Welcome to AirSP

  • The Market Association for Insurance & Reinsurance Service Providers

    AirSP represents professional Service Providers from across the world who deliver high quality work to the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry in both the Live and Run-Off markets. We offer...

    • A range of networking events throughout the year to which guests can be invited
    • Valuable marketing opportunities
    • The opportunity to take part in panel discussions at key market events
    • Member discounts
    • Low annual subscriptions

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GDPR Presentation - 6 February 2018

AirSP’s guest speaker on 6th February, Quentin Archer could not have been more relevant nor more informed and fascinating. GDPR was the subject. It is here. It is unavoidable and it is a considerable challenge to all in the insurance and reinsurance world. Yet Quentin introduced the complexities with ease and humour. A solid reflection on a good speaker is the Q&A to follow. There were many questions & all - both on the floor of the seminar & afterwards in the bar of the The Broker's Wine Bar, Leadenhall Market - generated more knowledge & informed comment by all attending.

Another highly entertaining & relevant seminar from AirSP.

Robert Harrison

Presentation by Penny Hudson - 10 January 2018

Penny Hudson has spent many years working in Gibraltar obtaining authorisation for, and then running and managing, captives and agencies there. A familiar face at the Rendezvous de Septembre and other (re)insurance conferences, with global links and expertise, she joined Artex 4 years ago, since when she has spent two years working with the Malta office before returning to the UK to put her vast experience to work in compliance.

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With her specialist background and knowledge of the (re)insurance laws and practice of these different locations, with significant (re)insurance players, likely to be substantially impacted by Brexit, she talked to AirSP about the problems, risk and opportunities as Brexit draws closer. She explained how, so far as possible, the problems can be avoided, the risks managed and the opportunities taken by those seeking to do business in the UK and the EU in the years to come.

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Since no-one yet knows the parameters of the UK’s future relationship with the EU in (re)insurance, obviously precautions need to be taken. Both regulatory regimes (‘equivalence’ was mentioned in her speech and in much audience participation) and market access need careful assessment, and continuing monitoring as negotiations move forward.

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With nimble footwork and astute assessment, in which these smaller jurisdictions excel, and with the talent that they have, Penny believes and convinced her audience not only that the UK market should continue to thrive but also that Malta and Gibraltar will be able to accommodate to, and still have a valuable role, in the market in the future. They will continue to provide a launch’ platform for those wishing to insure risks in the EU and the UK.

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The watchword is: adaptability. We shall all have to adapt to the new regimes and relationships which Brexit will create. Malta and Gibraltar have the skills, and the (re)insurance base to be in the fore-front of the players doing so, and should remain players of whom everyone should take account.

Charity Quiz Night - November 2017

AirSP has a history of great Quiz Nights. We did it again on 14 November.

Our charity this year was Tom’s Trust. Tom’s Trust was set up by parents who lost their son due to a brain tumour, on three weeks’ notice – without any psychological support or counselling for their child, their other children or themselves. It raises awareness of the need for such support, and funds to help provide it.

People from all across the market came together in The Habit, as last year, for fun and friendship while pitting their wits against each other and the quiz-mistresses. Besides a raffle – first prize a picnic basket of gin, and others ranging from a John Lewis voucher through an enormous Christmas pudding to a bottle of champagne (and other bottles!) – participants enjoyed a superbly compered ‘Heads and Tails’ contest; splitting the money raised between the winner and the charity. They then went on to answer questions ranging from pies, though confectionary to films identified from photographs, while enjoying food and drink.

Congratulations to our winning team this year, “Who is No. 1”, captained by Neville Hunt. We hope they enjoyed the prizes – a bottle of wine and a mini Christmas Pudding for each team member!

£700 was raised for Tom's Trust and we are all delighted to have helped such a good cause.

Bill Perry - Chairman

Thank you so much for supporting us and raising such an amazing amount of money for the charity and supporting children with brain tumours! Just to put the money that your raised into perspective, it will buy 10 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy for four children, something that would not have been available to them, so please do pass on our thanks to all those involved in what sounded like a wonderful evening.

Again, a huge thank you from everyone at Team Tom for supporting our work.

Deborah Whiteley - Founder

www.tomstrust.org.uk