Gard is a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance products, with gross written premium in 2015 of USD 911 million and total assets of USD 3 billion.
Gard has a Scandinavian heritage with over 100 years of consistent, reliable service. Our core purpose is “to help our members and clients in the marine industry to manage risk and its consequences”.
Gard has become the largest, shipowner-controlled P&I insurer in the world, and a leading insurer within the marine, and international oil and gas industries and our unique range of flexible insurance solutions also includes builders’ risk, small craft and defence covers.
The company employs more than 460 staff in 13 offices around the world. We also maintain an extensive network of third party service providers, including correspondents, lawyers and experts in every major port.
Gard makes a contribution not just to each Member and Client but to the industries we serve through focus on loss prevention and participation in the general debate about global marine matters. Our Loss Prevention team delivers a wide range of updates, client training and safety related advice on an individual basis, with a focus on practical, up to date analysis and information that can be used to improve stakeholders’ own loss prevention systems.
All insurance operating entities within the Gard group are rated ‘A+’ (stable) by Standard & Poor’s.