Our History

Our History

JLT Re is the 4th largest reinsurance broker in the world, with global reach and relevance, combining market leading expertise and proprietary analytical tools with the freedom to challenge conventions. We create new insights and explore innovative capital solutions tailored to meet client needs.

Formally established in January 2006, the business’s reinsurance expertise was previously contained in its parent company, the Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group plc which traces its origins back to the 1830s when its major shareholder, Jardine Matheson & Co, was formed in Canton, China.

In 2008, JLT Re acquired Harman Wicks & Swayne (HWS) Limited; a premier reinsurance broker specialising in property and casualty treaty reinsurance, HWS also added a life reinsurance capability.

In November 2013, JLT Group acquired Towers Watson’s reinsurance broking business, and bringing together JLT Re and Towers Watson Reinsurance to form JLT Towers Re. In September 2014, JLT Towers Re announced a rebrand to JLT Re.

Recent History:

Year M&A History
1997 JIB and Lloyd Thompson merged to form the JLT Group
2006 JLT Reinsurance Brokers established in the UK
2006 - 2008    JLT Re international network formed
2008 JLT Re acquired HWS
2013 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group launches JLT Towers Re
2014 Rebrands to JLT Re