About › Iria

Who we are

Founded in Geneva in 2003, IRIA is a Swiss insurance broker specializing in political risk and credit insurance for corporate clients. In 2020, following a long-standing relationship, we became part of the Howden CAP division of the Howden Group and established the Swiss branch of Howden Specialty Luxembourg S.à r.l.. This enables us to expand our range of products and deliver solutions on a global scale whilst still operating independently.

Our global reach and market power

Based in Geneva and Zurich, we work closely with our Howden colleagues in London, Luxembourg, Miami, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and Bermuda to bring clients the best of the world’s markets. As political risk and credit specialists, we have a particularly strong connection to Lloyd’s and the London market. Last year we placed $32 million of premium on behalf of clients.

What we do

We arrange cover for your transactions and assets against credit and political risks. By seeking out insurance capacity across global markets, IRIA is able to bring you the best possible combination of rates, coverage and insurers’ financial strength.

How we stand out

More than a broker, IRIA is a source of expertise concerning international trade risks. IRIA’s brokers are highly proficient commodity finance professionals with real-life experience in commodity trading, structured commodity banking and emerging-market business.

Our approach

At IRIA, our business model is centred around expertise – not size or diversification. As a specialized firm, our service is backed by the most qualified professionals. We deal with sophisticated clients in confidential high-risk transactions that demand rapid response and meticulous coverage management.

Our organization

IRIA SA, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva Registry of Commerce No. 10110 / 2003
FINMA Insurance Intermediary registration No. F00158084
Lloyd’s Swiss broker No. 29

Howden Specialty Luxembourg S.à r.l. (Geneva Branch), Switzerland
Geneva Registry of Commerce No. 12829 / 2020
Swiss branch of:
Howden Specialty Luxembourg S.à r.l.,
Luxembourg Luxembourg Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (R.C.S. Luxembourg) No. B232065
Commissariat aux Assurances general and (re)insurance brokerage insurance business registration No. 2019CM005