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Howden names Ivo Gugolz CEO for Reinsurance, Switzerland

6th December 2022

International insurance broker Howden has hired Ivo Gugolz from Aon, as its Chief Executive Officer for Reinsurance in Switzerland, to be effective April 1st 2023. According to the broker, Gugolz appointment signals a further European focus for Howden in reinsurance, as with this senior hire the company has secured a well-known ... Read the full article

Howden & Fidelis study shows ESG ratings lead to improved underwriting

2nd December 2022

A joint study between international insurance broker, Howden and leading specialty insurer and reinsurer, Fidelis, shows that higher ESG ratings lead to better underwriting performance. The study of loss ratios across 30,000 policies from both Howden and Fidelis’ datasets, comprising a premium value of around $9 billion against third party ESG ... Read the full article

Howden Re sets up new L&H reinsurance division, names leaders

24th October 2022

Howden RE, the reinsurance arm of international insurance intermediary, Howden Group, has announced the establishment of a new Disability, Life & Health Reinsurance division. Richard Vuurman, Theo Lutgendorff and Thomas Trompert have been appointed to set up and lead the new division, effective 1 October 2022. Based in the Netherlands and reporting ... Read the full article

Howden Re hires Tan from Aon as Director, ASEAN Treaty & Retro

5th October 2022

Howden Re, the reinsurance arm of the global broking group, has hired Doreen Tan from Aon Reinsurance Solutions Asia as Director, ASEAN Treaty / Retrocession, based in Singapore and reporting to Stephen Warwick, Head of Treaty for Asia Pacific. In her new role, Tan takes on responsibility for servicing clients and ... Read the full article

Howden warns of ‘tipping point’ for reinsurance market ahead of 1/1

8th September 2022

Climate, conflict, and capital are uniting to create a "tipping point" for the global reinsurance market ahead of the key, January 1st, 2023, reinsurance renewals, according to re/insurance broker Howden. As the market prepares to meet once again in Monte Carlo after a COVID-19 induced hiatus, Howden has released its latest ... Read the full article

Howden RE and TigerRisk to launch $6bn global MGA business

6th September 2022

Howden RE and TigerRisk have announced the creation of Howden Tiger SabRE (SabRE), a new group combining their MGA operations and programme capabilities. SabRE will come into form following the completion of Howden Group Holdings’ (Howden) acquisition of TigerRisk, which is expected to close in Q1 2023, subject to regulatory approval. The ... Read the full article

Howden RE hires Carsten Thienel to establish reinsurance operations in Germany

26th July 2022

Howden RE has announced the appointment of Carsten Thienel as Head of Treaty Reinsurance, Germany. Thienel will establish Howden RE’s operations in the country, via a new office in Hamburg, enabling it to better service German and international reinsurance buyers. With over 30 years of experience in international reinsurance, ... Read the full article

Howden Tiger will be a breath of fresh air in reinsurance: David Howden

10th June 2022

For re/insurance broking group Howden, the recently announced acquisition of TigerRisk Partners transforms its position in the reinsurance space, with the enlarged business set to challenge the status quo and empower talent, according to Howden Group's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Howden. Yesterday, Howden announced an agreement to create the ... Read the full article

Howden Re recruits Matt Beard as President of Global Programs

10th June 2022

Howden Insurance Brokers Limited has appointed Matt Beard as Managing Director and President of Global Programs at its reinsurance broking arm, Howden Re. The hire follows news that Howden is planning to acquire TigerRisk Partners in a $400 million deal as it looks to create a “much-needed” fourth global reinsurance ... Read the full article

Howden overhauls global management team

10th March 2022

Broker firm Howden has overhauled its global management team in the wake of its acquisition of Aston Lark. According to the firm Chris Evans has been promoted to deputy CEO of Howden Broking in a new role, while Alistair Barrett will become the company’s COO. Rebecca Scott will become chief ... Read the full article

Richard Pike to join Howden Re as Executive Director, Treaty Reinsurance

18th January 2022

Richard Pike, currently of Berkley Re, is set to join reinsurance broker Howden Re in April as Executive Director, Treaty Reinsurance, based in Sydney. In his new role, which he takes on following his contractual obligations, Pike will report to Stephen Warwick, Head of Treaty for Asia Pacific. At Howden Re, Pike ... Read the full article

Howden sees continued demand as retro challenges drive uncertainty for property cat reinsurers

7th January 2022

Broker Howden expects to see continued demand for reinsurance into 2022 and the North Atlantic hurricane season after property-catastrophe reinsurers lacked the usual clarity on their net positions when offering lines at 1/1, amid late retrocession placements. Alongside the late retro experience, Howden forecasts that continued purchasing interest through 2022 will ... Read the full article

Carbon Underwriting places Lloyd’s property consortium with Howden Re

23rd December 2021

Carbon Underwriting Limited (Carbon), the specialist, independent managing general underwriter (MGU) and Lloyd’s syndicate, has placed a new Lloyd’s property consortium with independent reinsurance broker, Howden Re. The placement marks the first Variable Delegated Underwriting Authority consortium as well as the first consortium supporting a Syndicate in a Box. Carbon says the ... Read the full article

Howden Re hires Luke Birtwistle as Divisional Director, Casualty

26th July 2021

Howden Reinsurance, part of international re/insurance intermediary Howden Broking, has appointed Luke Birtwistle as Divisional Director to its newly formed Casualty treaty team. Birtwistle has over eight years of experience in the casualty treaty market and joins from ArgoGlobal, where he spent five years as a casualty treaty underwriter. Prior to that, ... Read the full article

Howden & RKH brokerages to be merged by Hyperion

12th September 2019

Hyperion Insurance Group, the global independently owned insurance and reinsurance broking and underwriting organisation, is merging its two broker arms Howden and RKH. Hyperion said that aligning the two broking operations under a single management will "deliver seamless access to the Group’s talent for clients" by bringing together Howden’s international retail ... Read the full article