Female-led MGA startup: seeking to ‘be the difference’ in a difficult market

27-09-2021

Female-led MGA startup: seeking to ‘be the difference’ in a difficult market

A new managing general agent (MGA) launched during the COVID-19 lockdown by women leaders in the insurance industry wants to “be the difference, as much as it wants to make a difference”.

Nivante launched in early September 2021 as an MGA under the NuVenture umbrella, a London-based MGA incubator formed earlier this year by industry veteran Andy Colbran. Backed by A-rated capacity and distributing through brokers only, Nivante offers specialist insurance products for buyers in the UK care sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Speaking to the Re/insurance Lounge, Intelligent Insurer’s digital hub for interviews, debates and panel discussions, Nivante’s co-founders, Jade Knight and Melissa Kalsi, explained what they are seeking to do in a rather difficult market that has been experiencing capacity constraints.

Knight and Kalsi are experienced underwriters in the UK care sector, having worked at various insurers and brokers including Markel, Beazley, Aon Risk Solutions, AIG, Towergate, Victor Insurance, and Xceedance. Their aim is to bring greater choice to buyers in the sector by developing innovative products and services that cater to their diverse range of needs.


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