In addition to providing Members Agency services to individual and family members, Hampden Agencies also offer a wide range of services to institutional investors.
Institutional investors can and do take many forms and the services they require can be wide ranging, or specifically focussed upon their individual needs.
The reasons for institutional investment might be as simple as a Lloyd’s Managing Agency wishing to support its own underwriting through a staff scheme, through to a large purchaser of insurance, wishing to support, by way of an underwriting vehicle at Lloyd’s, the Lloyd’s businesses that they know and have worked with for what is often many years. Insurance companies or reinsurance companies, often overseas based, might, as part of their investment strategy seek to diversify their risk by having an underwriting vehicle at Lloyd’s that can access both insurance and reinsurance risk.
Importantly, Hampden Agencies has the in-house expertise and experience to discuss the needs of all potential investors and actively work with them where possible to achieve their ambition in this regard.
Underwriting at Lloyd’s, as a part of an overall investment strategy, is as attractive for institutional investors as it is for individuals. For institutional investors this is often just a small part of a much larger strategy that fits well with the overall balance of risk and reward they are prepared to take.
Examples of some institutional investments we have facilitated or assist with in terms of ongoing service support contracts are:
- Direct corporate participants for reinsurers
- Insurance companies
- Large investment managers and broker led relationships
- Managing Agent staff schemes and corporate members for Managing Agent sourced capital
The publicised initiative of “The Future at Lloyd’s”, has garnered much interest across the world. One key and exciting aspect of the initiative, is to consider the forms of capital that might wish to participate at Lloyd’s and the ways in which they may do so. We continue to work on initiatives which we consider to be complimentary to our existing capital providers and that which might open opportunities for them and other forms of capital. We work with stockbrokers, bankers, wealth and asset managers, to create a fund structure where individual investors can participate at Lloyd’s through the fund in a simple and cost effective manner.
If you would like to discuss the potential opportunities of institutional investment at Lloyd’s, contact Hampden Agencies by emailing [email protected]