Fidentia was formed in 2008 by Alpha Insurance Analysts Limited (Alpha) and Duncan & Toplis Limited to provide a one-stop administration, accounts, tax and audit service for LLPs and Namecos underwriting at Lloyd's.
Fidentia works closely with Alpha to provide a timely and efficient management operation to run alongside the Members' Agent and advisory services provided to members of Lloyd's by Alpha. As with Alpha, our objective is to set a new benchmark for service in this area, exceeding that experienced by underwriting members in the past.
We also now look after several entities who retain a Members' Agent other than Alpha. Fidentia does not look after any Scottish Limited Partnerships.
Fidentia has at its disposal the accounting and tax expertise of Duncan & Toplis, a top 40 accountancy firm, with over 40 years experience of dealing with Lloyd's Members.
Independent audit will be provided by Humphrey and Co, also a firm with many years experience of Lloyd's affairs. By virtue of having to prepare accounts under schedule 3 of the Companies Act 2006, LLPs and Namecos at Lloyd's are not able to take advantage of audit exemptions available to small companies: the audit therefore is compulsory.
Preparation of tax returns for persons other than the underwriting LLP or Nameco is not included, but Duncan & Toplis will be happy to provide quotations for these, together with any ad hoc tax advice that members and/or the LLP/Nameco may require on an individual basis.