEO Paul Brand and the business starts with $1.8bn of capital with the firm looking to underwrite insurance and reinsurance for complex speciality risks for a range of commercial lines in Bermuda and London.

Start-up brokers: New Year, new start-up?

What's on your New Year's resolutions for 2011? Get fit, give up the fags, start a new broking business? Malcolm Lee sets out what you need to consider to be a successful start-up broker.

News review: November 2010

IAG UK-owned broker Barnett & Barnett almost doubled its size to £50m gross written premium, with a move for a controlling stake in Bromley-based commercial and personal lines specialist NBJ.

Broker Expo 2010 review: Exceeding expectations

A record number of brokers flocked to Coventry's Ricoh Arena to attend last month's Broker Expo. Louise Meeson reports on why the event just keeps on getting better. If you weren't there, here's what you missed

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