Howden is an independent international insurance and reinsurance broker which provides solutions to clients in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America and has the world´s largest underwriting agency.
We combine the strength of a global broker with the personal touch of a group with employee ownership at its heart.
Founded in 1994, we have always put our people first, knowing that the P&L will follow. It’s the same talent strategy today and our clients are the ones to truly benefit.
Everyone has a voice. We’re a dynamic group, with a flat global structure and local leadership fully empowered to deliver for clients. Our advice on local laws, traditions and trends comes from people who live and breathe them.
As independent local brokers, we truly care about our clients’ businesses and work hard to establish lasting relationships. It’s personal.
And we strongly believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in. For our 25th anniversary, we raised over $1.5m for our Group charity partners and local charities worldwide.
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 $30bn of annual premium worldwide
- We bring you specialist risk advice in 50 countries, with 15000+ people ready to support you. Our network of trusted broker partners provides further access to local experts in over 100 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.
Our philosophy is simple
We’re here to serve you