Specialist broker Ross Insurance Group joins Howden


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Howden continues to build out expertise for UK clients

LONDON, 2 December 2021 – Howden, the international insurance broker, announced today that is has acquired Ross Insurance Group, a commercial broker servicing corporate and technology clients, as it continues to invest in expertise for its UK business.

Ross Insurance Group currently offers a broad range of product lines, with a particular focus on Financial and Construction risks, and manages complex global programmes for clients across different industry sectors including financial services, technology, construction, property management and vehicle leasing. 

This acquisition follows the announcement in October of Howden’s agreement to acquire Aston Lark to create a full-service broker unrivalled in its quality, scale and reach in the UK, and that secures Howden a leading position in its home market. The acquisition of Ross Insurance Group is another step in Howden’s ongoing strategy to deliver specialist expertise and exceptional service to UK and international clients.

Sarah Hughes, Head of Financial Lines, Howden said: “Our relentless focus on expertise and investing in specialist skills is underlined by this highly complementary partnership with Ross Insurance Group, who bring with them significant experience and in-depth industry knowledge.  They have established an exceptional reputation for listening and understanding client needs and using innovative thinking to achieve tailored solutions.  We are addicted to attracting the very best talent to Howden for the benefit of our clients.”

Mark Ross, CEO, Ross Insurance Group, comments:

We are already working with Howden on certain client accounts and can clearly see that it is the obvious broker of choice for like-minded companies looking to continue their growth and do more for their clients.  As an employee-owned firm with a ‘People First’ culture, Howden is an excellent fit for our team as we look to take the business to the next level, where we will benefit from its scale, market access, breadth of expertise and investments in technology and digital solutions. We look forward to continuing our journey with the Howden team.