GWP less treaty: £217.8m

Hiscox Insurance Company


1 Great St Helen's, London EC3A 6HX

t: 020 7448 6000

f: 020 7448 6900

Company history:

Hiscox was formed 100 years ago. Hiscox does not deal in 'commodity' insurance, but concentrates on insurance where brains make a difference to each transaction.

The Hiscox Insurance Company has two specialties of higher value household business and business risks for specific professions, distributed via offices in London, Birmingham, Maidenhead, Colchester, Leeds and Glasgow, and international offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Guernsey, Munich and Ireland.

The Hiscox Insurance Company is part of the Hiscox Group, which also comprises the leading Lloyd's vehicle Syndicate 33. In 2003 Hiscox plc controlled gross premium of £1.8bn.

Main lines of business:

High value household and professional and speciality commercial insurances for small to medium sized enterprises, primarily in emerging professions

Year established: 1901

Major shareholders: Hiscox

Number of UK branches: 6

Number of UK employees (2003): 120

Chief officer: Bronek Masojada


Bronek Masojada joined the Hiscox Group as managing director in 1993.

He became managing director of Hiscox plc in July 1996 and then chief executive of Hiscox plc in 2000.

He is currently a deputy chairman of Lloyd's, and has recently been appointed president of the Insurance Institute of London.

Prior to joining Hiscox, Masojada worked at McKinsey & Co, serving a range of manufacturing, consumer goods and financial services clients in London, Sydney and Tokyo. He was part of the McKinsey team that advised the Rowland Task Force in 1991 and assisted Lloyd's in the preparation of the Business Plan in 1993.