OUR DIFFERENCE

We listen & understand; we speak plainly and honestly

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PEOPLE FIRST

As a client, have you ever felt like a commodity? At Cogent we promise that we’ll make this all about you. That’s the beauty of being independent, founder-led and insurance cycle-tested. While we’re as ambitious as anyone, we know that when we put our clients’ needs first, our own objectives follow. It’s not just about broking transactions; it’s about building relationships.

30 YEARS x 20 COUNTRIES

We connect on an international level

We believe in building partnerships on shared values of trust and reliability, independence and innovation – working with insurance professionals in 20+ countries around the world. London’s expertise and capacity make for a powerful proposition, especially when combined with the insight and local market knowledge that our international connections bring to transactions.

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HOW WE WORK

Controlled innovation

We deliver all our broking and claims services from a single London location through a flat management structure. We are confident in the core business processes. We work in a Regulated industry and so strong client focus and operational controls are critical.

 

However, this rock-solid base gives our people the confidence to take the initiative and to challenge convention. It is the very opposite of consolidation and those with experience of the ‘divided centres of service’ concept practised by many of our competitors will readily identify with the benefit of our chosen approach. We passionately believe it’s the right way to encourage the diversity of opinion and choice that we know clients and underwriters want to see. In the ultimate test, our fully integrated service ensures that our clients receive the very best support from the outset.

Business minded
People focused

A WORLD-CLASS TEAM

400 years of collective
insurance broking experience

In difficult times there's no substitute for experience and stability. Cogent is relatively young as an insurance business – we were founded in 1983 but our management team is steeped in the profession: focused, dedicated and dynamic.

 

We’ve worked hard to create a stimulating, rewarding working environment and firmly believe that giving all our people responsibility and accountability leads to a better service for clients. That’s why everyone at Cogent plays their part in the day-to-day transaction of business through the global insurance markets; your account executive will always represent you. 

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Our promise to you: We go the extra mile for our clients. We present your business clearly to underwriters; we minimise bureaucracy and remain accountable to you at all times.

MARK BISHOP, CEO

EXCELLENCE AS STANDARD

We take all our responsibilities seriously

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to always conducting business in a responsible way.

Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise the importance of a positive approach to diversity and inclusion in support of our key objective to attract, retain, develop and motivate the people in our business.

Corporate Governance

Cogent is fully committed to the implementation of all relevant London market reform initiatives – including the digital placing platforms, contract certainty, A&S accounting and ECF claims and as a member of the London International Insurance Brokers Association we are playing a role in the development of these market initiatives.

Cogent is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Registration number 309079.

 

​Cogent is a member of the Griffin Mutual Insurance Society which provides us with comprehensive Professional Indemnity insurance.

 

We have a full business continuity programme, involving all key members of staff. This ensures that our operation can continue to function as normal in the event of a disaster.

 

We're happy to provide specific information about our company or terms of trade upon request.