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    We are a specialist insurer with three decades of experience in providing clients with the highest standards of underwriting and claims service worldwide. All our insurance businesses are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

    Beazley is a proud participant in the Lloyd's market, the largest and oldest insurance market in the world. Through the Lloyd's broker network and the market's trading licenses, we are able to access a wide range of insurance and reinsurance businesses from around the world.

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    Beazley worldwide

    Over three decades Beazley has evolved from a specialist Lloyd's syndicate transacting business exclusively from the Beazley "box" at Lloyd's in London to a global insurer with offices in Europe, Asia, and across North America. Click on a highlighted continent to learn more about our presence in that part of the world. 

    Our people and culture

    We've always had a different approach to insurance. We expect exceptional. We're driven by entrepreneurial spirit and we work in a flat, open and collaborative environment. Our people think differently, share ideas, anticipate problems and act decisively, bringing our clients the benefit of foresight.

    Management team

    Our management team is made up of people who are experts in their respective disciplines, supporting the creation of a strong, well diversified business.

    The board

    Beazley's board of directors comprises individuals with broad business experience both within and beyond the insurance industry.  They regularly review the progress of Beazley's key strategic initiatives and interact closely with the company's divisional heads and other members of the executive team.   

    Beazley clients

    Beazley’s client base is broadly diversified by type, by size and by geography. It is a leader in many of the markets in which it operates, providing insurance in 2019 for:

    • 22 of the top 50 Architectural and Engineering design firms as
      ranked by Engineering News-Record
    • Over half the AmLaw 100 list of top US law firms and 80%
      of the UK Magic Circle law firms
    • Over a third of the top 25 global software and software services companies as ranked by Software Magazine
    • Over 500 of the world’s foremost upstream and midstream
      oil and gas companies
    • Half of the UK’s jewellers’ block business
    • 6 out of 20 honor roll hospitals listed by US News and World
      Report 2019-20 and 2 out of 10 paediatric honor roll hospitals
    • 25% of HealthGrades America’s 100 best hospitals.

    When complete in 2020 the Jeddah Tower will be the world’s tallest building. We are proud to have insured both the architects and the structural engineers responsible for the Jeddah Tower and many other pioneering designs.

    Responsible business

    We want to use our expertise, influence and passion as a force for good in our local communities and the wider world.

    From designing products that do good for society to volunteering in our local communities - we are passionate about being a responsible business.

    Our history

    Beazley Group began life in 1986 as Beazley, Furlonge & Hiscox, which was bought out by Andrew Beazley and Nicholas Furlonge in 1992. Since then the company has grown steadily in terms of the risks we cover, the clients we serve and our geographic reach. Beazley today is a mature insurance business with a well diversified portfolio.

    Began trading at the 'old' 1958 Lloyd's building in 1986

    Beazley Furlonge & Hiscox established and takes over managing Syndicate: 623

    Specialty lines and treaty accounts started

    UK windstorms $3.5bn

    European storms $10bn

    Commercial property account started

    US hurricane Andrew $17bn

    UK Bishopsgate explosion $750m

    Corporate capital introduced to Lloyd's

    US Northridge earthquake $12.5bn

    Lloyd's Reconstruction and Renewal introduced

    APUA, based in Hong Kong, forms a strategic partnership with Beazley Furlonge

    Lloyd's Reconstruction and and Renewal concluded

    Recall, contingency and political risks accounts started

    Marine account started

    European storms $12bn

    Management buyout of minority shareholders

    EPL and UK PI accounts started

    US 9/11 terrorist attack $20.3bn

    Flotation raised £150m to set up Beazley Group plc

    D&O healthcare, energy, cargo and specie accounts started

    SARS outbreak in Asia $3.5bn

    Construction & engineering account started

    Beazley MGA started in the US

    Beazley acquires Omaha P&C and renames it Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. (BICI)

    US hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma $101bn

    Beazley in Hong Kong takes full ownership of APUA and renames it Beazley Limited

    Expansion of construction & engineering team into Singapore

    Beazley opens new office in Paris

    Beazley opens new office in Munich

    Political risks & contingency/ Accident & life group formed as new division

    Acquisition of Momentum Underwriting Management

    Acquisition of First State Management Group, Inc., a US underwriting manager focusing on surplus lines commercial property business

    Beazley plc becomes the new holding company for the group, incorporated in Jersey and tax resident in Ireland

    Beazley Re dac established to underwrite reinsurance business from Dublin

    Andrew Beazley, co-founder of Beazley Group and chief executive until September 2008, dies at the age of 57

    Beazley opens new office in Oslo

    Special purpose syndicate 6107 formed to grow reinsurance business

    Deepwater Horizon explosion triggers biggest oil spill in history

    Launch of the Andrew Beazley Broker Academy

    Nick Furlonge, co-founder, retires as an executive member but becomes a non-executive of Beazley Furlonge Limited

    Beazley remains profitable in worst year ever for insured natural catastrophe losses

    Political risks & contingency expands into French market

    Superstorm Sandy $25-30bn

    New offices launched in Miami and Rio to service growing markets in Latin and South America.

    Beazley Flight - comprehensive emergency evacuation - cover launched

    Beazley data breach cover extended in Europe. 1,000th breach managed

    Middle East office opened to access local political risk and violence, terrorism, trade credit and contingency business

    Space and satellite insurance account started

    Locally underwritten US business grows 19% to $537.0m

    Entered into a reinsurance agreement with Korean Re

    US underwritten premium grows by 21%

    Beazley welcomes its 1,000th employee globally

    Partnered with Munich Re to offer expanded cyber cover of up to $100m

    Acquired Leviathan and the Marketform team

    Entered five year partnership with the Design Museum to showcase breakthrough designs from around the world

    Beazley Insurance dac acquires licence to write business within the EU

    Beazley opens a new office in Barcelona and acquires Creechurch Underwriters in Canada

    Beazley closes Middle East office and sells Australian renewal rights

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria $90-95bn

    Californian wildfires $10bn

    Mexican earthquakes $2-5bn

    US local written premium reaches $1bn, overall gross premiums written grow 12% during 2018

    Neil Maidment retires as chief underwriting officer

    Beazley closes Oslo office

    Hurricanes Florence and Michael $11-14bn

    Typhoons Jebi and Trami $10-12bn

    Californian wildfires $9-15bn

    Martin Bride retires as group finance director

    Gross premiums written passes $3bn

    Hurricane Dorian $4.5bn

    Typhoons Faxai and Hagibis $15-25bn

    Beazley Designs of the Year

    Beazley is proud to partner with the Design Museum and to support the Beazley Designs of the Year. As a specialist insurer, we are well placed to understand the value of good design. We see first-hand the consequences when things go wrong and our products and services are expertly designed to help people and businesses when they most need help. Beazley Designs of the Year brings together the very best examples of design over the last year from around the world across six categories.