Our history

How did we get to be the business we are today? Take a stroll through the key moments in our history over the last 20 years.

Opened the Hiscox Bermuda office

The Hiscox Bermuda office is opened. Hiscox plc moves its country of domicile to Bermuda from the United Kingdom, adopting the name Hiscox Ltd. It also become a primary office for our reinsurance business.

First catastrophe bond at Lloyd's

Product

Hiscox launched the first ever catastrophe bond transaction at Lloyd’s, Agatha Re, providing Hiscox Syndicate 33 with a new source of catastrophe reinsurance protection for earthquake events in the USA. This innovation led to many more in the market allowing Lloyd’s to offer more protection to those living in catastrophe prone locations.