In the highly competitive commercial insurance brokerage and agency marketplace, the most productive brokers/agencies are the winners. The strategies they use may differ, but the goal is the same—to grow market share and profit despite overall market conditions. In this special annual broker supplement, we examine what the most productive insurance brokers operating in the United States are doing to maintain their competitive edge. Included are exclusive charts ranking the most productive agents and brokers. A special report on how private equity funding is shaping the U.S. brokerage market also provides insights on the mergers and acquisitions activity in the brokerage market . Profitable growth is something for which all brokerages strive. We profile three success stories, so you can find out the winning formulas of three brokerages that were particularly productive last year.