Under the leadership of Dr Leberecht Funk, the great-grandson of the company founder, Funk, Stewart Wrightson (International) GmbH was founded in 1973 with London business associates to support the growing international business. In 1987 the company was renamed Funk International GmbH.
After founding a European broker firm, FDG (Funk Diot GrECo S. A., Luxembourg) in 1994, Funk and its cooperative partners created the platform for a close global partnership, the combination of resources and the transfer of knowledge and expertise through ‘Funk-JLT-SIACI, The European Alliance’. Funk has supported its clients worldwide with its own partner network, the Funk Alliance, since 2000. At that time, just like today, the global Funk Alliance is the only broker network managed from the German-speaking world.
Between 2000 and 2006, after Funk’s own international offices in Poland and Italy were founded, Funk’s own global presence was strengthened through additional offices in Austria, Hungary and Romania. In 2008, an office in Switzerland was added, Liechtenstein followed in 2018 and Shanghai in 2019.