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.


September 8, 2017

Could the current Atlantic hurricane season impact the availability of capacity for MGAs?

  Some of us in the MGA sector will remember how, in the awful aftermath of 9/11, one unexpected casualty of that attack were some members of the MGA community that saw their underwriting capacity withdrawn. Could the […]
May 9, 2017

Secure the future as an MGA

  At BIBA, the UK’s biggest broker networking event, multiple topics will be discussed over many meetings, conversations, and the odd social reception. This year I expect that ‘defensive strategies’ will be a hot topic among the delegates. […]
March 10, 2017

Insurtech is changing the way insurers reach the insurance buyer and MGAs are leading that change

  Insurtech has the potential to transform the way the industry engages with its clients, similar to the ground breaking impact Direct Line had on direct selling in the 1980s and 90s. By bringing insurance products straight to […]
March 1, 2017

What next for Exposure Management?

  Catastrophe models became widespread in insurance almost as suddenly and unexpectedly as the hurricanes that they model. After the dust settled, and the initial excitement at the opportunities that these products would bring – improved risk selection, […]
February 24, 2017

What makes an effective insurance board?

  The implementation of the senior insurance managers’ regime (SIMR) in March 2016, in response to the financial crisis, might have caused angst amongst some directors. However, for well-run companies such as Asta, the regime simply brought together […]