Brokers want simplicity and clarity – and now MGAs need to respond
Gary is co-founder of the Markerstudy Group of Companies which commenced trading in 2001 and has acquired circa 20 FCA/GFSC regulated entities to date, including Zenith Insurance PLC, Chaucer Syndicate’s UK Motor and Commercial business via Chaucer Insurance Services Limited, and most recently, the Co-op’s underwriting business, CIS General Insurance Limited (subject to regulatory approval).
Gary is an experienced insurance professional, enjoying almost four decades in the industry. Having joined a Lloyd’s broker in 1981, Gary developed his knowledge of underwriting before moving into senior management roles. In 1997 Gary joined Hamilton Wellard Underwriting Agency Ltd as Managing Director. It was here that he met Kevin Spencer, and the two established the MGA that became Markerstudy under the umbrella of the Sterling Insurance Group with motor underwriting authorities from Zenith, NIG, Ibex at Lloyd’s, Groupama, ERS and others.
In 2018 the MGA Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited was created, now the largest MGA in the UK, and Gary is proud to sit on the board of the Managing General Agent’s Association. He is also a member of the ABI GI Motor Executive Committee.