The State of the Broking Nation: Part three - Networks and consolidation

The value and the role of networks and the question of who benefits most from their involvement in the distribution chain are among the themes discussed this week in the third instalment of the State of The Broking Nation. But to begin with, as the latest wave of mergers and acquisitions strips out several big names from the middle tranche of broking firms, we asked 20 brokers for their views on how this is affecting the wider market and whether there is much more consolidation to come.