In only 25 years, we grew from just three people in a tiny London office to one of the biggest insurance brokers on the world stage. How did we do it? With a bold independent spirit, and a culture where everyone believes in four key principles.
We are proud of our unique culture, where everyone is personally invested in their clients’ success. This energised, empowered working atmosphere attracts and retains the very best talent in the insurance industry.
Howden in Israel
We are one of the top three insurance brokers in Israel.
We’ve been providing comprehensive solutions to clients in Israel since 2003, offering bespoke insurance policies and dedicated claims handling expertise.
We serve hundreds of businesses in Israel and around the world, across a wide range of industries. Our specialist brokers are experts in their fields, developing innovative, unique solutions to meet each client’s individual needs.
We are committed to you – not the insurance companies. We pride ourselves on finding the best cover for our clients, with the most resilient insurer and at the best price. Then, when our client needs to make a claim, we fight to get them the best settlement. Having the right insurance is vital. The peace of mind we offer with it is invaluable.
When we opened our doors in 2003, we had just 10 employees. Today, we have more than 150. We have come a long way - and we aren’t stopping yet.
An international brand
As part of Howden, we have direct access to thousands of expert broker colleagues and partners around the world. Howden has an on-the-ground presence in over 90 territories and works in almost every market in the world.
We also have access to specialist insurers globally, which means we can secure the best cover for our clients wherever they are based. Howden is a Lloyd’s authorised broker, and we have strong relationships with specialist insurers based in the Lloyds of London market, a stone's throw from Howden global HQ.
Our empowered brokers, client-dedicated culture, and assertive entrepreneurial spirit form a winning combination, providing our clients with a safe umbrella for a rainy day. We are market leaders and we are proud of it.
Managing Director - Yitzhak Malik
Howden fast facts
- Founded in London, UK in 1994, we’re now the largest international insurance broker headquartered outside the USA
- We’re a truly multinational business, bringing you specialist advice in over 90 territories
- 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.
Employee ownership at our heart
Around 800 of Howden employees are shareholders, with a plan in place to increase that number; by 2020, we aim for 1 in 3 employees worldwide to own shares.
While we are backed by patient, long-term investment capital, employees will always remain the 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.
Empowered to serve you
The experience we give our clients is everything to us. Our success comes from valuing every client and working to build relationships for the long term.
This is only possible because of our employee ownership model and sustainable capital. No one is thinking short term.
We can be completely client-focused because those who are closest to our clients make the decisions.
We have a noticeably flat hierarchy for a global organisation of such size and scope, and most senior leaders still have hands-on involvement in placing risks.
Wherever you do business, you’ll be supported by vast experience and deep-rooted local understanding. Our advice in local markets comes from people who live and breathe them.