Ep183 Richard Brindle: If you’re good enough, you’re old enough

Ep183 Richard Brindle: If you’re good enough, you’re old enough

The Voice of Insurance podcast was very much made with guests like Richard Brindle in mind.

A lot of people talk about being independent, but very few live it in the way today’s guest has done.

And by that I mean independence of mind, thought and action, sometimes including independence from your reinsurers.

Mr Brindle has always spoken his mind but he has also backed up his strong opinions with equally strong conviction and financial support for his views.

Today’s market was made for underwriters like him, willing to do deals while others aren’t sure, and able to move quickly and give meaningful support to clients willing to trade on his terms.

And now that Fidelis MGU is formally separated from its balance sheet Richard is even more energised and intensely focused on the world’s underwriting opportunities than at probably any time since his early days in Lloyd’s.

So we have the ideal guest in an ideal situation, in a fascinating market in a real world that is presenting unique challenges almost daily.

The result is one of the best podcast interviews the Voice of Insurance has managed so far.

There’s no need to list out everything we talk about because it’s all here.

We recorded this down in Monaco on September the tenth.

We often moan about the Reinsurance Rendez-Vous in Monte Carlo and whether it is still relevant in the 21st century, but when it throws up opportunities to spend valuable time with some of its most singular industry leaders, it becomes obvious that it is easily worth the effort.

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If we didn’t have a world forum like this we would surely have to reinvent it, but if we needed to reinvent another Mr Brindle, I’m not quite sure we could.

Listen on to see what I mean.

Richard mentions Fidelis involvement in the Howden-brokered insurance programme covering the UN-sponsored plan to clean up and secure the FSO Safer supertanker decaying off Yemen’s Red Sea coast.

More information is available from the UN here: https://www.un.org/en/StopRedSeaSpill

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