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FCA issues Final Report in the Wholesale Insurance Broker Market Study

Published on 20 February 2019. By Matthew Griffith, Partner and Jonathan Charwat, Senior Associate

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Today, the FCA released its Final Report in its Wholesale Insurance Broker Market Study. The study, which was launched in 2017, considered competition, transparency and conflicts concerns arising from changes in the market, including an increased use of broker facilities.

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A step closer

Published on 27 November 2017. By Matthew Griffith, Partner and Neil Brown, Partner

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Matthew Griffith and Neil Brown explore Lloyd's SPAs as an alternative for new market entrants to standalone syndicate formations and M&A

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Published on 11 August 2017. By Matthew Griffith, Partner

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Matthew Griffith shares some strategies for delivering successful (re)insurance M&A – before and after the ink has dried

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Impact of the EU’s distribution regime remains unclear

Published on 02 June 2017. By Matthew Griffith, Partner

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Intermediary market heading for change with Insurance Distribution Directive’s introduction

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Part VII transfers: Court protects policyholder interests by modifying guarantees

Published on 29 July 2016. By Jonathan Charwat, Senior Associate and Matthew Griffith, Partner

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High Court uses its powers to ensure third party guarantees continue to apply in the same way following Part VII transfer

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Solvency II: concerns raised by UK Treasury and Bank of England

Published on 15 February 2016. By Matthew Griffith, Partner

In only its second month after implementation, the effects of Solvency II have already been called into question by the UK Treasury and the Bank of England, due to its potential impact on long-term investment and the competitiveness of the EEA insurers.

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Selling, buying or investing: five practical tips for insurance broker M&A

Published on 20 January 2016. By Matthew Griffith, Partner

People who are well prepared and able to act quickly tend to do better in a buoyant M&A market and, with some sizeable recent transactions, continued interest from private equity, ongoing consolidation and some of the larger broking groups remaining interested at least in strategic plays, insurance broker M&A is likely to be just such a market in 2016.

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