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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Blockchain Presentation - 25 January 2016

We are delighted to invite you to a presentation on ‘Blockchain’ by Berry Holding-Parsons of Holding-Parsons Solicitors. Berry Holding-Parsons has specialised in internet and e-commerce law for over 20 years. As such, he helps businesses to minimise the legal risks of new technology. He also advises start-ups and gives general company and commercial advice, both within the insurance market and elsewhere.

Blockchain is said to be the next big thing. His talk will give a brief overview of what blockchain is and how, and how soon, it might be adapted within the insurance market. Recently driverless cars have been talked about; now they may well be part of day-to-day life in five years or so. Will blockchain be the same?

The talk will take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at The Broker's Wine Bar, Leadenhall Market, and be followed by an opportunity to network with the benefit of a cash bar.

The talk is free for members and their guests (£10.00 for non-members), but we ask you to register your intention to attend (PLEASE CLICK ON FORTHCOMING EVENTS), so we can control numbers.

We look forward to seeing you and chatting over drinks. Please let your colleagues and friends know that they will be most welcome to attend.

Bill Perry

Chairman

AirSP Charity Quiz Night - 8 November 2016

In another packed Quiz Night, AirSP has again this year raised a large sum for its designated charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

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-master. Besides a raffle – first prize a paint-balling trip for ten, with many other prizes – participants answered questions ranging from Game of Thrones, through mortality in the Great Fire of London, to the Beatles, and almost everything in between!

Congratulations to the Allsorts, our winning team this year. We hope they enjoyed the prizes – a bottle of champagne and one of wine for each team member!

Christmas AirSPitality - Thursday 15 December 2016

We are delighted to invite you to enjoy a glass or two of Christmas spirit and hot nibbles with us.

The festive gathering will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday 15 December at The Lloyd’s Club, Crutched Friars, EC3.

The event is FREE for members (up to 3 people per member firm) and £25.00 per ticket for their guests and for non-members. Please could we ask you to register if you would like to join us (PLEASE CLICK ON FORTHCOMING EVENTS), so we can control numbers.

We hope you will be able to come along, and we look forward to welcoming you and your guests to our Christmas celebration.

Bill Perry

Chairman

MODELS WITHOUT TEARS PRESENTATION - 11 OCTOBER 2016

The room at the Broker's Wine Bar looked almost packed when AirSp Member Richard King gave us an introduction to his modelling work. The intricacies of statistics came to life when he briefly explained the basic terms of bell curves, normal distributions, poisson curves, "fat tails" etc. It quickly became clear that Richard's insights into collecting data and how to analyse it were not merely theoretical. Practitioners should be careful when selecting data and presenting results for e.g. Lloyd's Realistic Disaster Scenarios or Solvency II calculations. From "garbage in to garbage out" and applying it with a pinch of salt, Richard made us again a bit more comfortable about discussing statistics and the impact of data modelling on our daily insurance business. Yes, the model might tell you that it happens once every 250 years but (a) this can happen today, and again tomorrow, and the model is still right and (b) your gut feeling might tell you something different. Listen to it.

Andreas Bachofner

Shires Partnership

MONTE CARLO DINNER - 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

As the sun set and the air cooled after another gloriously sunny (although rather hot and humid) day at this year’s Rendezvous – at which some serious business discussions mixed with the lighter undertones of social networking had been concluded for the day - the evening began.

In traditional style, the annual AirSP Dinner followed the Principality Cocktail Party. The Quai des Artistes Restaurant, as always, not only lived up to, but surpassed expectations. Members and their guests were treated to fine cuisine, impeccable service and, of course, a glass or two!

The Dinner was again well attended, the company excellent and the atmosphere convivial. A very good time was had by all.

Tracy Bailey

Secretariat

For the full calendar of events planned for 2016 - see below

EVENTS FOR 2016

19 January

Managing implementation risk –

Making your Business Plan happen

David Mellor

16 February

MENA Review

Charles Catt

8 March

International Women’s Day

Elena Bredikhina

7 April

AGM & Dinner

17 May

Building your Brand without Blowing your Budget

Patrick Palmer, Barbican

14 June

FCA Presentation

Mark Wilson

7 July

Wine Tasting Evening

16 August

Members’ Drinks Reception

12 September

Monte Carlo Dinner

 

11 October *

Models without Tears

Richard King, GKA Associates

8 November

Quiz Night

15 December

Xmas Party

Cyber Risks Talk - 29 September 2015

It was a pleasure to have Anna Bender, Fitch Ratings, present to our members giving an insight into cyber risks and how these are viewed in the market. For a full report from a Member's perspective, CLICK HERE to see Mark Wood's article.

Insurance Act 2015 Talk - 12 May 2015

One of AirSP’s objectives is to keep its members up-to-date with developments in the law and the market as they happen. We were therefore delighted to have Charlotte Waters, of Fisher Scoggins Waters, talk to AirSP on 12 May about the Insurance Act 2015.

Members can access the Insurance Act summary, featured in the News Articles, by logging into the site.