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Why choose Hampden

Why choose Hampden

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


Hampden’s managed, discretionary portfolios have produced a net average annualised return of 24.2%1 between 2003 and 2022, in the process outperforming the Lloyd’s market by 13.6%.


One of the reasons we can outperform the market is our scale. We advise or provide administration services to investors who support in excess of £6.5bn of syndicate capacity, approximately 12.5% 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.


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 performances, 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 the view of market conditions in each class.


Quarterly newsletters are sent out to all clients and twice a year we run a series of events, across the whole of the UK, when we invite all our clients and their advisers to come and hear a first hand update about the market and syndicate results, with an opportunity for further questions and discussion over lunch. These events are provided in a digital format for anyone unable to attend in person.

Personal Service

We provide an entirely bespoke service centred around your particular needs, facilitated by a dedicated Client Director.

We appreciate your time is precious and are always delighted to meet you wherever suits you best, either in person at your office or home, 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 where we have official market results or estimates from Q4 2003 to Q3 2022. Years of account 2021 and 2022 are estimates based on Lloyd’s syndicates submissions as at Q3 2023. Returns are net of fees and charges but pre-tax.

Get in touch

To find out more about Lloyd's, please give us a call or send an email.

40 Gracechurch Street,

Alistair Troughton

Sales & Marketing Director