Gross written premium (1999):

Gross written premium (1999):

Allianz AG, Germany

Year company established:

UK head office:
57 Ladymead
tel: 01483 568161
fax: 01483 300952

website :

Company history:
Cornhill Insurance is one of the largest general insurersin the UK and since 1986 has been part of the Allianz Group, one of Europe's main global insurers and providers of financial services.

In 1998, Allianz acquired 51% of Assurances Generales de France (AGF). As a result AGF's commercial lines portfolio and selected personal lines business in the

UK were transferred to Cornhill.

Cornhill Insurance is divided into trading divisions and in 1999 the company's principal distribution channel, the broker channel, was reorganised into two divisions. Allianz Cornhill serves brokers outside London through a network of 12 regional branches. Personal lines business is handled through two specialist centres based in Bristol and Leeds.

Allianz Cornhill International serves the needs of London brokers both domestically and for global risks. ACI also provides the link with the Allianz Group's worldwide network and manages the UK relationship with all international and national brokers.

Cornhill, through its subsidiary, Trafalgar Insurance, acts as underwriting partner for the broker-only marketing initiative, Broker Direct.

Cornhill became one of the best known names in the financial services industry as a result of the company's sponsorship of English test match cricket. This association came to an end in the summer of 2000 after 23 years

Chief officer:
Ray Treen

Ray Treen was born in Anglesey, Wales, in 1940. He joined Cornhill in 1969 as executive assistant, rising to the position of chief executive in 1988

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Direct arm:
Cornhill Direct

Main classes of business:
commercial lines, personal lines, international industrial business engineering, marine, creditor, legal expenses, extended warranty and pet insurance

Key general insurance personnel:
Andrew Torrance, general manager, Allianz Cornhill
Horst Jaeger, general manager, Allianz CornhilI International