About us

We are an independent, privately owned broker. Our client’s interest always comes first, which has helped our reputation become one based on integrity, transparency and professionalism.

H. W. International GmbH was founded in Cologne in 1989.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the HWI Group we are proud of being truly independent, and with affiliated offices around the world, we are perfectly positioned to offer global insurance solutions.

We believe that Client service is rewarded with client loyalty so we do not operate call centers and we do not outsource our operations. Instead we prefer to practice a personal approach in managing your requirements – global reach with personal care.


We are a member of the Bundesverband Deutscher Versicherungsmakler.

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At H. W. Wood Ltd we pride ourselves on the personal service we give. Our biggest assets are our people and their passion for our clients.

With over 300 employees spread over 16 offices worldwide our clients benefit from our strong global presence without sacrificing the local and personal approach to service which is at the very heart of everything we do.

Our independence is a core strength. It enables us to be agile and flexible. We can respond quickly where and when needed but to also be proactive and targeted in responding to the challenges our clients face in in today’s world of everchanging risk.

We enjoy working closely with our clients and are hugely proud of the long standing relationships we have. Working in an entrepreneurial environment we are able to deliver fresh and innovative solutions. We differentiate from our competitors by offering clarity and simplicity; we challenge the ordinary and find solutions.

Our business has grown and continues to develop as a direct result of the energy and commitment of our colleagues; making us the perfect partner for likeminded businesses.

Our trading principles


We are proud to be an independent global insurance broker. We are not conflicted by or accountable to corporate shareholders or owned by an insurance company.

Privately Owned

We are privately owned, which gives us the advantage of having a great business stability, and allows us to establish a single criterion for clients management procedures.


Our people and our reputation are our assets. We have worked hard to create an exceptional team who aspire to be seen as a trusted partner and relish the opportunity to challenge convention.


We have an excellent reputation for integrity and professionalism, because our business philosophy is based in the creation of teams with a high professional and technical qualification.


We focus on industry sectors where our experience, expertise and resources set us apart from our competitors, with dedicated teams for risk and claims management, that are key to exceed our client’s expectations.


Without question we are able to compete at the highest level and leverage our well respected market position: yet smalll enough to give a professional and personal advisory service.


Our specialist teams work in partnership delivering a full service approach based on our client’s needs, allowing us to deliver integrated solutions which are fit for purpose.

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