AXIS Syndicate 1686

AXIS Syndicate 1686 offers specialty lines insurance and reinsurance for clients around the world. AXIS Syndicate 1686 was founded principally on the transfer of a well diversified and balanced portfolio of specialty lines business in which AXIS Insurance has an established reputation and solid track record of performance.

With plan gross premium of US $404 million for 2016, AXIS Syndicate 1686 currently underwrites property, terrorism, marine, energy, aviation and professional lines, including coverage offered through MGA arrangements. Business may be shared between AXIS Syndicate 1686 and other AXIS underwriting entities, subject to clients’ approval, licensing requirements and capacity demands.

Alistair Robson is the Active Underwriter for AXIS Syndicate 1686. He is supported by AXIS Insurance’s underwriting, claims, actuarial, modeling, finance, operations and risk management teams which provide services to AXIS Syndicate 1686. Brokers and clients benefit from our underwriting expertise, world-class coverages and industry-leading claims services.

​Alistair Robson

  • Active Underwriter
  • AXIS Syndicate 1686
  • Office: +44-207-877-3931
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  • In the event of a complaint, please email complaintsmanagereurope@
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Financial Strength

AXIS Syndicate 1686 is managed by Asta Managing Agency Limited under a turnkey arrangement with capital wholly provided by AXIS Corporate Capital UK Limited as a Lloyd's Corporate Member. AXIS Syndicate 1686 carries the Lloyd's financial strength ratings of "A+" (Strong) by Standard & Poor's, "AA-" (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings and "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The Syndicate also benefits from the strength of the Lloyd's brand, its network of global licenses and the Lloyd's Chain of Security.

The AXIS insurance and reinsurance companies are rated "A+" (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best.

AXIS Syndicate 1686


Boxes 312, 313, 317 & 318            Mailing Address: 
3rd Floor Gallery                              4th Floor
Lloyd’s Building                                Plantation Place South   
One Lime Street                               60 Great Tower Street
London EC3M 7HA                          London EC3R 5AZ



If you are a policyholder and wish to make a complaint about the service you have received, we will investigate your concerns and attempt to resolve the matter to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.

Please contact us at:

4th Floor
Plantation Place South
60 Great Tower Street

Telephone: +44-20-7877-3800


In the event that you remain dissatisfied you may, if you wish, refer your complaint to Lloyd's.  Lloyd's will independently review your complaint, taking into account good insurance practice and whether all of the circumstances involved have been considered fairly.

Lloyd's contact details are as follows:

One Lime Street

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7327 5693
Fax: +44 (0)20 7327 5225

If you remain dissatisfied after Lloyd's has considered your complaint, you may have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).  The Financial Ombudsman Service is an independent service in the UK for settling disputes between consumers and businesses providing financial services.  

The FOS's contact details are as follows:

Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
E14 9SR

+44 (0)30 0123 9123

Telephone: +44 (0)30 0123 9123


AXIS Syndicate 1686 Overview​​



Asta Managing Agency Limited –

Lloyd's –

AXIS Syndicate 1686 is managed at Lloyd's by Asta Managing Agency Limited. Asta Managing Agency Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Firm Reference Number: 204897) and is the Lloyd's Managing Agency for AXIS Syndicate 1686. Asta Managing Agency Limited, Registered Office: 5th Floor, Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London, EC3A 7LL, United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 01918744. Coverage is underwritten by a member company of the AXIS group of insurance companies or by AXIS Syndicate 1686. Coverage may not be available in all states and jurisdictions.