Ascent is a specialist Managing General Agent underwriting on behalf of a number of Lloyd’s Syndicates.


Insurance Solutions

We provide innovative insurance solutions either face to face or via our proprietary electronic underwriting platform, and commit to offering a first class and efficient level of service to our broking partners.


Our Team

Our team have an in depth level of experience and expertise in our markets, which is reflected within our cutting edge market leading insurance products. We have the ability to offer both off the shelf solutions, and bespoke policies which can be finely tailored to the needs of a specific client.



Ascent believes that all insurance products should be complemented by value added solutions and for this reason we partner with other professionals, including risk assessors, forensic experts, and proactive claims management companies, that assist our clients in making informed choices and ensure the claims process is smooth and efficient.

The Management Team

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

David Umbers

David is responsible for all business operations.

Prior to Ascent, David was senior partner at Lloyds broker Safeonline having organised their management buyout in 2006 and was instrumental in their rapid and profitable growth.

Co-Founder & Chief Underwriting Officer

Gareth Tungatt

Gareth has responsibility for all underwriting operations including product development.

With over 20 years experience writing cyber, technology and IP risk, he is recognised as one of the leading underwriters in the London market generating consistently profitable results.

Latest News

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Ascent hires cyber underwriting duo

Ascent Underwriting, the cyber and specialty lines MGA and a founding partner of OPTIO, today announces the appointment of two cyber underwriters, Kieran Shiret and Henry Rydon, effective immediately… Read More

8 October 2019