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.


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 […]
November 29, 2017

A welcome development in Lloyd’s oversight

In November, Lloyd’s Corporation wrote to the chief executive of each Managing Agent to introduce them to their new Oversight Manager. These individuals will become the Corporation’s single point of contact for each managing agency and the syndicates […]
October 30, 2017

MGAs can help bridge the protection gap by improving the selling of insurance to the underinsured

The natural catastrophes of the last few months may or may not have been sufficient to move the market, but what they have clearly exposed is the chronic level of under insurance of many of those impacted by […]