Fee and commission income (2004): £263m.

Pre-tax profit (2004): £5m

Address: Staple Hall

Stone House Court

87-90 Houndsditch

London EC3A 7NP

Tel: 020 7621 1263

Fax: 020 7623 6175

Website: www.rfib.co.uk
Year established: 1980

History: RFIB was formed in 1980 and is a specialist international insurance and reinsurance broker. Approximately three quarters of its activity is wholesale or reinsurance, and the remaining quarter retail. Its clients consist of a range of international companies, insurance and reinsurance groups, in addition to a number of Lloyd's syndicates. RFIB also acts as wholesale broker and consultant to direct and reinsurance brokers worldwide.

RFIB formally changed its name from Robert Fleming Insurance Brokers to RFIB Group Ltd on 31st March 2004. RFIB has a large geographical spread, covering areas such as North America, Japan, The Middle East, Southern Africa, Latin/South America as well as closer to home in Europe and Scandinavia. In 2004, RFIB Group achieved a listing in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, a league table that ranks Britain's 100 fastest-growing medium sized unquoted companies by profit growth.

Major shareholders: Wholly owned by employees/former employees.

Main lines of business: Marine (direct and reinsurance); non marine reinsurance; North America wholesale; UK retail.

Number of UK branches: 2

Subsidiary companies: RFIB Marine Ltd, RFIB Non Marine Ltd, RFIB North America Ltd, RFIB (UK) Ltd, Sanshin TOEI RFIB Ltd, London & Overseas Reinsurance Intermediaries Ltd

Number of UK employees (average for 2003): 226

Chief officer: Patrick Holcroft OBE.