Right from the beginning, we're committed to independence.

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In only 25 years, we grew from just three people in a tiny 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.  

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    People First

    By looking after our own people, client success follows naturally.

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    Owners' Mindset

    Empowering people to feel a sense of purpose – and get satisfying results.

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    Socially responsible

    We believe employees should be proud of where they work.

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    No Limits

    Striving every day to do exceptional things.

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 Malaysia

We are the second largest international broker in Malaysia. 

We’ve been providing comprehensive solutions to clients in Malaysia since 1978 becoming part of Howden Broking Group in 2015.

We currently have 130+ passionate people working across our two offices in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

We offer specialist insurance, reinsurance, takaful and employee benefits solutions to clients across a range of industries. 

Through our sister company, IPG, we offer market-leading insurance-based wealth planning solutions to high net worth individuals.

We are also the broker behind the insurance and takaful price comparison site Instapol. With Instapol, it's never been easier to buy car insurance.  

Find out more about Howden Malaysia's companies.

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 Group 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. 

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Howden is part of Hyperion

Founded in 1994, the Hyperion Insurance Group comprises broking divisions Howden and RKH, underwriting division DUAL, and data and technology business, Hyperion X.

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Visit us at: Level 27, Menara Etiqa No. 3 Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 59000 Kuala Lumpur