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Hampden Agencies is a Lloyd’s Members’ Agent and adviser which represents and advises clients on Investing at Lloyd's (also know as their Underwriting at Lloyd's).

We are the largest provider of private capital to Lloyd’s having established the Members Agency some 40 years ago.

With £2.4bn of advised private capacity for 2023, as well as providing administrative services to corporate investors who supplied a further £3.5bn, the resulting total Lloyd’s market involvement for our clients is nearly £6bn of capacity.

This represents approximately 12% of the Lloyd's market as a whole.

Personal service is key to our success and we work with our clients in order that their wealth profile, investment strategy and underwriting timelines are established pillars upon which their trade exposures are built.

We also provide advisory and administrative support services to larger corporate investors, reinsurance companies and investment fund managers. The expertise within the Hampden Agencies team is varied; the team spans all skillsets, with the shared aim being to provide the highest standard of advice and support to our clients.

We are proud that so many of our clients are multi-generational, with our team now looking after the second and even third generation family members.

Please watch our introductory video below for more information on Hampden Agencies and its role at Lloyd’s.

Benefits and Opportunities

Our services

As a Lloyd's Members' Agent and adviser, our long-standing client relationships are based on excellent service with the aim to deliver superior underwriting returns.

Opportunities of participating at Lloyd's

Underwriting at Lloyd's presents, to both private Members and institutional investors, the opportunity to participate directly in the Lloyd's market, accessing the underwriting business of syndicates.

How Membership of Lloyd's works

Private Members enter the Lloyd's market through Limited Liability Vehicles (LLVs). Corporate Investors can support syndicates through direct participation or via ownership of an LLV spreading their risk across a number of syndicates.

Who can become a Member at Lloyd's?

High net worth individuals and family groups, trusts, family offices, partnerships and commercial entities. Our clients range in background and experience. We recommend the investment to be a part, not all, of your overall financial and trading strategy and should be viewed and entered into as a long term, higher risk financial strategy using a proportion of wealth and assets.

Institutional Investment

In addition to providing Members Agency services to individual and family members, Hampden Agencies also offer a wide range of services to institutional investors.

Contact Hampden Agencies

Direct participation in the Lloyd's market, accessing the business underwritten by established syndicates at Lloyd's.

LLVs for Sale

Key to our offering and the reason why we have consistently outperformed the Lloyd’s Market, is our underwriting research team.

Meet our Research Team

A proven track record of Lloyd's market outperformance

Our Members’ results from 2001 to 2020 including the estimate for 2021 and 2022 is an average of +8.3% return on capacity

Our Performance Explained

Client secure video and podcast page

Videos & Webinars

Access all our video recordings, including full replays of Webinars, our Spring 2021 narrated slideshow chapters and other past videos


Access all podcasts by our Research Team which include updates on the market, claims and syndicate, and podcasts by various members of staff on educational topics and other useful information.

Meet the Team

Our private client directors are specialists in advising on trading at Lloyd’s and our research team updates clients on the frequent changes in the market. Collectively, we have over two and a half centuries of market experience within the team.

Get in touch

Please fill in the form with your details and the nature of your enquiry.

Alternatively, call us directly at the number below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Find us

Hampden Agencies Ltd
40 Gracechurch Street

+44 (0) 20 7863 6500

For any Media and PR enquiries

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Haggie Partners

+44 (0) 20 7562 4444
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With effect from 1st January 2015, the Council of Lloyd's mandated that all members of Lloyd's must be UK tax resident. Consequently, investors may only participate through UK tax resident companies, "NameCos", or, if in a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) then all partners must be UK tax resident. Further advice on this is available from Hampden Marketing Team.

Our principles for treating vulnerable customers fairly and consistently are embedded in our culture, processes and practice. We ascertain their needs and respond to these through practical action delivered by our staff.

Hampden Agencies Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. These services are not being offered publicly to US persons or in the United States, nor are they being offered publicly in any other jurisdiction where such offers may be unlawful. It is the responsibility of any person communicating the contents of this document or communication, or any part thereof to ensure complete compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Underwriting at Lloyd’s is a high risk investment. Members underwriting through Limited Liability Vehicles (LLVs) are exposed to the potential of losing the entire assets of the LLV. Independent financial advice should always be sought before any underwriting commitment is made by a potential or existing member.