Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £2,370.1m

Includes gross written premiums less treaty for:
AXA Insurance Group £2,323.7m
AXA Global Risks (UK) £39.9m
AXA Art Insurance C ...

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £2,370.1m

Includes gross written premiums less treaty for:
AXA Insurance Group £2,323.7m
AXA Global Risks (UK) £39.9m
AXA Art Insurance Corp £6.5m

AXA Insurance Group

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £2,323.7m
Year established: 1990
One Aldgate
Tel: 020 7702 3109
Fax: 020 7977 5100
AXA Insurance is one of the UK's top three general insurance providers, with a network of
20 commercial branches, more than 5,000 staff and a gross written premium in excess of £2bn.
It is the general insurance arm of AXA UK, which in turn is part of the AXA Group, the provider of financial protection and wealth management to 50 million customers worldwide.
1990 - AXA Insurance is formed in Cardiff.
1994 - Union des Assurances de Paris (UAP) buys the provincial insurance company.
1996 - AXA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Sun Life Provincial Holdings (SLPH) is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The AXA group merged with the UAP. Since UAP has been a major shareholder in Sun Life, SLPH is now part of the global AXA group and is its major subsidiary in the UK.
1998 - AXA wins sponsorship of the FA Cup
1999 - SLPH announces a public offer on GRE.
The acquisition is offered in May. AXA insurance becomes one of the UK's top three insurers.
2000 - SLPH delisted from London Stock Exchange. Buy-out of the minority holdings by
AXA complete.

Chief officer: Andy Homer, chief executive
Biography: Homer joined the AXA Group in August 1998. He is also a director of AXA UK and a number of other AXA companies including AXA Ireland.
Prior to joining AXA Insurance, Homer worked for Commercial Union from 1971 to 1998.
He is also chairman of the Motor Insurers' Bureau and a deputy of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
UK branch offices: 21
UK staff: 5,000
UK general insurance agents: Approx. 7,000
UK general insurance 'club style' agents: 135 Premier Partners - defined as brokers with a regional presence, many with multiple offices and leaders in their marketplace. 400 Prime Brokers - locally based and most probably operate from a single site.

Direct arm: Axa Direct. Telephone (0800 747576) and internet (
Main classes of general insurance business:
Commercial lines make up 50% of business (August year to date) which can be broken down as: motor 23%, property 38%, employers liability 7%, public liability 19%, packages 8%, other 5%. Personal lines make up the other 50% (August year to date) which can be broken down as motor 52%, household 25%, travel 14% and other 9%.

Key general insurance personnel:
Andy Homer - chief executive
Artur Niemczewski - director of strategy
Ian Anderson - human resources director
Mark Cliff - commercial and intermediary lines director
Lee Gladwell - director of personal lines
Phil Judkins - resource and programme management director
David Torrance - finance director
Francois-Xavier Boisseau - underwriting and claims director
Colin Calder - head of broker development
Alan Beal - director, direct sales commercial
Amanda Blanc - regional director (North)
David Bobby - head of BCD finance commercial
Graham Coates - regional director (London & National Brokers)
Clive Nathan - regional director (South)

AXA Global Risks (UK)
(part of Axa Corporate Solutions Group)

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £39.9m
Year established: 1995
140 Fenchurch Street
London EC3M 6BL
Tel: 0845 308 4536
Fax: 0870 900 1790
History: AXA Corporate Solutions was launched in September 2000. It comprises the former operations of AXA Re, AXA Global Risks and AXA Cessions worldwide.
Employing approximately 2,500 staff around the world, AXA Corporate Solutions is headed by
Jean-Marie Nessi and has its headquarters in Paris. Adrian Ballardie is the chief executive officer of
the UK operation.
AXA Corporate Solutions responds to the needs of clients with specific complex or multinational exposures anywhere in the world. The UK operation facilitates access, via a single point of entry, to the expertise offered by the AXA Group, making a full range of services available to multinational companies based in the UK, UK domestic companies with complex needs or a multi-faceted risk profile, and UK and London Market Insurers requiring reinsurance protection.
As one of nine operational units within the AXA Group, AXA Corporate Solutions is a single profit centre.

Chief officer: Adrian Ballardie, UK chief executive officer
Biography: Ballardie has 27 years' experience of underwriting facultative reinsurance and treaty business in the London Market, most of which has been in the international non-marine property field. From 1997 to 1998, he was general manager of AXA Re UK and was appointed chief executive officer from July 1998. He was appointed chief executive officer of the AXA Corporate Solutions UK operation in 2000
UK staff: 415

AXA Art Insurance Corp

Gross written premiums less treaty (2000): £6.5m
Year established: 1982
78 Leadenhall Street,
London EC3A 3DH
Tel: 020 7626 5001
Fax: 020 7626 4606
History: AXA Art Insurance Corp (formerly AXA Nordstern Art Insurance) has been insuring private collectors, dealers, museums and exhibitions in the UK since 1982 and internationally, through its London Market operation, since 1991. It is a subsidiary of AXA Nordstern Art Versicherung AG of Cologne, Germany and a member of the AXA Group of Paris, France.
Main classes of general insurance business: Fine art, antique, furniture, ceramics, silver, antiquarian books, wine, collectables, household contents and buildings.

Notes: AXA Insurance UK plc consolidated into AXA Insurance Group
AXA (Cardiff) excluded - business transferred to AXA Insurance in 1997
AXA PPP Healthcare excluded - health insurance company
AXA Re UK excluded - no general insurance business
Monument Insurance excluded - ceased trading in 1996
PPP excluded - health insurance company