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20+

years of experience

4k+

placed candidates

342

satisfied insurers

20+

countries placed in

HFG was established in 2002 and has since grown to become a leading recruitment business in the Insurance sector.

We are passionate about Insurance and the role we play, recognising and embracing the unique aspects of each segment; Life Insurance, General Insurance, Reinsurance, Insurance Broking and the Lloyd’s market.

Built on a solid base of high staff retention, a cohesive culture and a first class training programme the company now employs a strong mix of trained recruiters and ex-industry professionals. Working within the UK and Asia Pacific our client relationships and interaction are driven by our industry expertise.

Our areas of expertise

  • Actuarial & Risk

    Actuarial & Risk

    The Actuarial & Risk division of HFG strives to service our clients’ needs in an area where demand for resource consistently exceeds supply.  HFG’s network and established relationships enable the team to consistently pinpoint hidden talent in the marketplace, an approach strengthened by the superb reputation of our team across the sector.  HFG's Actuarial team’s technical understanding of this area is the vital component in providing the quality of service and credibility that the market demands.  As a result the team has access to individuals across all actuarial disciplines including reserving, pricing, product development, capital, valuations, modelling and reporting.  The HFG Actuarial division is structured in order to supply candidates through the “career ladder” from graduate level to actuarial students and recently qualified actuaries to Chief Actuaries.Recently Risk Management has been one of the most active areas of Insurance recruitment. The role of the traditional Risk Manager has broadened to include a more quantitative focus and the HFG team has grown to adapt to these enhanced demands. The team have an enviable network across all facets of risk management including Operational, Financial and Underwriting risk. They work very closely with the HFG Actuarial team in order to service the quantitative positions across the industry. The Risk Management network has been extended even further in order to attract investment professionals from wider fields.In 2023, HFG partnered with the IFoA Foundation as their first recruitment partner. Our contribution will help fund education grants, mentoring and school engagement projects, all aiming to increase diversity in the actuarial workforce. The partnership will also enhance the support the IFoA are are able to offer aspiring actuaries from all backgrounds and raise their profiles with the profession.

  • Change & Technology

    Change & Technology

    ​The Insurance industry is in a period of significant change and evolution. As clients work towards their individual target operating models there is demand for change professionals across all areas of the business including claims, underwriting, finance and IT.The HFG Change & Project Management team have an extensive network throughout the industry and across each of the respective disciplines. They are excited about the impact their candidates have in this ever expanding area as implementing change has an unmistakable influence on the customer experience, employee satisfaction and the “bottom line”.The team are able to provide candidates covering all aspects of change & project management, including programme & project managers, data quality professionals, business analysts and PMO specialists.

  • Claims

    Claims

    ​Talented and ambitious insurance front office professionals are in very high demand and the number of jobs we are managing is always increasing.An increasingly complex legal, regulatory and rates environment is adding to the difficulty of selecting the best individuals for Claims positions. Our consulting team features former insurance professionals who can bring significant technical knowledge to the recruitment process. Our consultants have an extensive network of clients and contacts, allowing them to stay in touch with market developments and provide expert advice.Our jobs typically suit candidates qualified or part-qualified as ACII, MBA and FCII.

  • Compliance & Legal

    Compliance & Legal

    As the Financial Conduct Authority starts to exercise greater control on the Insurance and wider Financial Services sector, the Compliance division at HFG is well placed to satisfy any increased demands that may arise. The team has grown in line with the enhanced profile of the compliance function and the role it plays within insurers. As client requirements have evolved, the team have broadened their services ensuring that they can deliver candidates across additional related areas such as Legal and Company Secretarial.Legal recruitment in the insurance sector has long been dominated by either large composite agencies who spread themselves across many industries or specialist legal recruiters who lack specific market knowledge. With the increase of regulation tailored to the insurance market alongside the increase in corporate activity, the insurance sector needs to be able to source high quality legal professionals with expertise in the industry. Building on HFG’s 13 years’ experience within the insurance industry, the Legal team is dedicated to bringing their industry knowledge to legal recruitment within this market. Working across all sectors of insurance and all levels of seniority from Paralegal to General Counsel the team is ready to help with your recruitment needs either as a candidate or a hiring client.

  • Finance

    Finance

    HFG was established in 2002 initially with a finance desk. This division has grown consistently and now has Consultants focused on each of their respective industry verticals ensuring that they can offer informed opinion and advice specific to their area. We have excellent staff retention and our long serving team have experienced significant regulatory change and technical development.Our team is structured to allow us to deliver a service across the full spectrum of finance positions in the insurance industry. This ranges from entry level to CFO/FD level roles and across a broad spectrum of disciplines including financial and management accounting, regulatory reporting, technical accounting and strategic finance.​

  • Internal Audit

    Internal Audit

    The landscape of Internal Audit recruitment in the Insurance sector has significantly evolved over the past decade. As the Insurance industry seeks to modernise its practices and improve operational efficiencies, as well as coping with regulatory development, the demand for high calibre audit professionals continues to rise. The HFG Audit team takes pride in the quality of their established and developed network in this field. This enables them to provide clients with access to a market leading talent pool of both experienced audit professionals and emerging talent. It is essential recruiters are able to identify audit professionals in line with their technical area of expertise; Actuarial, Claims, IT and Underwriting. The team have a demonstrable record of delivering to each of these areas at all levels of seniority from entry level to Internal Audit manager to Director / Head of Internal Audit.​

  • Investment

    Investment

    The focus on the asset side of the balance sheet has changed significantly in recent times for Insurers. The industry’s heightened focus on capital has attracted a number of investment professionals to the Insurance industry. Roles for such specialists now exist across many of the key functions within our clients. The HFG team has been required to develop a network across Insurance and crucially into wider financial services organisations. This has allowed HFG consultants to attract talent into our industry and support clients with their ever-changing requirements. At both the group and business unit level the team has delivered to challenging assignments across risk, finance and actuarial within the Investment field.

  • Underwriting & Broking

    Underwriting & Broking

    ​The HFG Broking & Underwriting team is staffed predominantly by ex- industry professionals. They are able to build on their long standing relationships and network throughout the industry. This ensures they are close to ‘real-time’ market activity and developments. By the nature of this industry, clients are consistently looking to enhance their business portfolio or bring in additional business lines through hiring top tier talent.Throughout the industry HFG is involved in sourcing these individuals ranging from producing brokers, individual underwriters and entire teams. Given the nature of the market and the extensive networks held personally by the key individuals of our team, the service provided by HFG is discreet and credible at all times. As the market has evolved, the HFG team have been involved in the hiring for a number of start-up operations both in the UK and emerging international markets.

  • Actuarial & Risk

    Actuarial & Risk

    The Actuarial & Risk division of HFG strives to service our clients’ needs in an area where demand for resource consistently exceeds supply.  HFG’s network and established relationships enable the team to consistently pinpoint hidden talent in the marketplace, an approach strengthened by the superb reputation of our team across the sector.  HFG's Actuarial team’s technical understanding of this area is the vital component in providing the quality of service and credibility that the market demands.  As a result the team has access to individuals across all actuarial disciplines including reserving, pricing, product development, capital, valuations, modelling and reporting.  The HFG Actuarial division is structured in order to supply candidates through the “career ladder” from graduate level to actuarial students and recently qualified actuaries to Chief Actuaries.Recently Risk Management has been one of the most active areas of Insurance recruitment. The role of the traditional Risk Manager has broadened to include a more quantitative focus and the HFG team has grown to adapt to these enhanced demands. The team have an enviable network across all facets of risk management including Operational, Financial and Underwriting risk. They work very closely with the HFG Actuarial team in order to service the quantitative positions across the industry. The Risk Management network has been extended even further in order to attract investment professionals from wider fields.In 2023, HFG partnered with the IFoA Foundation as their first recruitment partner. Our contribution will help fund education grants, mentoring and school engagement projects, all aiming to increase diversity in the actuarial workforce. The partnership will also enhance the support the IFoA are are able to offer aspiring actuaries from all backgrounds and raise their profiles with the profession.

  • Change & Technology

    Change & Technology

    ​The Insurance industry is in a period of significant change and evolution. As clients work towards their individual target operating models there is demand for change professionals across all areas of the business including claims, underwriting, finance and IT.The HFG Change & Project Management team have an extensive network throughout the industry and across each of the respective disciplines. They are excited about the impact their candidates have in this ever expanding area as implementing change has an unmistakable influence on the customer experience, employee satisfaction and the “bottom line”.The team are able to provide candidates covering all aspects of change & project management, including programme & project managers, data quality professionals, business analysts and PMO specialists.

  • Claims

    Claims

    ​Talented and ambitious insurance front office professionals are in very high demand and the number of jobs we are managing is always increasing.An increasingly complex legal, regulatory and rates environment is adding to the difficulty of selecting the best individuals for Claims positions. Our consulting team features former insurance professionals who can bring significant technical knowledge to the recruitment process. Our consultants have an extensive network of clients and contacts, allowing them to stay in touch with market developments and provide expert advice.Our jobs typically suit candidates qualified or part-qualified as ACII, MBA and FCII.

  • Finance

    Finance

    HFG was established in 2002 initially with a finance desk. This division has grown consistently and now has Consultants focused on each of their respective industry verticals ensuring that they can offer informed opinion and advice specific to their area. We have excellent staff retention and our long serving team have experienced significant regulatory change and technical development.Our team is structured to allow us to deliver a service across the full spectrum of finance positions in the insurance industry. This ranges from entry level to CFO/FD level roles and across a broad spectrum of disciplines including financial and management accounting, regulatory reporting, technical accounting and strategic finance.​

  • Internal Audit

    Internal Audit

    The landscape of Internal Audit recruitment in the Insurance sector has significantly evolved over the past decade. As the Insurance industry seeks to modernise its practices and improve operational efficiencies, as well as coping with regulatory development, the demand for high calibre audit professionals continues to rise. The HFG Audit team takes pride in the quality of their established and developed network in this field. This enables them to provide clients with access to a market leading talent pool of both experienced audit professionals and emerging talent. It is essential recruiters are able to identify audit professionals in line with their technical area of expertise; Actuarial, Claims, IT and Underwriting. The team have a demonstrable record of delivering to each of these areas at all levels of seniority from entry level to Internal Audit manager to Director / Head of Internal Audit.​

  • Investment

    Investment

    The focus on the asset side of the balance sheet has changed significantly in recent times for Insurers. The industry’s heightened focus on capital has attracted a number of investment professionals to the Insurance industry. Roles for such specialists now exist across many of the key functions within our clients. The HFG team has been required to develop a network across Insurance and crucially into wider financial services organisations. This has allowed HFG consultants to attract talent into our industry and support clients with their ever-changing requirements. At both the group and business unit level the team has delivered to challenging assignments across risk, finance and actuarial within the Investment field.

  • Underwriting & Broking

    Underwriting & Broking

    ​The HFG Broking & Underwriting team is staffed predominantly by ex- industry professionals. They are able to build on their long standing relationships and network throughout the industry. This ensures they are close to ‘real-time’ market activity and developments. By the nature of this industry, clients are consistently looking to enhance their business portfolio or bring in additional business lines through hiring top tier talent.Throughout the industry HFG is involved in sourcing these individuals ranging from producing brokers, individual underwriters and entire teams. Given the nature of the market and the extensive networks held personally by the key individuals of our team, the service provided by HFG is discreet and credible at all times. As the market has evolved, the HFG team have been involved in the hiring for a number of start-up operations both in the UK and emerging international markets.

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