Chubb History -- A Brief Look Back
In the spring of 1882, Thomas Caldecot Chubb and his son Percy opened their marine underwriting business in the seaport district
of New York City. Having collected $1,000 from each of 100 prominent merchants to start their venture, they focused on insuring
ships and cargoes. The Chubbs were adept at turning risk into success, often by helping their policyholders prevent disasters
before they occurred. By the turn of the century, Chubb had established strong relationships with the insurance agents and
brokers who placed their clients’ business with Chubb underwriters, and the original subscribers enjoyed a substantial return
on their investment in the young company.
Chubb & Son did not value size in itself but regarded it as a measure of what had been achieved. Upon the Company's 75th anniversary
in 1957, Hendon Chubb -- who had joined his older brother Percy in the firm in 1895 -- noted, "I think there is perhaps a
tendency in American business to overemphasize mere size, whereas to me it should be a by-product of a job well done."
"Never compromise integrity," also a Hendon Chubb principle, captures the spirit of our companies. Each member of the Chubb
organization seeks to stand apart in bringing quality, fairness and integrity to each transaction, for the benefit of all
The Chubb Corporation was formed in 1967 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1984. It ranks among the top 11
publicly traded insurance organizations based on revenues in the United States.
With approximately 10,600 employees throughout
South America, and the
Pacific Rim, Chubb serves property and casualty customers from some 120 offices in 28 countries around the globe. Chubb works with 8,500
independent agents and brokers worldwide.