Camargue Underwriting Managers launches new Brand and Liability Academy for Brokers
Camargue Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd
Last year was a long year with many changes and challenges and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone in the Camargue Group and our insurance partners, Mutual & Federal and Lloyds' of London as well as our risk managers for their support, professionalism, dedication and hard work that have been the hallmarks of 2011. The fruits of this service delivery ethic are evident in our collective successes.
With this setting the scene, it’s an ideal time to look back and reflect on achievements. I want to touch on a few highlights of 2011 where I have been especially proud of what has been accomplished, while also considering what we still need to achieve moving forward.
At the outset it’s worth repeating that despite a global economic crisis, the insurance industry has been the exception to the rule and continued to grow. Camargue itself is still experiencing exponential growth which in part is due to our niche positioning in the market and the very specific policies we write. Further, we are expecting to exceed targets of gross written premiums; an exceptional achievement of which we can be most proud. This is not something we have achieved by accident and is indicative of the caliber of person working at Camargue. Another highlight is that our Commercial General Liability division has experienced 100% growth – the result of a committed team effort.
In a year of highlights, we achieved other significant milestones, each a reason to celebrate: the commemoration of 10 years of operation, the merger of two great businesses, our relocation to new premises which brought our expanding team under one roof and the opening of our newly renovated Camargue House. Additionally, 2011 saw the much anticipated launch of Camargue’s new Broker Liability Academy. As if that were not enough, we unveiled our new more modern corporate identity which is representative of our movement into new domains, the birth of new ideas, innovation and development of new products. It also marked the formation of our expanded Group and increasingly our new pay offline “The Power of Knowledge” will be seen in media spreads and in the news.
Given current headwinds in the global and local economy, we will ensure that going forward into 2012, we all work together to develop our industry and our Group. Our focus for the year ahead remains on actively managing our client’s risk, while continuing to strengthen our relationships with all our various communities to enhance the performance of our Group. Not forgetting the need to continue to pull and work together as a team, while we continue to build our new brand in the market.
LAUNCH OF NEW CAMARGUE BRAND
The thing about opportunity is that it has the ability to bring about change while at the same time reminding us of what remains steadfast. We are proud to announce the establishment of The Camargue Group, which has given rise to new vision, new purpose, and a new brand - never to lose sight of the universal truth that knowledge has the power to change the world.
Today and tomorrow, Camargue will be the pioneering experts in Specialised Liability Management.
THE CAMARGUE LIABILITY ACADEMY
"Is it covered?" Often clients sketch a scenario and then ask their broker if there would be cover. If you are unsure of the answer, or would simply like to double check your answer, you are welcome to call Camargue's Liability Academy for Brokers.
Regardless of whether your question is very complex or ridiculously simple, the Camargue LAB promises you a friendly and informative response. Your Camargue LAB Contact person is John Stebbing; firstname.lastname@example.org; 011 778 9140; 082 337 2781.
In addition to answering technical questions, the Camargue LAB also provides training on most of its products and has recently launched its new course “Getting started in Liability”, which explains the fundamentals of South African law and liability insurance.
MOVE TO CAMARGUE HOUSE
Success brings its own problems. For Camargue, continuing strong growth and the successful integration of Phoenix Underwriting Managers means that our offices in Parktown could no longer accommodate our increasing staff complement.
The Camargue Group (including Phoenix) has therefore moved to Camargue House, 33 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate.
We wish our Broker partners every success for 2012 and look forward to assisting you help our mutual clients to meet the challenges facing them in today’s increasingly complex business environment.
Camargue Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd
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