Asta; the Lloyd’s leading third party syndicate manager, today announced that it has successfully attained the International Organisation for Standardisation certification (IEC/ ISO 27001), earning the prestigious accreditation after nearly a year of independent external assessment.
ISO 27001, the most stringent certification for Information Security Management Systems, demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to prevent the theft, loss, damage or misuse of any sensitive information it holds or accesses. Certification demands that companies adhere to control disciplines spanning numerous areas including risk management, security, business continuity management and compliance. It also ensures that the information security controls continue to meet security needs on an on-going basis.
Julian Tighe Asta COO, commented:
“Insurers are becoming increasingly aware of the sensitivity surrounding business information. Not only is Asta dealing with high volumes of data, we are entrusted with key information across multiple Syndicates, Corporate Investors and prospective clients. We have worked hard to achieve ISO certification and it demonstrates our commitment to implementing the tightest security controls. Confidentiality is and remains key to our success.”
Steve Pennington, Asta CIO, concluded:
“It is gratifying to achieve this certification from the British Standard Institute especially in such a critical area of our business. We are continually striving for Systems and Operational excellence and the attainment of ISO certification sets another benchmark of achievement for the Asta Group.”
To learn more about the accreditation, please follow this link.
Notes for Editors
Asta Managing Agency Ltd is the leading Lloyd’s third party manager of syndicates with over £700 million of gross underwriting capacity under management and is responsible for seven syndicates: Ariel (formerly Arrow) s.1910; Sirius s.1945; Channel s.2015; Nephila s. 2357; Dale s.2525; Doré s.2526 and ICAT s.4242.
Asta Capital Limited is the parent company of:
Asta Insurance Services Limited: provides insurance services to the corporate market and includes the run-off management of HIH (UK).
The name Asta originates from Greek and means “like a star”. For more information visit www.asta-uk.com
Tel: 020 7623 2368
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