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Aon celebrates 325th anniversary at Euronext Amsterdam


Today (Re)insurance brokers are common among organizations and individuals, but that was not always the case. Exactly 325 years ago the oldest existing insurance broker in the world was founded, a company that is now known as Aon (ticker symbol: AON). CEO Aon Benfield Netherlands,Bob Reichenfeld, sounds the gong to celebrate the anniversary.

The founding father of Aon risk consultants and (re)insurance brokers is Evert van Heijningen. Back in 1688 he founded his company, Van Heijningen, which is now part of one of the largest financial services companies in the world. What began with a single policy, is now a $ 11.5 billion global company with over 500 offices in 120 countries and a working population of more than 65,000.

(Re)insurance brokers and insurers continue to ensure that risks are manageable and pose limited threat to the continuity of a company. "Over the years a lot has changed in the insurance business, but the goal has remained the same. We make sure that entrepreneurs can and dare to take responsible risks by helping them to protect and manage their business continuity," says Lex Geerdes , Country Manager Aon Netherlands, CEO Aon Risk Solutions Benelux and CEE.

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