Expertise from A-Z: Video: Q&A with Andy Wells

Using current databases and applying rating technology is making systems much more intelligent and expanding the size and types of business risk that can be placed electronically.

This means simply touch points can be removed allowing specialist cases to go to the underwriter and get the attention they deserve. More sophisticated businesses can be traded this way but brokers are clinging to the myth that only small risks can be traded electronically

With this in mind, Post editor Stephanie Denton spoke to Allianz's SME markets underwriting manager Andy Wells about the misconceptions that brokers have about the size of risks that could be e-traded, what sort of risks work well with etrading and whether underwriting still has a place in an increasingly etraded world.