Gross written premium (1999):

Gross written premium (1999):

Swiss Reinsurance Company

Year company established:

UK head office:
Swiss Re House
71-77 Leadenhall Street
tel: 020 7623 3456
fax: 020 7929 4282

website address:

Company history:
Swiss Re UK was established in 1969 after the Swiss Re Group sold the majority shareholding in Mercantile & General Reinsurance Company 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 insurance business is concerned, Swiss Re GB has three key subsidiaries:

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

    Chief officer:
    Martin Albers

    Main classes of business:
    property, casualty, marine and aviation