Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance by Antony Brown newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Granta Editions, 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: Map of the earthquake zones of the world illustrating the geography of catastrophes which form the basis of Greig Festers business. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: THE story of Greig Fester is the story of reinsurance perhaps the most intriguing aspect of international insurance and the one most frequently involved in world news. Reinsurance is the means by which insurance companies insure themselves against the possibility of catastrophic losses. This is why the history of Greig Fester, one of the few Lloyds brokers to specialise in reinsurance, is often one of natural disasters ranging from floods and hurricanes to earthquakes. It follows the fortunes of the company formed 75 years ago by a remarkable Scots insurance man, and relates how it was later merged with a cosmopolitan firm whose European connections could hardly have been more in contrast.
Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance will, we believe, be a formidable addition to the growing library of books which guide the general reader through the mysterious and fascinating world of international insurance.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 10¼” x 8″.
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