Hampden Underwriting Research (HUR) is the research division of HAL. It employs a team of seven highly-experienced insurance analysts, all of whom have worked in this role for over ten years. Its work can be divided into four distinct tasks.
HUR analyses all of the Lloyd’s syndicates that are open to third party capital, with a view to determining which Lloyd’s syndicates HAL Members should support for each year of account.
HUR reports to HAL Members on the performance of the Market and all Lloyd’s syndicates.
HUR also investigates new syndicate opportunities and have organised bilateral capacity trades for the exclusive benefit of HAL Members.
HUR also manages all of the HAL MAPA funds, designing their portfolios and trading their capacity in the September Capacity Auctions each year, as and where they deem appropriate