Reinsurance News


Naresh Dade to lead Howden construction practice

16th December 2020

International insurance broker Howden has announced that Naresh Dade has been appointed to lead its construction practice. Dade, formerly Senior Vice President, Construction, Marsh JLT Specialty, New York will join as Managing Director, Howden Global Construction practice. Howden expects the appointment to help drive the growth of its global construction capability. “Our aspiration ... Read the full article

HX announces launch of capital markets advisory practice

7th December 2020

HX, the data and analytics division of Howden Group, has announced the launch of a new capital markets advisory practice. Howden Capital Markets (HCM) will provide Howden clients with further access to investment capital which, alongside traditional insurance capacity, can result in lower risk transfer costs and superior outcomes. The company’s services ... Read the full article

Insurance broker Howden launches Reykjavik branch

3rd December 2020

Howden Broking has become the first international insurance broker to open a branch in Iceland, with the launch of a new office in the country's capital, Reykjavik, Through its operations in Finland, Howden has worked closely with clients in Iceland for a number of years. The new office in Reykjavik will deliver ... Read the full article

Howden Iberia hires MD for Employee Health and Benefits

1st December 2020

Insurance broker Howden has hired Ana Matarranz as Managing Director of the Employee Health and Benefits practice for Howden Iberia. The appointment comes after Howden's acquisition of Compensa, a flexible compensation and Human Resources consulting firm, where Matarranz will be added to its Board of Directors. She has over 20 years of ... Read the full article

HX’s Flandro underlines positive outlook despite difficult year

26th November 2020

With Covid-19 losses increasing sector risk premiums, the presence of higher rates across most lines is creating opportunities for margin expansion and driving a continuing inflow of new investment capital, according to David Flandro, Managing Director at HX Analytics. In a presentation given during the company's third quarter earnings update, Flandro ... Read the full article

Howden set to acquire cyber, tech-focused broker Safeonline

24th November 2020

Insurance broker Howden has agreed to acquire specialist broker and Lloyd’s coverholder Safeonline. The deal will see a team of cyber insurance specialists join Howden’s cyber division and is intended to add resources and expertise to the company's presence in the marketplace. Chris Cotterell, Chief Executive Officer of Safeonline will join Howden ... Read the full article

Howden Specialty launches new Sustainable Energy practice

3rd November 2020

Howden Specialty has announced the launch of its new Sustainable Energy practice along with several significant new hires as part of its strategy to become the global market leader in the sector. The team is led by Deborah Duss and is mainly based in London whilst expanding its geographical footprint with ... Read the full article

Howden Specialty adds Matthew Savitt to lead natural resources division

2nd November 2020

Howden Specialty has appointed Matthew Savitt to lead its new natural resources division in the Asia-Pacific region. Howden Specialty says the appointment will expand its ability to provide specialist expertise to both its global and regional upstream, downstream, power generation and sustainable energy clients. Savitt will be based in Singapore and reports ... Read the full article

Howden to acquire majority stake in Mexican broker ADRISA

13th October 2020

International insurance broker Howden is set to acquire a majority stake in ADRISA, a Mexico-based retail insurance broker. The deal will see the two companies merge, with Jose Luis Ordás becoming Executive Chairman and Luis Suarez de Lezo Chief Executive Officer of the combined group. The combination will create the largest independent ... Read the full article

Howden acquires professional indemnity broker St Giles

29th September 2020

Howden Broking Group, an independent insurance and reinsurance broker, has reached an agreement to acquire St Giles Legal & Professional Risks. St Giles is a professional indemnity insurance broker specialising in the UK solicitor space, a market in which Howden is currently a leading provider. The acquisition of St Giles further cements ... Read the full article

Howden to acquire UK personal & commercial lines broker, A-Plan Group

23rd September 2020

Howden Broking Group, an independent insurance and reinsurance broker, has announced an agreement to acquire one of the largest personal and commercial lines insurance brokers in the UK, A-Plan Group, subject to regulatory approval. Once completed, the deal will create one of the largest insurance brokerages in the UK, managing more ... Read the full article

Howden appoints new Chair ahead of RKH merger

17th July 2020

Independent broker Howden Broking Group has announced the appointment of Barnaby Rugge-Price as its new Chair. The move comes ahead of Howden's planned merger with RKH, which was announced by Hyperion in September 2019 and is set for completion this coming October. This consolidated platform and unified management team will be ... Read the full article

Ageas enters land & estate deal with Howden division

3rd July 2020

Brussels-headquartered multinational insurer Ageas has announced a new five-year agreement for land and estates insurance with R K Harrison, the specialist rural division of Howden UK. Effective from July 1, 2020, the scheme has been designed to support a range of insurance needs across the rural sector. Under the agreement, farmers, landowners ... Read the full article

Herman Kerremans named CEO of Howden’s new Belgian start-up

25th June 2020

International independent insurance brokerage, Howden Broking Group, has announced that it has been granted its licence to operate in Belgium. The new Belgian start-up is to be led by industry veteran Herman Kerremans and, with an established team, will provide best-in-class specialty solutions to clients across the Benelux region, strengthening the ... Read the full article

Howden adds Greek broker MATRIX to group

16th April 2020

Howden Broking Group has announced the addition of MATRIX Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers to the group. MATRIX was founded in 2003 and became a broker at Lloyd’s in 2012. It is the leading re/insurance broker in large Corporate and Industrial Risks in Greece and Cyprus. This announcement follows a strategic partnership between ... Read the full article

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