We help clients create and implement ambitious and practical growth strategies.

Where we help

We help clients grow through a combination of clear analysis and exceptional execution.

Our agile-preferred (Agile StrategyTM) approach differentiates us from competitors. We challenge management teams to move from thinking to action as quickly as possible. Our industry specialism means that we cut through complex issues quickly. Our integrated model covering growth, operations, technology and M&A means that we have a track-record of rapid delivery.

We have worked with many of the world’s leading reinsurers, insurers and brokers on growth topics.

Examples of our work

Helped Munich Re with the strategy, design and set-up of Digital Partners, the leading capacity provider to Distribution InsurTechs

Supported various reinsurers on innovation and growth strategies

Supported the CEO of a leading UK motor insurer design and communicate a new growth strategy

Helped the management team of an Irish insurer review and redefine their market strategy

Helped an Austrian distributor define a new insurance strategy and identify an insurer partner

Focus areas

Primary insurance and broker organic growth

We have worked with various European insurers to identify growth opportunities in both traditional or digital channels around Europe. Often our work involves deep understanding of issues such as the capabilities of market-standard distribution platforms.

UK retail growth

We work with several UK retail insurers on business development issues in a highly commoditised market.

Ireland retail growth

We work with Irish domestic players to help management grow their business.

Reinsurance growth

We have worked with several top-10 reinsurers on growth topics including innovation strategy, alternative business models, new product and new market growth opportunities.

Broker growth

We support private equity backed brokers execute through their investment cycle, for example developing and testing value-creation plans and helping management continuously execute efficiently.

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Chris Sandilands

Chris Sandilands, ACII is a Partner at Oxbow Partners. Chris advises (re)insurers and brokers on a range of strategy topics and MA. Chris started his career as a D&O underwriter at Munich Re, before joining Oliver Wyman, the consulting firm.

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