Alexander Margolin, Founder/chartered insurance broker, Sioma Insurance Consultants
Alexander Margolin started his insurance career in 2012 with Allianz’s Graduate Programme and stayed with the company for the next six years as a senior property & casualty new business underwriter. Margolin was consistently one of the top three highest-grossing underwriters for Allianz’s P&C new business. He was also responsible for training non-senior underwriters within the London office and served as a trainer for the Allianz Underwriting Academy across the country. Margolin gained his ACII status within the same period and received the national CII award, Kenneth Griffiths Prize, in 2015.
Two years later, he was awarded Chartered Insurer status.
Earlier this year, Margolin left Allianz to set up his own independent brokerage, Sioma Insurance Consultants. Sioma is a fully digital operation, and Margolin is developing a mobile app to enable clients to keep in touch and access and review policy documentation. He’s also currently working with other partners to develop an insurtech platform in the hopes of further disrupting the traditional commercial insurance broking model.
Margolin continues to help further the education in the insurance industry, conducting training on behalf of the CII and for the graduate induction programmes of several city-based insurers and brokers. Outside of insurance, he serves as trustee for Made With Hope, a charity that works to relieve poverty in rural Tanzania by providing education, food and shelter for children.