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.

May 10, 2016


  #BIBA2016 is starting in Manchester tonight. Asta Executives, Simon Norton, Keith Nevett and John Holm are attending and looking forward to engaging with some of the 6,000 plus delegates that will be at the event. There can […]
April 21, 2016

What every MGA entrepreneur should consider before start-up

  What is it that defines a successful MGA entrepreneur? I believe that there is often too much pressure placed on one key person to be the overall defining force behind the business. In reality the most successful […]
April 6, 2016


  I recently attended WOW, the Women of the World Festival which was founded in 2011 on the centenary of International Women’s Day. This was a great opportunity to reflect on how women are succeeding in the insurance […]
March 8, 2016

Why exposure management matters to insurers

  Exposure management has evolved as a discipline over the last 5 years. Emerging out of the catastrophe modelling world which itself only took off in the 1990s, following Hurricane Andrew, to be today dominated by the two […]
February 15, 2016

How MGAs’ can drive innovation in the Insurance industry

  We start another year facing an oversupply of capacity, leading to rating decreases and widening of terms and conditions. The response most often heard is simply to continue calls for underwriting discipline. Yet I believe, in the […]