At Howden Germany we have a clear objective: to provide our customers the best insurance protection available. To do this, we focus on quality, comprehensive services and a spirit of partnership.
Howden Germany and its specialist brokers operate as an end-to-end business platform. We offer outstanding insurance expertise and local know-how combined with the resources of a global provider.
In Germany we support and advise thousands of clients every year – from multinational corporations to small, regional companies. We manage a total premium volume of over 380 million euros. Together we form the sixth-largest insurance broker in the German market.
We know what we’re good at – and we’re proud of it.
All of this is true to our roots. In 1994, three London brokers decided to go into business together by establishing a company they could be proud of, with the potential to grow in the long term. They formed an insurance brokerage centred around independence, employee ownership and a focus on client’s needs.
From that merger in London, we have long since blossomed into a global entity – but one that is still true to our original approach.
Employee ownership at our heart
While we are backed by patient, long-term investment capital, employees will always remain our largest shareholder group.
This has a noticeable effect on the culture. At Howden, everyone has a voice. Ideas are embraced, effort gets rewarded and meritocracy is real. All in an environment where people enjoy their work and have fun.
We foster an environment where people feel valued and cared for, and enjoy rising to every new challenge.
Howden fast facts
- Founded in London, UK in 1994, we’re now the world's largest independent insurance broker with a truly international focus
- We are handling $35bn of premium on behalf of our clients.
- We bring you specialist risk advice in 50 countries, with 15.000 people ready to support you. Our network of trusted broker partners provides further access to local experts in over 90 territories worldwide.
- Our steadfast commitment to independence gives our people the freedom to deliver for clients
- You get all the benefits of working with a large global broker, combined with the speedy innovation and local know-how of a small independent
- We put People First: we value and look after our employees. We like to see people thrive.
One Team. No Borders.
Wherever you are, one conversation connects you to a full range of specialist products and a united team of global experts.
Free Thinkers. Game Changers.
Our brokers have the freedom to innovate, the infrastructure to excel and the drive to push boundaries for our clients, our communities and the industry we love.
Since the beginning, our founders wanted Howden to be the kind of business we all feel proud of. So at every level of our business – from individual volunteering to product innovation – we are working to make a positive impact.
Big Data. Clear insights.
Delivering data insights you can believe in and insurtech you can rely on. Work with us to solve problems, unlock opportunities and reduce costs.
Our philosophy is simple
We’re here to serve you