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Why choose Hampden

Why choose Hampden

We have a unique combination of experience, expertise and access.


Between 2002 to 2021, Hampden’s managed, discretionary portfolios have produced a net annualised return for investors of 21.5% 1. We have outperformed the market in all years with an average gross outperformance of 13.6% of capital.


One of the reasons we can outperform the market is scale. We advise or provide administration services to investors who provide a total of nearly £6bn to the Lloyd’s market. That’s approximately 12% of the Lloyd's market as a whole. This means we gain better access to the best syndicates and can afford to invest in new products and technologies that improve our clients’ return on investment and their experience of investing at Lloyd’s.


Formed in 1999, we have experienced numerous underwriting cycles and witnessed constant change. Many of our people have worked in the market for longer than that, which means they have experienced all parts of the insurance cycle.


In house we have a market leading team of seven analysts producing in-depth research on the individual syndicates and the market.

To ensure that we select the very best syndicates for our clients’ portfolios, we grade every syndicate annually; analysing their business plans, past performance, classes of business, ESG credentials and their management and strategy.

We minimise risk for our investors by advising them to invest their capital in diverse classes of insurance to reduce exposure to extreme events and rebalance portfolios each year depending on our view of market conditions in each class.

We have been operating funds since 2015 on behalf of a range of different types of institutional investor.


Quarterly reports are sent out to investors summarising market conditions, performance and net asset values.

Personal Service

We appreciate your time is precious and are always delighted to meet you wherever suits you best, either in person at your office or by using video conferencing, or with a simple telephone call. We are equally delighted to welcome clients to our offices in the City of London.

  1. Annualised return is the average annualised return (as a % of capital invested) of discretionary accounts managed by Hampden from Q4 2001 to Q1 2022. Returns are net of fees and charges but pre tax.