AM Best to Participate in Panel Discussion on the Growing Influence of Managing General Agents During Insurity Analytics Summit 2022

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OLDWICK, N.J., June 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best Chief Rating Officer Stefan Holzberger will participate in a panel discussion on the growing role and influence of managing general agents (MGAs) during the Insurity Analytics Summit 2022, which will be held in Carlsbad, CA, from July 18-20, 2022. Holzberger will participate in a session, titled, "Rising Influence of MGAs on Underwriting Performance," which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, July 19.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Kevin Grimes, senior vice president and general manager of MGA Markets at Insurity, and include Darren Wood, president of Recoop Disaster Insurance. The panelists will address the record growth in MGAs and discuss how the emergence of the super-MGA is changing the way that property/casualty carriers do business and bring new products to market.

Insurity Analytics Summit 2022 is a three-day executive peer forum experience. For more information, please visit the event page.

Earlier this year, AM Best introduced its Best’s Performance Assessment, which provides a framework for differentiating among Delegated Underwriting Authority Enterprises (DUAEs). AM Best defines DUAEs as a blanket term to capture MGAs, managing general underwriters, coverholders, program administrators, program underwriters, underwriting agencies, direct authorizations and appointed representatives.

For additional information on Best’s Performance Assessment for DUAEs, please click here. A video briefing on AM Best’s related methodology is also available at

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit

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