QBE North America
1991 Representative office in the U.S. established
1993 QBE Reinsurance Corp. (USA)
1997 QBE Insurance Corp. (USA)
1999 QBE Del Istmo, S.A. joint venture (Panama, Mexico, Peru)
2001 QBE Aseguradora de Riesgos del Trabajo, S.A. (Argentina) and QBE Brasil Seguros, S.A. (Brazil)
2002 QBE Specialty Insurance Co. (USA)
2003 QBE Management (Bermuda), Limited
2005 QBE Farmers Union Insurance and QBE Seguros, S.A. (Colombia)
2006 QBE Agri Insurance
2007 Praetorian Financial Group, General Casualty companies, Unigard Insurance companies and QBE de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
2008 North Pointe Holdings Corp.
2010 NAU Country Insurance Co., CNA ART (Argentina), Seguros Colonial Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros (Ecuador), RGM Asegurando Ltda. (Colombia and Ecuador) and Seattle Specialty Insurance Services Inc.


QBE Group
1886 The North Queensland Insurance Co. Limited is founded; the "Q" in QBE
1921 The Bankers' and Traders' Insurance Co. Limited is formed; the "B" in QBE
1959 The final letter in QBE's name was put in place with the acquisition of the Equitable Probate and General Insurance Co.
1973 Queensland Insurance, Bankers' and Traders' and Equitable merge. The new holding company, QBE Insurance Group Limited, is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.