Who are we?
We are VdH, located in the heart of Brussels close to the European quarters! Since 23 years we are specialising in the underwriting of special risks.
We act as an agent of several European insurance and reinsurance companies that grant us underwriting powers. In addition, thanks to our FSMA accreditation, we offer a service comparable to an insurance company, ie the issuance of a contract and the settlement of claims.
VdH’s philosophy is to offer tailor-made solutions to clients, working together with their insurance broker, to best protect their passion (s). We are team of 25 passionate employees and a cooperation with more than 700 Belgian and European brokers.
Founded by Roger Vander Haeghen
Years of experience
Belgian & European brokers
Having been active in insurance and reinsurance for more than 35 years, Roger and Christiane Vander Haeghen set up a special risk underwriting agency in 1996 in their family home — VdH was born.
Over the years, VdH was considered a pioneer by developing a unique range of insurance products for prestige vehicles, motorcycles, as well as movie making and events. In 2010, the company continued its ascent. It currently employs 25 people, with Frédéric de Haan & Bertrand Vander Haeghen as current Managing Directors.
Since 2015, VdH is part of the Starstone group, based in London, which holds the majority of the capital.
Four years later, Frédéric de Haan and Bertrand Vander Haeghen returned to the shareholding of the company, which thus finds a little more this family character that has always made its success.
Finally, at the end of 2019, VANDER HAEGHEN refreshes its brand image by proposing a new logo, slogan, and a new website. VANDER HAEGHEN becomes “VdH – the art of insuring passions”.
Our goal: Offering a professional ear to listen and to put our experience at the disposal of our Belgian and international customers.
Initially, StarStone started out by specialising in Energy and Property and Casualty insurance, and then went on to develop the RC, Financial Risk, Aviation and Transportation segments in Insurance and Reinsurance.
At the same time, StarStone has diversified its risk classes, market segments and geographic footprint to focus on building a stable and balanced portfolio.
In 2015: Starstone, the insurance company to which A.M. Best awarded the rating “A-“, became the partner of Vander Haeghen for most of the solutions offered by the latter.