GWP less treaty: £175m

Hiscox Insurance

Address:
1 Great St Helen's
London EC3A 6HX

Telephone: 020 7448 6000

Fax: 020 7448 6900

Year established: 1901

Major shareholders: Hiscox

Number of UK branches: 5

Number of UK employees (2003): 124

GWP less treaty: £175m

Hiscox Insurance

Address:
1 Great St Helen's
London EC3A 6HX

Telephone: 020 7448 6000

Fax: 020 7448 6900

Year established: 1901

Major shareholders: Hiscox

Number of UK branches: 5

Number of UK employees (2003): 124

Main lines of business: Mid net worth to high net worth personal lines customers, professional insurances for service providing businesses.

Company history: Hiscox was formed 100 years ago. It is a specialist insurance company, it does not provide insurance for the mass market, but instead creates individual policies to suit clients' specific needs.

The Hiscox Insurance Company is a member of the Hiscox Group. The Hiscox Group (Hiscox) consists of the Hiscox Insurance Company (for which the information above applies), Syndicate 33 at Lloyd's and various overseas operations. In 2003 Hiscox had gross premium income of £676.7m, including Lloyd's income. The Hiscox Insurance Company was first registered on the London Stock Exchange on 17 May 1901, and is now a member of the International Hiscox Group.

Chief officer: Sian Fisher

Biography: Sian Fisher is managing director of Hiscox Insurance. She joined Hiscox in 1986. She originally wrote a multi-class account for Syndicate 624, with a specialty in professional indemnity (PI). She began specialising in unusual areas of PI in 1994. She joined Syndicate 33 to run the PI area and in 1996 took on the book of business for Economic Insurance Company, which was subsequently renamed Hiscox Insurance Company.

In 1997 she moved her team and account to work full-time for Hiscox. Her responsibilities broadened to all commercial lines in 1998 and she also had responsibility for the Harrogate regional office.

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