We’ve all heard this before: “Insurance is a relationship business.” Among the most vital business relationships in the insurance value chain is the one that exists between retail brokers and wholesalers. Chris Brown, chairman and national casualty & construction practice leader at Brown & Riding, one of the largest wholesale brokers in the U.S., knows how critical a symbiotic partnership is between retail and wholesale brokers.
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