About Howden

In 1994, three London brokers decided to start a business together – a business they could grow for the long term, and be proud of. They created an insurance broker with independence, employee-ownership and clients’ needs at front of mind.

Meanwhile, in Germany, several other groups of entrepreneurs were forming insurance brokers that would go on to make a make a big impact. Over time, we found each other to be kindred spirits and partnerships formed.

We have grown into a multinational business, but remained true to the same approach. It has won us long-standing clients, some of the best talent in the industry and a few awards for our trophy cabinet.

People First

We give our teams the space to perform and the support to grow; our clients reap the rewards.

Proudly independent

Our independence lets us move fast while making decisions for the long term.

Expertise & technology

We have the data and resources to handle even the most challenging risks.

Howden Germany

The vision of Howden Germany is to work towards our common goal of providing our customers with the best insurance protection, with the highest quality and close cooperation.

Through our brokerage companies Euroassekuranz, hendricks, Howden-Caninenberg and Himmelseher, all leaders in their respective fields, the highest level of expertise is available to our clients. Together they form Howden Germany, the sixth largest insurance broker at the German market.

We are continuously working to expand our excellent quality offering, providing comprehensive services in combination with the latest digital technologies.

At the centre of our philosophy are our employees and entrepreneurial thinking. This allows our people to constantly focus on the needs of our customers and offer them strong added value.

Howden hendricksThe market leader for Directors’ and Officers’ insurance in Germany.Read more

Howden hendricks

Howden hendricks is the market leader for D&O in Germany. We provide innovative solutions in manager liability, legal protection, cyber and financial loss.

Our team of around 90 lawyers and insurance experts have been negotiating the best insurance conditions since 1994, managing complex liability scenarios and D&O claims, both nationally and internationally.

With three locations in Germany and a broad international network, we support clients in over 90 countries.

Specialist products and services:

  • Directors’ and Officers’
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Cyber and crime
  • Fidelity
  • Public Offering of Securities
  • Legal Expenses

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Howden CaninenbergSpecialists in industrial, real estate, entertainment, sports and specie insurance.Read more

Howden Caninenberg

Howden Caninenberg is one of Germany’s leading insurance brokers for risks associated with film and television, property development and management, industry and corporate business, and all high-value physical goods.

Clients include the media world, real estate companies, medium-sized industrial companies, event organisers, financial institutions and venues, amongst many others.

Some of our key products and services:

  • Event contingency
  • Prize indemnity
  • Business interruption
  • Financial lines
  • Property damage (all risks)
  • Loss of rental income
  • High-value physical goods (specie)

Visit www.howden-caninenberg.de

EuroassekuranzBespoke solutions for corporate clients, from owner-managed to large multinationals.Read more

Euroassekuranz Group

EUROASSEKURANZ is a technical industrial insurance broker and works together with all major risk carriers. Our claim is your advantage: Provision of risk-specific conditions and protection concepts as well as the best possible conditions. We accompany the constant change by continuously adapting your insurance cover.

Local know-how, global expertise

From its locations in Munich, Regensburg and Frankfurt, the EUROASSEKURANZ Group operates worldwide. As a result, the technical and local market expertise is also available to you at your foreign locations.

What we offer:

  • Risk management
  • Schadenmanagement
  • Processes
  • Digitisation

Tailor-made insurance solutions for your company

Operational Risks Industry & Trade, Financial Risks, Real Estate, Credit & Factoring

Complete protection and special solutions for vehicles, leasing companies, haulage companies, mobile machines

Company pensions and health insurance, multinational business travel concepts and benefit concepts

M&A transactions
Insurance advice for project financiers/investors as well as on M&A transactions, transaction-related insurance products

Visit www.euroassekuranz.eu

Himmelseher Sports InsuranceThe number one sports insurance broker in Continental Europe.Read more

Himmelseher Sports Insurance

Himmelseher Sports Insurance is the number one sports insurance broker in Continental Europe. Clients include national and international associations, major sporting events and professional sports clubs.

We specialise in insurance and risk management for:

  • International sports associations
  • National sports associations
  • Professional athletes
  • Sports professionals
  • Sports clubs
  • Manufacturers of sports products
  • Broadcasters
  • Rights marketers
  • Financiers
  • Host Broadcaster

Himmelseher Sports Insurance is part of the Howden global sports practice.

Visit www.himmelseher.com

Howden M&AHowden M&A is the largest provider of M&A insurance broking services in Europe.Read more

Howden M&A

Over the last eight years, Howden M&A has developed into the largest provider of M&A insurance broking services in Europe, with a team of over 65 individuals based across offices in London, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Warsaw, Stockholm and Singapore. In those eight years, we’ve advised on transactions with a total combined value of over £200bn.

Key areas of risk we advise on:

  • Warranty & Indemnity
  • Tax risks
  • Title & Real Estate
  • Contingent risks
  • Environmental risks
  • Insurance due diligence

Visit Howdenmergers.com

Howden MarineBespoke solutions for all classes of marine exposures, including cyber risk.Read more

Howden Marine

Since 2007, our Hamburg office has been the focal point for marine insurance for both our German and our international customers. We offer a wide range of broking services including risk management and claims handling.

Our teams of specialists offer bespoke solutions for all classes of marine exposures, including cyber risk.

We provide specialist advice in these fields:

  • Hull & Marine Liabilities
  • Contingency risks
  • Ports & Terminals
  • Energy
  • Cargo & Stock Throughput
  • Shipyard and related risks
  • War & Political Risks

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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 advise on more €10bn of annual premium worldwide
  • We bring you specialist risk advice in 40 countries, with 6500+ 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.
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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.

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Giving back.

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.

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Our philosophy is simple

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