Asta News

Lloyd’s Approves Syndicate-in-a-Box, Picnic Syndicate 2460, to Support Mutuals

Asta, the third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, announced the Council of Lloyd’s granted in-principle approval for the launch of Picnic Syndicate PIC 2460, a syndicate-in-a-box (SIAB). Picnic will commence underwriting on Jan. 1, 2021, subject to completion of the Lloyd’s …

Carbon Underwriting to Launch Syndicate-in-a-Box at Lloyd’s

Managing general underwriter Carbon Underwriting has received in-principle approval from Lloyd’s to launch a syndicate-in-a-box , Syndicate 4747. Carbon will start writing business, effective July 1, 2020, with stamp capacity of £15 million (US$18.4 million) in year one, estimated to …

Pioneer Underwriters Decides to Put Lloyd’s Syndicate 1980 into Run-Off

Pioneer Underwriters has decided to put its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1980 into run-off after completing an examination of “strategic and capital options for 2020.” Pioneer said it will be working with Asta, the managing agency of Syndicate 1980, to ensure a …

Nephila Launches Independent Lloyd’s Managing Agency

Nephila Capital, the Bermuda-based specialist ILS re/insurer and investment manager, has received UK regulatory approval to establish its own Lloyd’s managing agency. The new entity, Nephila Syndicate Management Ltd. (NSML), will launch on Oct. 11, 2019. Since 2013, Nephila has …

Pioneer Underwriters Gets Lloyd’s Approval to Launch Syndicate 1980 on Jan. 1

Pioneer Underwriters announced it has received approval from Lloyd’s for Syndicate 1980 to commence underwriting business attaching on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Pioneer Syndicate 1980 will have a gross premium income of £278 million ($371.2 million) and will underwrite …

Asta’s Agora Syndicate 3268 Gets Nod from Lloyd’s to Underwrite in January 2018

Asta, the third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, announced that Agora Syndicate 3268 has received approval from Lloyd’s to commence underwriting business attaching on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Agora Syndicate 3268 will be managed by Asta and is privately capitalized …

Blenheim Syndicate 5886 Taps Talbot’s Cutts to Develop New Reinsurance Unit

Blenheim announced the appointment of John Cutts to develop a specialty reinsurance division within Syndicate 5886, subject to relevant regulatory consents. Cutts will take up his role in 2018 upon concluding his existing responsibilities at Talbot Underwriting, where he has …

Lloyd’s Coverholder, Arma Underwriting, Launches in Dubai with MENA Focus

Asta, the Lloyd’s third party managing agent and specialist MGA investor, announced that Dubai-based Arma Underwriting Ltd. has received full approval from all regulators and commenced operations last month. Asta-backed Arma is an approved Lloyd’s coverholder that writes multi-line re/insurance …

Dale Underwriting Offers Contingency & Sports Personal Accident Cover; Syndicate Support Extended

Dale Underwriting Partners, managed by Lloyd’s third party managing agency Asta, announced the creation of a new contingency and sports personal accident business. The team will be led by Martin Lawson, who will be joined by Richard Appleton. Both are …

Asta Invests in London & Dubai Reinsurance MGA, Arma Underwriting

Asta, the London-based Lloyd’s third party managing agent and specialist MGA investor, announced it has agreed to invest in the development of Arma Underwriting Ltd. Asta will take a minority equity stake in Arma and will also support the company’s …