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    All the good things in life come with a little risk

    We should know. Back in 1986 when we began, the US liability insurance market was in crisis. Things weren't looking good. Not the best time to start a business, you might think. But at Beazley we see every risk as an opportunity to do things differently. 

    So we took the plunge and started our business, with just a couple of second-hand desks and a handsome old hat stand. 

    Insurance is about risk, but it’s also about people. 

    We searched for the Industry's brightest sparks to join us. A diverse bunch, all looking for that rare thing in insurance: an adventure. We certainly found one. 

    We began putting our heads together to tackle our clients’ biggest challenges. And in a world fast becoming head-scratchingly complex, we set ourselves the goal to become the Industry's go to problem solvers. We've done things differently ever since. In an age of easy assumptions and talking big, we keep an open mind and listen more.

    Persevering until we've found the right solution.  Our quiet and boundless curiosity have seen us embrace all manner of risks: Boldly going further, from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the moon. 

    So that’s our story, in a nutshell. The moral of the tale? Life’s a risky business. But by enabling our clients to explore, create and build a different world, we’re helping to make it a better one. And by striving to do the right thing rather than the easy thing, we’re shaping a brighter future for our people, our partners and the planet. We definitely think that’s a risk worth taking.  

    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

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