GWP less treaty: £304.5m


4th Floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7YE

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Year established: 1974

Major shareholders: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Number of UK offices: 1

Number of UK employees: 125

Company history:

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company is one of the largest P&C insurers in the US, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and employing over 30,000 people worldwide.

The Liberty Mutual group had annual gross revenue of $16.6bn for 2003 with total assets of $64bn. The Liberty Mutual group, including the UK company, is rated A (Strong) by Standard & Poor's. Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe forms the European arm of LIU, Liberty's specialty global insurance business unit. Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe's main operation is centred on London with branches in Dublin, Paris, Cologne, Zurich and Singapore.

Main lines of business: Aviation, on and offshore energy, construction and engineering, professional indemnity, directors' and officers' liability, financial institution coverage, general and employers' liability, property catastrophe (through Paris branch)

Chief officer: Sean Rocks

Biography: Sean Rocks has been involved in the international insurance market for more than 20 years, encompassing the London, Dublin and Bermuda markets.

He joined Liberty in 1997 to set up a Dublin-based insurance company and was appointed chief executive of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe in 2001. Prior to joining Liberty he spent 15 years with Marsh.