38. TYSER & CO
12-20 CAMOMILE STREET
LONDON EC3A 7PJ
TEL: 020 7623 6262
FAX: 020 7621 9042
FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME (2004): £19.78m
PRE-TAX PROFIT: £1.47m
NUMBER OF UK EMPLOYEES: 217
CHIEF OFFICER: ROGER MARSH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1820
Tyser is the oldest name in the London insurance market, where it has traded continuously and independently since 1820.
Firmly rooted in the marine industry in which it has its origins, today the company provides the full range of general wholesale and retail insurance services as well as a number of specialist disciplines, many of which are leaders in their fields.
Having traded as a partnership for much of its history, Tyser became incorporated in August 2001 as part of its strategy to grow in a controlled, sustainable manner and to retain and attract the best people.
The firm strives to provide the highest quality of service across broking, claims handling and administration; and believes its excellent reputation and outstanding record for client retention is testimony to its success.
With over 160 staff based at its head office in the City of London and 38 at Basildon, Essex, Tyser has a wide and varied client base and is particularly well known for its work in the developing world, in which it has had a strong presence for many decades.
Roger Marsh, Christopher Spratt, Michael Cairns, Keith Cooper, Chris Elliott, Gordon Graham, John Ramsay and David Randle.
MAIN LINES OF BUSINESS
Tyser Risk Management (Bangladesh).
CHIEF OFFICER BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1945 and with a strong insurance pedigree (son of Bertie Marsh of Barder and Marsh and brother of Brian Marsh of Nelson Hurst & Marsh), Roger Marsh was educated at Sutton Valence School and at Cranbrook, Michigan, US.
Marsh entered the market in 1963 as a broker at Sir William Garthwaite & Co. He joined Tyser in 1967 and was elected a partner in 1975, at which stage the company had a payroll of 25 people and brokerage of around £250,000.
In 1994, he succeeded Donald Carpmael as senior partner.
In July 2001 Marsh played a key role in steering the partnership through incorporation and has played a major part in the continuing development of Tyser while ensuring that its values and culture remain unimpaired.