Lampe & Schierenbeck
An atmosphere of change pervades the Hanseatic cities, large shipping companies are established and trade with faraway countries begins to flourish. The level of risk on the high seas is higher than on land, and thus the demand for marine insurance grows – probably the oldest branch of the insurance industry.
On 10 June, Wilhelm Murtfeldt founds an insurance intermediary with his name in Bremen – its focus is on marine insurance.
In addition to marine insurance, further sectors are added: Murtfeldt’s company becomes a general average adjuster.
Renamed to Louis A. Murtfeldt, the son of Wilhelm, who heads the company as its sole proprietor until 1903. As the risks that are to be underwritten increase, public limited insurance companies step up as investors and with full underwriting authority, the company obtains far-reaching signatory power.
Allianz signs an agency Agreement.
The authorised officers Johann Friedrich Lampe and Friedrich Wilhelm Schierenbeck join the company and give it their names in 1906. An important period of development Begins.
The sons Friedrich Christian and C. J. Wilhelm Schierenbeck become partners and take over the management of the company. Involvement in the board of the Bremer Seeversicherer association, in the German Association of Transport Insurers (Deutscher Transportversicherungsverband) and Germanischer Lloyd.
Georg Friedrich Lampe becomes co-owner and establishes the property insurance and the sea damage business in addition to the transport insurance business. Shipyards in Bremen, and the aircraft and tobacco industry are insured.
Rebuilding of the transport branch by Wilhelm Schierenbeck and Georg Lampe. As part of the reconstruction of Germany and Europe, expansion to include industrial and operational insurances for factories, power plants, oil refineries and construction projects at home and abroad.
Georg Lampe becomes the general representative for Germany for one of England’s biggest insurance companies.
Dr. jur. Hans-Joachim Enge, previously a lecturer at German Insurance Academy (Deutsche Versicherungsakademie) and author of various transport insurance law textbooks, joins the firm as a partner. Increased expansion of the transport business, especially the area of ship insurances.
Friedel Wendisch, part of the company since 1957, becomes personally liable partner in addition to Dr. Hans-Joachim Enge. The business activities now span three areas:
- Transport insurance underwriters
- Underwriting management for Northern Assurance Company
- Insurance intermediary / multiple agent
Dr. Patrick Wendisch succeeds his father and becomes personally liable partner of Lampe und Schierenbeck.
Hans-Christoph Enge succeeds his father and joins the management of Lampe & Schierenbeck as personally liable Partner.