Gross written premiums less treaty (2001): £4.7bn

Address: Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 1PP

Tel: 020 7283 9000

Gross written premiums less treaty (2001): £4.7bn

Address: Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 1PP

Tel: 020 7283 9000

www.royalsunalliance.co.uk

Year established:
1996 (with origins dating back to 1710)

History:Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) is one of the world's largest international insurance groups and writes most classes of property & casualty insurance. The company was

created in 1996 by the merger of two insurance companies, Royal Insurance and Sun Alliance.

These trace their origins to three companies: the Sun (founded in 1710); the Alliance (founded in 1824) and the Royal (1845). The Group has also incorporated the Westminster Fire

Office, the London and the Phoenix.

Chief officer: Duncan Boyle

Biography: Boyle is UK chief executive of R&SA and has worked for the company since 1974. He was appointed to his present position in April 2002.

UK branches: 30

UK staff (average for 2002): 17,000

Direct arm: More Th>n

Main lines of business: Property, motor, employers' liability, public/product liability, engineering, professional and financial risks, healthcare and assistance (including PMI) and personal accident