Founded in 1820, Tysers began in the marine trade, the developing world, and assisted governments with state-owned insurance programmes.

Originally a family firm, Tysers became a private partnership before finally incorporating in 2001.  In 2007 a new generation spearheaded a buyout of Tyser & Co, which is now 100 per cent employee-owned. The purpose of this transaction was to position the company to maximise the opportunities that lie ahead under a strong, committed and highly motivated management team.

Our company may have evolved but our family ethos and client focus have remained the same, with a combination of entrepreneurialism and principled business practice that sets us apart.

Our business model is built around our three pillars of expertise, culture and performance, with a number of defining characteristics:

  1. Strong relationships
    In the market and with clients, with Tysers respected for its specialist skills.
  2. Superior client retention
    Driven by strong technical / problem solving expertise and claims service.
  3. Local presence
    With London-based operation supporting local brokers around the world, avoiding the potential conflicts (and costs) arising from a network of local offices.
  4. Unique culture
    Centred on respect, integrity and trust for nearly 200 years.
  5. Employer of choice
    For both brokers and underwriters, with a strong reputation and entrepreneurial spirit.
  6. Independent
    Focused on delivering the best results for clients without short-term performance pressures.
  7. Financial performance
    Delivering year on year growth and profitability, despite tough trading conditions.