Julian Tighe, Group Director of Asta:
Asta create and manage underwriting businesses, anything from small entrepreneurs to multinational global reinsurers that want to access Lloyds.
Lloyd's of London is a pretty unique place, it's not a company, it's a marketplace.
They're assessing risks from all over the world. And the capital that supports the underwriting is truly global as well.
Asta is helping entrepreneurial businesses to access the market.
One example being the Syndicate-in-a-box. Syndicate-in-a-box is a lower cost, faster access solution.
It's a great way for entrepreneurs to get a foot in the door.
Lloyd’s has historically had a fantastic reputation for innovation and technology, and Asta is the heart of that.
James Morris, MD, International Corporate Banking:
Lloyd’s is truly an international business and at Barclays we have a truly international insurance team.
We have a focus on innovation and digitalisation, which is where Lloyd’s is currently going.
We can offer everything across the spectrum from the most simple bank accounts to the most structured solution. Most importantly, we can tailor what is required to that specific customer.
Having a dedicated relationship manager for Asta is particularly important.
You want to feel like you're the only client, the most important client and actually Barclays do make us feel like that.
We're really proud of our relationship with Asta. It's been 10 years now, we've seen them grow from strength to strength. And now we really see them as the most entrepreneurial managing agency in the market.
Barclays expertise in the market allow Barclays to provide Asta with tailored solutions. We can rely on Barclays.
The big picture is really exciting. We certainly feel the partnership that we got and how we're collaborating is really revolutionising how insurers come to market. We're constantly seeking ways to innovate.
I'm very excited about the future for Asta. And I'm absolutely sure that Barclays will continue to help us on that journey.