GWP less treaty: £655.4m


XL House, 70 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0XL

t: 020 7933 7000

f: 020 7469 1000


w:; -
Year established: 1986

Number of UK employees: About 300

Main lines of business: Property and casualty

Company history:

From its origin as a writer of excess liability insurance, XL Insurance has grown into one of the world's pre-eminent writers of commercial insurance.

XL Capital Ltd is a public holding company quoted on the New York Stock Exchange. XL Insurance Company Ltd, an XL Capital company, is a UK-registered EU-carrier which writes primarily global risk management property/casualty insurance for large national and multinational corporations.

Led by Clive Tobin, chief executive of XL Capital's insurance operations, XL Insurance today operates in 24 countries with more than $5.2bn in premium written in 2003. It is a global provider of primary to excess commercial insurance and is viewed as a global strategic partner for many companies.