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Hampden was formed by Tim Oliver in the 1970s to bring together various insurance and financial services investments. This business expanded during the succeeding decades when Hampden took on the management of over 250 syndicates on behalf of Equitas.

Seeing opportunities in the amalgamation of various small Members’ Agencies and wanting to champion the interests of private capital at Lloyd’s, Hampden acquired the Falcon, Bridge and Aberdeen agencies.

By 1999, it had become the largest Members’ Agency advising 3rd party capital to Lloyd’s.

Our clear purpose allows us to develop areas of the market that are under-served, as well as offer alternative investment products to both private individuals and institutions.

Independent thinking comes through in our well-informed perspective on business, market dynamics, investment opportunities and risk, presenting points of view in a balanced, analytical manner.

This empowers our colleagues and clients to better anticipate future needs and ambitions and make fully informed decisions.

In a world where businesses are constantly merging, we are still a family owned company.

Meet Our People

One of the leading figures in the English Civil War, John Hampden's determination and freedom of thought is a quality we look to exhibit throughout our organisation.

We take corporate social responsibility seriously and support in excess of 20 charities. For many years, Hampden has been helping to build a stronger local community with our support for the Lloyd's Community Programme.

Neil Smith, CEO of Hampden Agencies, sits on the board and is also a trustee of the Lloyd's Charity Trust.

All employees are also able to maximise their donations to charity through payroll giving and Hampden provides matched funding for staff involved in raising money for charity.