I have been watching the development of the intermediary whose executives you’ll meet in this episode since before it was founded back in 1994.
Now over a quarter of a century later, a lot of organic growth and a lot of M&A, this business is many thousands of times larger than it was then.
It spans much of the globe and is one of the best poised to make the most of the opportunities thrown up by the latest round of mega-consolidation in the broking space.
It is just about to merge its Howden retail and RKH wholesale and reinsurance arms together under the Howden name.
This will be under the leadership of Chairman Barnaby Rugge-Price and CEO José Manuel González.
This is a very frank interview and one that I think reveals a lot about the passion, culture and enduring ambition at the broking business that bears the name of its founder and parent Group Hyperion’s CEO David Howden.
Abbreviation glossary: I’m sure you knew this already but in case you don’t, EB stands for Employee Benefits. (José Manuel mentions this in the context of a recent acquisition in Spain).
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