Utmost Group was founded in 2013 as a specialist life assurance group established to become the leader in its chosen markets.


Utmost Group is a specialist life assurance group established to be a leading consolidator for the UK and international life insurance markets.

The core divisions of the Group are Utmost International, whose principal business lines are Utmost Wealth Solutions and Utmost Corporate Solutions, and Utmost Life and Pensions.

Utmost Wealth Solutions is a leading provider of wealth solutions, primarily through the use of unit-linked insurance policies, to high-net worth individuals across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Utmost Corporate Solutions provides employee benefits including life, income protection and critical illness cover to its corporate clients in order to protect their employees, as well as Pensions and Savings solutions to Groups and Individuals.

Our head office is in London and we employ 960 people across our businesses.

As at 31 December 2020, Utmost Group has c. £37bn (c. €41bn) in assets under administration and c. 510,000 customers.

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Our Strategy

Since its inception, Utmost Group has completed thirteen acquisitions.

The acquired companies include:

  • Generali PanEurope and five other Irish-domiciled businesses;
  • The AXA Isle of Man group of companies;
  • Generali Worldwide; and
  • Reliance Mutual Insurance Society Limited; and
  • Equitable Life

Providing a safe home for our customers’ policies and sharing our success with our customers, our employees and our investors is at the core of our strategy.

We work with the talented employees in our businesses to create efficiencies and operational synergies, to add value to all our stakeholders.

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Providing secure benefits to our customers and sharing our success with our customers, our employees and our investors is at the core of our strategy.

Our Team

Utmost Group is owned by its founders, Paul Thompson and Ian Maidens, and by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Group LLC (‘Oaktree’).

Utmost Group is managed by a highly experienced team. Our core focus is our customers and we invest in technology, administration and asset management solutions to continually improve customer outcomes.

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Our Values

We are a specialist life assurance group which better serves all stakeholders.

Our purpose is to develop our businesses through both organic growth and complementary acquisitions and to seek out other areas of specialism where we can bring our expertise and experience to bear.

Our principles reflect the different strengths we bring together as a business and guide us in everything we do.

Find out more about IMPACT.

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We are here to make a difference.