This week we’re joined for our Meet Our Associates’ conversation by Rick Inglessis, Associate Director (Entertainment) at Howden.
Howden create and configure specialist insurance services by giving our people the infrastructure, technology and freedom to get the best results for clients.
The Entertainment team provides all types of insurances for all aspects of the music industry, specialising in contingency insurances for Artists, Management and Promoters.
For 5 years I was part of a music management team dealing with the everyday challenges of trying to break a band into the industry. In this position, I had responsibility for the insurance aspect of the management company and took on the main role in negotiations with brokers, which I found really interesting, and challenging! This all set me up well for an opportunity that came my way in 2000, to work within a Broking firm to head up their music department. Now, with over 20 years’ experience specialising in music insurances, I have found the perfect home at Howden.
Due to my experience with the managing company, I am all too aware of the incredible difficulties and risks that can be faced at any time, in the music business. Therefore, I believe I have a little more foresight when it comes to helping and supporting a client with their insurance programme.
The music industry moves continuously and is always evolving, therefore the insurance solutions we offer our clients have to reflect this. We are constantly working at improving the coverage we can offer our clients.
Honestly, as soon as possible. We understand that insurance isn’t always a priority at the beginning as budgets are always tight, however, there’s always a necessity for some basic insurance cover that the artist(s)/management would need. We pride ourselves in discussing our clients’ insurance needs on a very personal level – to the point that if we believe your existing policy fits your needs, we would advise you stick with it. If we can help you, we absolutely will.
I’m a traditional rocker! I love guitar music and particularly enjoy seeing ‘Alter Bridge’ live. I’m very much looking forward to their album release later this month.
Mason Hill in Camden Town – really good!
If you need any advice, just give us a call and let’s see if we can help!
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