Howden CAP appoints Matthew Strong in continued drive to invest in expertise


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London, 19 January 2023 - Howden, the international insurance broker, today announces the appointment of Matthew Strong as Managing Director, Credit and Political Risks, Howden CAP. He will be based in London and will be a member of Howden CAP’s Executive Committee.

This appointment reflects Howden CAP’s position as an employer of choice for leading industry talent, and reinforces its strategy to become the dominant player in the market for insurance advisory, delivering solutions that meet the complex and intricate needs of banking clients, private equity firms and asset managers.

Strong brings with him 25 years of industry experience and has a track record of advising companies on complex risk transfer solutions in Asia, the US and the UK. He joins Howden CAP from Marsh where he most recently served as CEO, Credit Specialties, UK & Ireland. Prior to this, he spent more than 15 years at JLT, holding a range of senior positions, including CEO, Credit, Political and Security Risks.

Howden CAP focuses on four service lines – insurance for M&A transactions, Tax & Contingent Risks, Surety and Credit & Political Risks.

Mary O’Connor, CEO, Howden CAP, said: “We are delighted that Matt has chosen to join Howden CAP. He has exceptional knowledge and expertise, and his combination of leadership, expertise and global outlook will support our ambitious plans to become the market leader in capital and insurance solutions. I look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Drew Wardrope, Deputy CEO, Howden CAP, said:“As we look ahead, Matt will bring a fresh perspective to the business and his broad, international experience in credit, political and security risks will be vital as we look to advise our clients on long-term capital solutions as they face an increasingly demanding macroeconomic and political environment. He joins us at a hugely exciting time and I look forward to working with him closely.”

Matthew Strong will commence employment at Howden CAP once his contractual obligations to his present employer are discharged.