FILHET-ALLARD is a family-owned Group with over 1,400 employees managing more than €1.4 billion premiums on behalf of its clients. FILHET-ALLARD is one of the most dynamic European Insurance Brokers and now ranks in the 7th and 39th positions on the French and Global Markets, respectively.

Incorporated in Bordeaux in 1846, our company was initially focused on Marine Insurance in connection with maritime and trade exchanges with the former French colonies, imports of Algerian wine and foreign trade between Portugal and its own colonies. Following the declarations of independence, which could impact its operations and the deregulation at the same time of the profession of sworn marine insurance brokers, Patrick and Jacques Allard decided in 1964 to acquire Cabinet FILHET, a company specialised in corporate risks renamed FILHET-ALLARD & CIE.

In the seventies, the company had a total staff of 15 employees. Today Franck, Henry and Grégory Allard are at the head of a Group structured around centers of excellence, located in the main French cities, but also abroad (Spain, Switzerland, Ivory Coast and Buenos Aires).

The Group’s strategy is to meet with any type of corporate insurance needs. In each subsidiary, the clients have access to specialised teams which support them according to their requirements and prepare customised solutions as regards marine insurance, property and liability risks, employee benefits, credit and factoring, affinity programs and risk management. It thus becomes the clients’ Risk Manager or their outsourced risk department.

FILHET-ALLARD is a Group with an ideal size and a strong family culture. The employees are the vital component of the organisation. The combination of skills and know-how in a motivating environment makes it possible to satisfy clients on a day-to-day basis. Proximity management and a real team spirit attract the most excellent talents to the Group.

In October 2011, the FILHET-ALLARD GROUP became a member of the BrokersLink international network. It is a strategic step forward in its organisation to respond to its clients’ international development.

The Group has great ambitions for the future. Its independence and solid ownership guarantee the success of its long-term strategy. Its economic and commercial performance responds to financial challenges particularly those associated with investment of human, regulatory and technological nature.


Our slogan “At the heart of International Trade, Shipping & Industry” reflects the vision of FILHET-ALLARD MARITIME (FAM), specialist in marine and transport risks since 1846. Our activity is focused on the international trading.

Our Expertise :

The risks we handle, include Marine Cargo, Storage, Charterers’ liability / FDD, Political violence, Political risks, War risks, Traders’ Defence, Trade disruption, Cargo owner legal liability, Bunkers cover, Credit risks, Contract frustration, Claims recoveries and defence, Parametric Insurance for Agriculture, Hull and Machinery, Ship owner’s liability and P&I.

Our Strengths :

  • A dynamic and experienced team Account Executive, Underwriting Specialists, Claims Handlers, Recovery Specialits, Back Office… dedicated to each client.
  • A technical and logistical platform with 100 employees covering worldwide activities with offices currently in : Bordeaux, Geneva, Abidjan and Istanbul.
  • A well recognized insurance broking leader in the cocoa industry


Find out more about Filhet-Allard Maritime : http://www.famarit.com