The Hive

Welcome to THE HIVE, the place where you will find articles, commentaries and opinion pieces that offer the latest industry insights from Asta.


July 16, 2018

Lifecycle of a Lloyd’s start-up

A global reputation and iconic brand, access to world-wide licensing and distribution, financial strength and security – all of these things combine to make Lloyd’s an attractive place for underwriters to do business. Add to this the ability […]
June 19, 2018

Turning the abstract into the actionable; planning for climate change

As illustrated in last week’s blog, climate change is one of the most daunting challenges facing insurers. So, how do we as an industry meet this challenge? At Asta, we are committed to tackling difficult questions like these. […]
June 12, 2018

Climate risk: the challenge of pushing short-term thinking businesses to make long-term changes

Insurance can often be an industry centred on short-term thinking. Each year, Lloyd’s requires that its syndicates submit a one-year business plan for approval. While in theory some of these syndicates could be submitting this as only one […]
May 9, 2018

Start-up MGAs’ survival depends on brokers

Forming an MGA is relatively easy for experienced underwriters with a good opportunity and the support of insurers. The difficult part is acquiring a sufficient volume of quality business in a crowded market to ensure the effort doesn’t […]
March 5, 2018

Diversity is the key ingredient to successfully managing emerging risks

Lloyd’s mandate that all Managing Agents have processes in place to identify, assess and manage emerging risks; and they recently clarified that this should involve consideration of at least three risks a year. As with all regulatory changes, […]