Retail-Wholesale Conflicts DebatedInternational Editor

While industry practitioners say there is an inherent conflictof interest in a retail broker owning a wholesale broker, otherssay, with strong firewalls, it isnt an issue.

“An independent agent is competing with Marsh retail and Aonretail every day,” said one independent wholesale broker, who didntwant to be identified. “So why would somebody want to send theirbusiness and divulge all that information to a competitor?”

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