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.


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, […]
February 8, 2018

Last year’s cat losses have helped Lloyd’s get to grips with a changed international environment’

Following last year’s record-breaking natural catastrophe experience, liquidity has come to the top of the agenda for many in the Lloyd’s market at the start of 2018. Several factors are driving this, including investors exercising caution over the […]
January 30, 2018

What does 2018 hold for the MGA model: niche or mainstream?

The MGA model has come a long way. Today, MGAs are generally small, specialised businesses underwriting the niche risks that big players shy away from, though a small number of well-known large-scale businesses have always been a part […]
January 10, 2018

Running the numbers; lessons learned from H.I.M. losses

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which caused more than US$300 billion in damages, will go down as the most expensive ever, and the most active since 2010. Insurers’ results, which show catastrophe losses in the billions, may shock […]
December 14, 2017

Apprentices are a key ingredient of a successful, modern workforce

Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular option for young people. For those who complete A-levels with a firm idea of their career path, entering their chosen industry directly may seem like a better option than committing to years […]