PWS Holdings

PWS Holdings

Fee and commission income (1999):

Pre-tax profit (1999):

Head office:
52-56 Minories
Tel: 020 7480 6622
Fax: 020 7480 0520


Major shareholders:
Jupiter Asset Management, Philips & Drew Fund Management, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, P. Smith

Chief officer:
Peter Smith, group managing director

Company history:
PWS was founded in 1964, became a Lloyd's broker in 1967, and was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1984.

Initially operating solely from its office in London, the company developed an extensive international client base. Its global presence now stretches across the globe, with offices in cities including New York, Singapore and Amsterdam.

The company has progressively developed specialist divisions to handle all major classes of reinsurance, including property, marine, financial institutions, construction/engineering, liability, accident and health, and treaty.

Main lines of business:
International treaty and facultative reinsurance

Number of UK branches:

Number of employees (average for 1999):