The MGA Executive Role: Strategy


This is the fourth in a series of blogs containing excerpts from my forthcoming publication, 'The MGA Book'.

The Executive Role: Strategy

Setting strategy sounds complex. But keep it simple!


If you haven’t set one, don’t worry, you're not on your own. Why not use our MGA lifecycle model?


Identify where you are, and how you get to the point that borders the next stage.


Your strategy needs to be underpinned by a value proposition. And stay focused!

The Levers to a Successful MGA

To be a successful MGA you have one purpose. To add value.


Value can be created in many ways, but I've broken this down into five simple levers.

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You create a brand that is more trusted than existing insurers.





You have identified a customer segment that is not serviced or under-serviced by existing insurers.

You can underwrite a segment more profitably than existing insurers.

You overcome technology barriers that existing insurers struggle to achieve.

You create a product that is more trusted than existing insurers.

The Five MGA Value Levers

MGA Magic

Make sure you have at least one of the five MGA value levers in your MGA proposition.

The author, David Hughes, is founder and CEO of the Insurance

Data & Analytics consulting business