Views & insights

Our Views and insights page features articles, commentaries and opinion pieces on a range of topics to help you keep up to speed with the latest developments in the insurance industry.


November 12, 2020

The Asta Interview with Alastair Goddin

In the latest Asta interview, Head of Risk Alastair Goddin looks to the future of the risk function, tells us about CP4/19 (clue: it’s not the latest Star Wars robot), and gives us just a few of the most overused words or phrases uttered by risk management professionals. He also reveals some of the things he’s been up to in lockdown – apart from working!
November 2, 2020

Syndicate 2525: A strategic and cost-effective partnership

As a specialist Lloyd’s insurer, Syndicate 2525 had been underwriting all aspects of employer’s and third-party liability business – including offshore and construction risks – since 2000. But with their existing managing agency no longer supporting syndicates with third party capital and compliance with Solvency II becoming a priority, a new third party manager was needed to help move their business forward.
October 14, 2020

The Asta Interview with Stephen Card

In the latest Asta interview, CEO for Carbon Underwriting Stephen Card explains the story behind the Carbon name, reveals his views on the future at Lloyd's and his role at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
July 30, 2020

Lloyd’s gets SIAB boost

Having helped to design the SIAB framework with Lloyd’s and following the launch of Carbon syndicate 4747, Asta’s CEO Julian Tighe talks to Mark Richardson at Reactions about how the model is designed to accommodate smaller, less complex businesses and to attract more entrepreneurial-type operations.
July 22, 2020

The Asta Interview with Tanya Marie Duodu

In the latest Asta interview, Compliance Analyst Tanya Marie Duodu talks to us about her experience at the LMA Syndicate Business Plan Academy, explains how she ended up in insurance after graduating with a degree in Biological sciences, and tells us why the Asta netball team reigns supreme.