SR International Business Insurance Co

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £460.7m
Address:
71-77 Leadenhall Street
EC3A 3DE
Tel: 020 7623 3456
Fax: 0 ...

SR International Business Insurance Co

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £460.7m
Address:
71-77 Leadenhall Street
EC3A 3DE
Tel: 020 7623 3456
Fax: 020 7929 4282
Website: www.swissre.co.uk

History: Swiss Re UK was established in 1969 after the Swiss Re Group sold the majority shareholding in M&G Re it had held since 1917. The company underwrites across a broad range of insurance classes covering property, casualty, engineering, marine and aviation risks. The holding company for Swiss Re's extensive operations in the UK is Swiss Re GB. As far as non-life business is concerned, Swiss Re GB has three key subsidiaries:

  • Treaty and facultative reinsurance cover is handled by Swiss Reinsurance Company UK Ltd.
  • Participations in the primary insurance of large and/or complex risks are underwritten by a specialist carrier, SR International Business Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Mercantile & General Reinsurance Company Ltd deals with the run-off of discontinued Swiss Re Group connections as well as with the run-off of third party portfolios.

    Main classes of general insurance business: Property, casualty, marine and aviation

    Notes: Merchant & Gen Re excluded - ceased trading in 1997
    Palatine Insurance excluded - ceased trading in 1994
    Swiss Re (UK) excluded - reinsurance company
    Swiss Re Life & H excluded - life reinsurance company