Insider London

Compounding Momentum

28 January 2020, London



28 January 2020London

Insider London is all about giving (re)insurance professionals everything they need to set them up for the rest of the year. The idea is that if you only had time to make it to one conference a year, an annual visit to Insider London would be sufficient to keep you abreast of all the key developments.


On 28 January 2020, this conference addressed the critical trends facing global (re)insurance professionals and examined what actions must be taken to successfully navigate the trials facing the global sector in 2020.


Industry heavyweights deciphered reinsurance outcomes at 1/1 and pointed out pitfalls ahead.


It was an ideal opportunity to make lots of new contacts in a high-quality setting in the heart of the insurance district, where delegates were able to formulate their growth plans for the year ahead before any of their competitors.


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Business leaders, experts, and innovators

Paul Brand

Co-Founder & Deputy CEO
Convex Group

Simon Burtwell

UK Insurance Advisory Leader

John Cavanagh

Co-Founder and Chairman
Beat Capital Partners

Richard Clapham

Group CEO & CUO
DUAL International

Chris Colahan

President, UK & Europe
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Richard Dudley

CEO Global Broking Centre
Aon Commercial Risk Solutions

David Flandro

Managing Director, Analytics
Hyperion X

José Manuel González

Howden Broking Group

Andrew Horton

CEO / Chairman
Beazley / London Market Group

Brad Irick

Tokio Marine Kiln

Ailsa King

Chief Client Officer
Marsh UK & Ireland

Sue Langley OBE

Non-Executive Chair
Gallagher UK

Charles Manchester

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Manchester Underwriting Management Ltd

Andrew McMellin

Group CEO
Pioneer Underwriters

Jacqueline McNamee

Founder & CEO
C-Quence Technologies Limited

Matthew Moore

President and Managing Director
Liberty Specialty Markets

Scott Purviance

AmWINS Group, Inc.

Patrick Regan

Group CEO


Louise Rose

Chief Executive
TransRe London

Colin Thompson

Group CEO
Nexus Underwriting Management


08:15 - 09:00 | Registration



09:00 - 09:05 | Chair's introduction

  • Charlie Thomas, Content Director, The Insurance Insider


09:05 - 09:25 | Keynote

  • David Flandro, Managing Director, Analytics, Hyperion X


09:25 - 09:45 | Keynote

  • Patrick Regan, Group CEO, QBE


09:45 - 10:05 | Keynote

  • Brad Irick, CEO, Tokio Marine Kiln


10:05 - 10:20 | Group Q&A



10:20 - 11:05 | Coffee and networking



11:05 - 11:30 | Keynote and Q&A

  • Simon Burtwell, UK Insurance Advisory Leader, EY


11:30 - 12:15 | Panel discussion: CEO-level

  • Charlie Thomas, Content Director, The Insurance Insider (Moderator)
  • Paul Brand, Co-Founder and Deputy CEO, Convex Group
  • Chris Colahan, President, UK & Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • Andrew Horton, CEO, Beazley & Chairman, London Market Group
  • Matthew Moore, President and Managing Director, Liberty Speciality Markets
  • Louise Rose, Chief Executive, TransRe London
    • State of the Market: What is your view on the state of the market given deteriorating trends in US casualty? Will the rating uplift and improving pricing conditions in specialty lines continue? What are the drivers behind this?
    • Prudential Regulation Authority: Was the PRA right to raise a warning flag on reserving?
    • Adequacy of cover: Is London really stepping up to the challenge of creating new products for the most pressing emerging risks?

12:15 - 13:15 | Lunch



13:15 - 14:00 | Panel discussion: Future of the London MGA

  • Catrin Shi, Managing Editor, The Insurance Insider (Moderator)
  • Richard Clapham, Group CEO & CUO, DUAL International
  • Charles Manchester, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Manchester Underwriting Management Ltd
  • Andrew McMellin, Group CEO, Pioneer Underwriters
  • Jacqueline McNamee, Founder & CEO, C-Quence Technologies Limited
  • Colin Thompson, Group CEO, Nexus Underwriting Management
    • Is there currently a capacity crunch for MGAs in the London market?
    • There has been a flight to quality in the MGA market – who will come out on top? 
    • What do you need to survive? Is it scale or is there a place for niche boutique MGAs? 
    • Are MGA remuneration models truly aligned with the interests of their paper providers?
    • How is private equity interest in the MGA market going to change the way MGAs conduct business – is it at odds with the interests of their paper providers? 
    • Will the syndicate in a box initiative be embraced by MGAs?


14:00 - 14:30 | Keynote and Q&A

  • John Cavanagh, Co-Founder and Chairman, Beat Capital Partners


14:30 - 14:50 | Coffee break



14:50 - 15:35 | Panel discussion: Broking in 2020

  • Rachel Dalton, Senior Reporter, The Insurance Insider (Moderator)
  • Richard Dudley, CEO, Global Broking Centre, Aon Commercial Risk Solutions
  • José Manuel González, CEO, Howden Broking Group
  • Ailsa King, Chief Client Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland
  • Scott Purviance, CEO, AmWINS, Inc.
    • In the last 12 months we have seen both major broker consolidation and a new broking entrant. What is the impact of this on the London broking market?
    • Where do brokers bring the value in this new market dynamic?
    • How will the changes at Lloyd’s (in particular the risk exchange and the lead-follow plans) force brokers to adapt?
    • What are clients demanding from brokers? Are new start-ups equipped to deliver?
    • What is the impact is this new broking landscape going to have on carriers? 
    • Is there still a place for cross-class broker facilities in a hardening specialty market?


15:35 - 16:00 | Fireside chat

  • Charlie Thomas, Content Director, The Insurance Insider
  • Sue Langley OBE, Non-Executive Chair, Gallagher UK


16:00 - 16:05 | Chair's closing remarks

  • Charlie Thomas, Content Director, The Insurance Insider


16:05 - 17:30 | Networking drinks



17:30 | Conference close

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