Reinsurance News


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

Nexus division completes trade credit takeover from Howden UK

2nd April 2020

Xenia Broking Group, the independent broking arm of insurance intermediary holding company Nexus Group, has completed its acquisition of the trade credit business of Howden UK Group Limited. The acquisition was announced last month, and will see Xenia integrate Howden’s trade credit business with its regulated entity Credit Risk Solutions ... Read the full article

Howden partnership strengthens position in Turkey, Middle East & Africa

18th December 2019

Howden, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based broker Guardian Insurance Brokers LLC to strengthen its position in the Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) region. Howden established its first presence in the UAE with an office in Dubai in 2008 and an office in Abu Dhabi ... 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

Howden partners with Cytegic on automated cyber risk assessment

11th June 2019

Howden, the retail broking unit of Hyperion Insurance Group, has partnered with Cytegic, a cyber risk quantification solutions provider, on automated cyber risk assessments and financial impact analysis across global markets. “After researching numerous solutions and putting the Cytegic platform through a variety of challenging tests, we were able to confirm ... Read the full article

Howden builds Norway presence with stake in Employee Benefits broker, NIP

11th April 2019

Howden Broking Group's Norway subsidiary, Howden Forsikringsmegling SA (Howden Norway) has acquired a majority stake in Employee Benefits brokerage, Norwegian Insurance Partner AS (NIP). According to an announcement on the deal, the combination of Howden Norway and NIP creates a top-five broker in Norway, and the market leader in Employee Benefits. The Founder and ... Read the full article

Howden names José Manuel González as new CEO

4th June 2018

Howden, the retail broking unit of Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed José Manuel González as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Howden Broking Group. González will also retain his current role as CEO of Howden Iberoamerica, and, as a member of the Hyperion Group Executive Committee, will continue to report to David ... Read the full article

Howden to acquire majority stake in Turkish broker ACP

9th April 2018

Howden, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced that it plans to purchase a majority stake in ACP, Turkey’s largest independent re/insurance broker. The transaction will considerably expand Howden's operations in Turkey, adding sites in Ankara, Bursa, and Izmir to the company’s existing office in Istanbul, which was established in ... Read the full article

Howden strengthens Asia presence with Sterling Knight acquisition

24th July 2017

Hyperion Insurance Group's retail broking unit, Howden, has completed the acquisition of Singapore-based specialist broker, Sterling Knight, after receiving regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Brokerage Sterling Knight specialises in specie and international employee benefits, and the firm's clients include multinationals and SMEs. After the acquisition, Sterling Knight ... Read the full article

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