Events Calendar

Sabrefish sponsors and attends trade shows and conferences throughout the year, as well as hosting our own event series. We would love to meet you, so keep up to date with where we are by using the Sabrefish events calendar.

Previous Events

Title: 'What are the key differentiators for successful MGAs and what are the opportunities and threats going into 2013?'
When: Wednesday 26th September 2012
Where: The Baltic Exchange, London

This executive insurance briefing, hosted by Sabrefish, included presentations from industry leaders as well as networking drinks, nibbles and lively debate.


  • Chaired by Neil Hodges, Client Executive, Sabrefish
  • Dan Martin, Head of UK Regional Development, Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd
  • John Holm, Commercial Director, Capita Insurance Services
  • Mike Walton, Consultant

Topics for discussion:

  • 'Distribution is a key factor but an MGA needs to add value in order to break into new and existing markets. What an underwriter is looking for?'
  • ‘Market opportunity is a starting point however finding the team, raising capital and seeking outsourcing partners all need to be addressed’
  • 'Case study - a current MGA project - the key drivers and challenges'

See the slides here


Title: Endorsement Manager of the Month awards
When: Thursday 26th July 2012
Where: The Willis Building, London

Sabrefish was pleased to sponsor the Endorsement Manager of the Month awards at the London Market Group Forum on 26th July at the Willis Building in London. Congratulations to the winners – Ropner Insurance Services and Chubb.

Topics for discussion:

  • Modernisation update
  • Endorsements progress
  • "Fancy Dan" technology

Christopher Croft, LMG Secretariat presented the awards and gave an update on modernisation; attributing the fall in E-endorsements in June to the Jubilee celebrations, noting that the July figures have already ‘oustripped June volumes’.

Other speakers and topics included:
Hayley Spink, from the LMG Endorsements Group who shared good practice tips from brokers, carriers and MGAs who have implemented E-endorsements

Paul Willoughby, Project Manager in Market Development at Lloyd’s who raised future technology. He talked about various market development initiatives, including the collaboration project.

Read the blog for the Lloyd’s insight into the market’s opinion on E-endorsements

See the slides here

Title: 'In a troubled global economy, how are brokers and underwriters responding to threats and opportunities in 2012'
When: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Where: Minster Exchange - Balls Brothers, London

This executive insurance briefing, hosted by Sabrefish and Alphabet Resourcing, included presentations from industry leaders as well as networking drinks, nibbles and lively debate.


  • Chaired by Jon Guy, Editor, Reinsurance Magazine & Editorial Director, World Business Media
  • Peter Montanaro, Head of Delegated Authorities, Lloyd’s
  • Simon Wilson, Director of International Development, Markel International
  • Roger Oldham, Managing Director, Amethyst Business Consultancy

Topics for discussion:

  • The number of MGAs has grown rapidly in the last two years. Is this the quickest route to leveraging global opportunities?
  • Regulation, technology or process change - are they enhancing or hindering the competitive edge of London?
  • Distribution is a key issue for the London Market, however underwriters need to add value to break into new markets