Sedgwick Group

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Sedgwick Group
Industry Insurance
Fate Acquired
Successor Marsh & McLennan
Founded 19th century
Defunct 1998
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Sax Riley, (Chairman)
Rob White-Cooper (CEO)

Sedgwick Group plc was a very large British insurance broker. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. However it was acquired by Marsh & McLennan in 1998.


The Company was founded by Henry Beaufoy Leonard Sedgwick[1] late in the 19th century as an insurance broker under the name Sedgwick, Collins & Co.[2] In 1972 it merged with Price Forbes to form Sedgwick Forbes.[3]

The Company was acquired by Marsh & McLennan in December 1998.[4]


Further reading[edit]

  • Bernard Ross Collins The History of Sedwick, Collins & Co., Published 1969