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.

HWI France was founded in 1986 as part of Hugh Wood International (HWI), an organisation which has been providing insurance and risk management services since 1982.

With the capabilities and expertise of the HWI network, we are a truly global operation. This gives us access to all major insurance markets around the world, including underwriters at Lloyd’s of London and supports the growth and development of our customers wherever you operate.

You may be an organisation working on a local, national or international level; you may be an individual requiring personal insurance advice. Our personalised in-house approach puts the interests of customers first. Our reputation for operating with integrity, transparency and professionalism is something we are proud of and we will continue to adapt our services to meet individual needs.

We have a highly experienced and professional team who have an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of specialist areas. Not only does our team have a thorough knowledge of the local market, they are also able to approach this from a global perspective with the advice from a large network of HWI international specialists. This positions us perfectly to deliver the optimum insurance solutions for your individual requirements regardless of whether a local or more global approach is needed.


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At H.W.I. 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 and also be proactive and targeted in responding to the challenges our clients face in today’s world of ever-changing 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 like-minded 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 which aspires to be seen as a trusted partner and relishes 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 high professional and technical qualifications.


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, with dedicated teams for risk and claims management, key to exceed our clients’ expectations.


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


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

Lloyd's of London

Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, bringing together an outstanding concentration of underwriting expertise and talent. It is often the first to insure emerging, unusual and complex risks.

Around 80 syndicates underwrite insurance at Lloyd’s, covering all classes of business. Together they interact with thousands of brokers daily to create insurance solutions for businesses in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Lloyd’s insures the majority of FTSE 100 and Dow Jones industrial average companies.

Lloyd’s enjoys strong financial security supported by excellent ratings.
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