History

Victor has a history of innovation, grounded in solid underwriting principles.

Victor has roots tracing back nearly 300 years. While we’re steeped in history, our forward-focused approach means we are always evolving to meet your changing needs. Be part of our story.

Victor Milestones

1720

Mees & Zoonen founded in the Nederlands

1938

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., managing general underwriting, founded in the United States

1957

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. created the first-ever insurance policy for architects and engineers

1962

ENCON Group Inc., managing general underwriting, founded in Canada

1964

ENCON first introduced professional liability coverage for architects

1969

ENCON first introduced professional liability coverage for engineers

1986

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. acquired ENCON

1988

The Schinnerer Group was formed

1998

ICAT, property managing general underwriter, founded in the United States

2006

Dovetail Insurance founded in the United States

2010

SeaFire Insurance Services founded in the United States

2014

SeaFire Insurance Services added to The Schinnerer Group

2015

Bluefin Underwriting founded in the United Kingdom

2015

Dovetail Insurance added to The Schinnerer Group

2017

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. launched Alternus, the first ever dedicated commercial insurance solution for retail clients

2017

ICAT acquired by The Schinnerer Group

2018

Bluefin Underwriting and Mees & Zoonen added to The Schinnerer Group

2018

The Schinnerer Group adopts a new brand, Victor