Acrisure receives nod from Lloyd’s to launch Syndicate 1985, operated by Asta


Asta, the third-party business owner at Lloyd’s, and Acrisure announced that Lloyd’s has “in principle” approved the launch of Flux Syndicate 1985, which will begin its adoption January 1, 2023.

Flux is expected to generate gross written premium of £106.7 million (US$123.9 million) by 2023, 70% of which is new to Lloyd’s.

Flux’s low-touch underwriting model will bring Lloyd’s best products to new buyers through Acrisure’s technology-driven retail distribution systems, while expanding consortia opportunities for other Lloyd’s syndicates by facilitating access to the Acrisure retail network.

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“The global insurance market is experiencing a growing convergence between underwriting, distribution and capital. The Flux syndicate provides investors with access to high-quality risk from multiple sources through the most direct route. We’ve looked at Lloyd’s efforts to make the market more accessible and easy to use, and we’re pleased with what we’ve seen,” said Grahame Millwater, Acrisure’s president of global insurance.

“With Asta’s help, we have created a leading business model that will leverage these facilities to the benefit of everyone in the chain, from the insured customer to the ultimate capital provider,” said Millwater.

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“The Flux opportunity has significant potential to attract growing business at Lloyd’s. Of the approximately $32 billion in premium currently managed by Acrisure, only approximately $400 million currently flows to Lloyd’s,” said Lorraine Harfitt, CEO of Asta.

“The launch of Flux will dramatically increase that ratio and bring a large volume of new risks and premiums to the market. It will not only accrue to Flux, but also to other syndicates and will also provide additional opportunities for third-party capital,” Harfitt added.

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“We are proud to be able to offer third-party syndicate management to this exciting business, which is a clear confirmation of Lloyd’s initiatives to make the market more attractive to high-value, low-cost, entrepreneurial insurance players seeking an efficient platform for growth” said Lorraine Harfitt, Asta’s chief executive officer.

Source: Asta and Acrisure


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