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.

November 16, 2016


  Pioneers of diversity and equality, such as Emmeline Pankhurst in the early 20th century and Martin Luther King in the 1960s, called for change based on moral principles. The impact of their campaigns over subsequent generations has […]
September 12, 2016

London on the up

  London (re)insurers should be optimistic, despite the gloomy talk that tends to dominate market conversation at the moment. Even with the challenges facing the London market and despite the rigors and regulations, players from all over the […]
September 8, 2016

What the FCA report on Appointed Representatives means for MGAs

  The FCA recently published a report examining the role of Appointed Representatives (ARs) in the general insurance sector. Much of the role of ARs involves the UK regional market and its broking community. But there is a […]
July 8, 2016

Catastrophe models are very good at answering the questions we know to ask

  The natural disasters making the headlines in 2016 are not the Florida hurricanes that are the mainstay of our industry’s disaster planning, but sprawling wildfires in Canada, widespread flooding in Europe and hailstorms in the United States, […]
June 30, 2016

Where are the deal makers in the regions?

  The London insurance market has thrived on the interconnectedness and availability of key players in the market to meet and work together – a factor that has driven the development of the rapidly growing MGA sector. The […]