Our Solutions – Overview

Asta has been at the heart of the Lloyd’s market for over two decades, successfully launching over twenty new syndicates and eleven new managing agencies throughout that time. As a natural evolution of our business model, we also make our skills, knowledge and expertise available to MGAs offering you and your capacity partners a full range of business support, including infrastructure, management and regulatory reporting.

We currently manage ten Lloyd's syndicates, one Syndicate-in-a-Box, three SPAs, two MGAs and over £1 billion of capacity.

Navigating the route to success

Asta Managing Agency – our Lloyd’s platform

Asta Managing Agency Ltd (AMA) is a third party managing agent which means we don’t have our own syndicate or any capital at risk. Our sole focus is therefore on meeting the needs of our clients who do.

For entrepreneurial underwriters or established insurers seeking access to the Lloyd’s market, AMA works with you to find the route that best meets your needs. Depending on your circumstances and objectives, we offer a range of bespoke solutions including a full “Syndicate”, a “Special Purpose Arrangement” (SPA) or the new “Syndicate-in-a-Box” - a faster, more streamlined way for new entrants to access the market.

Whichever route is chosen, we’ll work with you to ensure your proposed business plan provides accretive value to Lloyd’s and meets with their entry requirements.

Asta Underwriting Management – our MGA platform

Asta Underwriting Management Ltd (AUML) is a Managing General Agent (MGA) that manages a number of Appointed Representatives (ARs) and other MGA clients.

For start-up or established MGAs, AUML offers you and your capacity partners a full range of business support, including infrastructure, management and regulatory reporting. All you need to do is provide underwriting staff, strong ambition and a sound business plan.

AUML (via AMA) also provides fast-track access to Lloyd’s via a Syndicate-in-a-Box for established MGAs seeking to reduce reliance on third party capacity, or who wish to achieve accelerated growth enabled by the product diversification and wider distribution the market offers.

AUML uses Asta’s significant underwriting management, regulatory experience and practical capabilities. Functions such as compliance, risk management, actuarial and finance are already shared across our syndicates, and we ensure that every task is handled in a cost efficient and transparent manner.

Our focus is on businesses with a good underwriting track record that are looking to grow in scale but need a high-quality MGA management solution.

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