Hiscox is a large insurance company based in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange. It operates in numerous countries and is a constituent of the FTSE 100.
In the private market, Hiscox specialises in high quality home insurance. Its cover is more comprehensive than that offered by other insurers, but also tends to be more expensive.
These policies are underwritten by the company's own Hiscox Insurance Company Limited.
Hiscox is known for providing high levels of cover, and offers protection specifically for collector's items including works of art. It also provides specialist cover for high value homes and listed building insurance.