Howden RE is a holistic risk, capital and strategic advisory

Today's insurers require more than a transactional way of thinking. We strategically partner with our clients to achieve superior results by thinking beyond the traditional reinsurance paradigm.

Simply stated, we provide solutions beyond traditional reinsurance to address the unique needs of each individual client.

Managing USD 6bn of GWP, Howden RE is the largest MGA/ programme broking Group globally, and the leading capacity finder, investment banker and strategic adviser – all underpinned by bespoke analytics from our industry leading data team.


450 experts


20 countries


30 offices

Areas of expertise

Our principal focus is adding value beyond reinsurance. We bring the best of our firm to our clients across our capabilities. Our analytics and technology solutions are tailored to assist each client in successfully implementing business objectives.

Property Reinsurance

Our expertise, in depth analytics, and significant presence in the property market sets us apart from other reinsurance brokers.

The foundation of our team is built on a combination of superior capabilities and strong trading relationships that differentiate our clients in the market.

Casualty Reinsurance

Howden RE’s expertise across casualty lines and market leading analytic offerings position us as an exceptionally strong partner for our clients. Our team shapes solutions based on a systematic approach emphasizing analytics and capital management perspectives to customize the optimal reinsurance strategy to achieve our clients objectives.

Professional Liability

We are the industry-leading professional liability team in the market. Our team is comprised of the most experienced specialists in the industry with a deep understanding of how reinsurer’s approach the business and how to influence decision making. Custom analytics and resources are available to all clients and have fully integrated broking, analytics and service teams.

Programmes & Binding Authority

Howden RE brings you a dedicated and experienced team focused on the placement, servicing and maintenance of Programmes & Binding Authority contracts for Clients. The team has significant global expertise within Property, Casualty & Specialty Lines and is heavily involved in supporting clients with new product development to aid revenue growth through product diversity.

Credit Surety & Political Risk

We the leading specialist broking team in the Trade Credit/Surety/ Political Risk class. Our team works diligently to create an exclusive client experience with bespoke reinsurance and capital advisory solutions, supported by market leading analytics and advisory.

Legacy Practice

Howden RE is the industry-leading advisor in the global legacy market and offers end-to-end advisory services. Our legacy team’s project management and placement expertise alleviates execution risk factors resulting in superior outcomes and value creating transactions.


The retro market is multifaceted and continually evolving. Our team has significant experience in this area with a proven track record to deliver solutions and creatively navigate the complexities of a changing landscape for our clients.

Capital Markets & Advisory

We pride ourselves on our integrated approach to bringing our clients the optimal mix of capital, running the gamut from traditional reinsurance to sophisticated capital markets solutions and everything in between.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team has deep experience in providing strategic and M&A advice and has worked on over 140 insurance industry M&A transactions.

Our experience spans buy-side and sell-side transactions, fairness opinions, valuation opinions, joint venture formations and general strategic advice. TCMA prides itself on delivering truly objective and insightful advice with a long-term perspective and always in the best interest of our clients. Some of the best advice we have provided has been where we have advised against a transaction that didn’t make sufficient strategic or financial sense.

Capital Raising

We have has advised on over 170 insurance industry company financing transactions including IPO’s, common stock, convertible preferred, hybrids, surplus notes, high grade debt, high yield debt, bank debt and contingent capital offerings.

We advise our clients on effective strategies designed to drive the absolute best pricing and terms to achieve the lowest possible cost of capital. We pride ourselves on our ability to objectively evaluate all forms of capital which includes traditional financing as well as traditional and collateralized reinsurance (quota share, excess-of-loss, loss portfolio transfers, adverse development covers) and insurance-linked securities.

Insurance-Linked Securities

Howden brings you deep expertise in structuring, pricing, placing and trading insurance-linked securities.

The team has been involved in over 50 catastrophe bonds, side cars and other ILS securities. Our trading desk has an integrated approach to trading catastrophe risk including a trading platform for catastrophe bonds as well as industry loss warranties (ILWs) and parametric products in both derivative and reinsurance form. We are committed to being a leader in trading these ILS instruments.

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