1840

Howard Gill first policy holder
Establishment of the Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society

1840

First Office Opens, #2 High Street, Bridgetown, Barbados

1845

First Actuary, Henry Beckles Gall

1847

First policy issued outside Barbados to Darnley C. DaCosta in St. Vincent.
Britains Penny Black

Britain issues the "Penny Black" - the world's first postage stamp.

1850-1900

Sagicor 1850-1900
The formative years, with 9 branches in the Caribbean

1849

St Vincent branch opened

1858

Branches in Trinidad and Tobago & Grenada opened

1861

St Kitts branch opened

1863

Antigua & Montserrat branches opened

1866

Demerara (Guyana) branch opened

1868

Dominica branch opened
Britains Penny Black

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone

1886 First Car

In 1886, Karl Benz was granted a patent for his first automobile

1888

St. Lucia Office opens.

1888

The Mutual’s investment in Barbados plantation real estate comprised of 48% of its portfolio.

1895

The Mutual Building designed by English Architectural Firm, Messrs. Cossin and Peacock

1896

Jamaica branch opened
1903 First Powered Flight

In 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet

1927

Mr. J.V.C Bellamy, General Manager

1930

Old Mutual Building inside
Interior of Old Mutual Building

1940

The Mutual’s investment in plantation real estate only represented 4% of its portfolio compared to 48% in 1888.

1963

1963 Cricket Team
Mutual allowed talented athletes like Denis Atkinson, David Allan and Anton Norris participate as part of the West Indies cricket team as well as maintain employment.
1963 Cricket Team
Eric Atkinson was chosen to set up the first Trinidad Branch. He was also a member of the Cricket team, The Wonders, with a number of his colleagues.

1968

Sagicor Staff 1968
1968 became the year of Big Change. The Mutual had taken on new staff. There were now 30 in the Barbados Head office, 6 in the Trinidad office and four in Jamaica.
1969 First Person to Land on the moon

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon

Britains Penny Black

In 1973, Motorola employee Martin Cooper makes first mobile phone call.

1976

Top insurance companies by number of policies
Confederation Life – 5,606
The Mutual – 5,302
Manufacturers Life – 5,027

1983

Impromptu office gathering

1984

Mutual building on fire in Bridgetown.

1987

Rebranding of Travellers Portfolio to Capital Life

1988

Launching of the Kingsland Housing Project – A Mutual/Ideal Homes joint venture
1990 First Web Browser

In 1990, Berners-Lee developed the first web browser

1993

Establishment of Mutual Bank of the Caribbean

1994

Mutual Financial Services established.

1997

Mutual Asset Management Inc and Mutual Funds Inc.

1997

Book signing, The Rise of the Phoenix

1998

Acquisition of the Panama branch of Atlantic Southern Insurance Company

1999

Acquisition of Life of Jamaica and Nationwide Insurance in Trinidad and Tobago

2000

Sagicor Life of Barbados
The acquisition of 23% interest in Life of Barbados

2001

Jamaica acquisition

Acquisition of Life of Jamaica in Jamaica and Allnation in the US

2002

Acquisition of majority of shares in Life of Barbados

2005

Acquisition Laurel Life and its wholly-owned subsidiary American Founders Life Insurance in the US

2005

Sagicor Life Overview

2006

Successful US$150 million Bond Offering on the US market

2007

SFC lists on the London Stock Exchange
20017 First Apple iPhone

In 2007, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

2008

Acquisition of controlling interest in Barbados Farms Ltd.

2012

Sagicor Visionaries – inspiring secondary and middle schools students in sciences, technology, engineering and math

2013

SFC sells Sagicor Europe and its subsidiaries to Am Trust Financial Services

2014

Jamaica
Sagicor Group Jamaica acquires RBC Jamaica and operations rebranded as Sagicor Bank

2015

Sagicor launches Sagicor Foundation (Jamaica)

2015

Sagicor issues 7-year US $320 million bond.

2015

Sagicor celebrates 175 years