Financial & Professional Services

Our Financial Lines team helps financial institutions, tech companies and professional services firms mitigate complex risk scenarios

 In uncertain and challenging times, it's vital to have the right broker by your side

We’re able to tailor comprehensive solutions from a range of products and services

  • Directors' & Officers'/ management liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Investment managers’ liability
  • Financial institution liability
  • Crime
  • Cyber
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Specialist risk management consultancy
  • Claims advocacy.

We work with:

  • Law firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
  • Information Technology
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • SME and Corporates on all liability including D&O related matters
  • Other Financial & Professional Services

Meet the team

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Elmar Nel

Head of Financial Lines
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Elmar Nel

Head of Financial Lines

T +64 21 453 865
E [email protected]

Elmar Nel, originally from South Africa, has 10 years of in-depth experience in New Zealand. With a degree in Law, he has the background and credentials to advise clients with the best insurance protection. His areas of core expertise include environmental liability, directors and officers and professional indemnity.
Elmar's mission is to treat every customer like family. He brings the benefit of his in-depth relationships with key insurers and believes that good service is good business and that every customer's perception is his reality.

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Marijke Von Molendorff

Head of Central
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Marijke Von Molendorff

Head of Central

T +64 27 319 9462
E [email protected]

Marijke’s extensive experience and expertise in the insurance industry spans back to the commencement of her career in 1996. Marijke immigrated from South Africa to New Zealand in 2012. Prior to joining Howden, Marijke was the Team Leader for FinPro Central Region at Marsh New Zealand where her client base included large corporate and government entities and required her skills as a specialist liability/financial lines broker. She and her team specialised in Professional Indemnity, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Construction Liability and associated Financial Lines insurance needs. Prior to this, she held roles as a specialist Financial Lines insurance broker at international broking houses.
Marijke also served tenure as a client, where she was responsible and looked after the insurance portfolio of a very large government entity as their insurance manager, including managing the large property portfolio. This valuable experience exposed Marijke to walk in the shoes of her clients. She is passionate about her team and clients and always strives to go the extra mile.
Marijke is leading the Central Region team and will ensure collaboration to the advantage of our clients in both risk management and risk financing.

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Jené Hattingh

Associate, Financial Lines
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Jené Hattingh

Associate, Financial Lines

T +64 27 319 9436
E [email protected]

Jené specialises in liability risk focussed solutions and approaches the market with a fresh perspective. With a decade of experience under her belt, Jené worked in engineering project and risk management across various sectors, prior to joining the insurance industry.
Jené is responsible for the provision of all aspects of broking services to ASX listed and private companies, government-owned corporations, associations and multi-member clients, from a wide range of industries and sectors.

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