World's Oldest Corporations Which Have Run For Centuries Now


Operational Since: 1688

How Old: 324 Years Old

What it Does: World's leading insurance market

Operational for more than 300 years this world famous leading market for specialist insurance in a wide range of areas have grown and expanded from a modest surroundings of a 17th century coffee house in London. With the growing importance of London as the Global trade center, Edward Lloyd's Coffee House became the place to purchase marine insurance heeding to the increasing demand for ship and cargo insurance.