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Insurance Broking
for Gamechangers

"We are the first choice as an insurance broker for game changers that disrupt their markets, stand for breakthroughs in science and break new ground."

Get to know us

Your experienced team of experts for "gamechanging moments"

Risk Partners was founded by Florian with two objectives. Firstly, to provide tailor-made protection for #gamechangers with complex risk profiles . And secondly, to be the point of contact for motivated team players with leading specialist expertise. Because we are not satisfied with the second-best solution for our clients. As a German and English-speaking brokerage house, we pursue a clear strategy: we consistently integrate international insurance markets in order to "challenge" innovations and premiums for the best possible result in the interests of our clients.

Senior Risk Advisor Life Sciences

Jutta Zaglauer

Jutta has been in the insurance industry for 25 years and is a qualified insurance broker. Having worked for large insurance companies, she has acquired expertise in all lines and areas of insurance.
Most recently, Jutta worked for an insurance broker specializing in life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals for 10 years, where she was primarily responsible for insuring clinical trials and test person cover. She also looked after start-ups and other corporate clients from other innovative business areas.

Managing Partner

Florian Eckstein

Florian has many years of experience as a specialist insurance broker for (international) IPOs, capital market liability and complex D&O insurance issues. In addition to up-and-coming start-ups, he has also advised leading biotech and technology companies.
In addition to his Master's degree, Florian is also a certified risk manager with a degree from the University of Würzburg.

Marketing Manager

Anna Heun

Anna completed her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Augsburg and is currently studying Marketing and Branding at the University of Innsbruck. She has diverse B2B experience in the areas of tax, advisory, M&A and marketing. Her knowledge and passion for marketing are a valuable asset to our Risk Partners team.

Head of Legal & Claims - External Counsel

Miriam Born

Miriam studied law at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen and was admitted to the bar in 2001. She gained more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Her work included cross-sector claims and contract processing for medium-sized insurance brokers. She has also developed international insurance concepts in the area of liability insurance for corporate clients. She has extensive expertise in product liability, D&O and liability issues in other areas. Miriam lives in Stuttgart with her husband and two children.

Senior Risk Advisor Financial Lines

Franziska Merz

Franziska has been working in the insurance industry for almost 10 years. After completing her training, she graduated as an insurance specialist and then went on to study part-time at the TH Cologne in the field of insurance management.

During her time as a broker, Franziska specialized in the areas of D&O, financial loss liability, cyber and criminal law insurance and most recently worked for a specialist insurance broker in the area of financial lines for international companies.

Together with her office dog Emma (Manager of Happiness), Franziska brings a lot of positive energy to our team.

Senior Accounting Specialist

Sabine Eckstein

Sabine completed her training as a bank clerk at Deutsche Bank and worked there for several years in customer service. After taking a break to bring up her two sons, Sabine was responsible for the financial side of the family-owned specialist brokerage firm for life sciences companies and venture capital funds for a period of 20 years, focusing on premium collection and brokerage accounting with the various insurance companies.

"Best in class is not a promise, but our raison d'être as a specialist broker!"

You have questions -
we solve them!


Your question to us

We are highly specialized, so we can tell you immediately whether this is our area of expertise (e.g. fire insurance for a sawmill is not), a D&O program for a NASDAQ listing is.


Advice & proposed solution

As an independent insurance broker, we work with all insurers relevant to our specializations in the continental European and UK markets - one of our USPs. As part of our consultation, we discuss with you the optimum marketing strategy for your risk for our tender.

Franziska Merz

Senior Risk Advisor Financial Lines


Market comparison & recommendation

Depending on the task at hand, e.g. D&O insurance via one insurer or a structured program with 10 insurers, we will present you with the possibilities of the market based on our customer-friendly product developments (e.g. Risk Partners D&O Prime Protect 2024) without obligation.

Does our proposal solve your issue? You decide whether we should implement our proposal for you.


Promise of care

Your risk changes (e.g. new financing round) or the insurance market changes, we discuss with you possible adjustment options or urgent need for change. Claims? You call us first and we will handle the claim for you on an equal footing with the insurers. Risk Partners, your insurance experts!

Insurance Broking for Gamechangers

We are looking for team players!

We are looking for you to strengthen our Risk Management, Financial Lines and Life Sciences divisions. Please send us an unsolicited application to career@riskpartners.de

What sets us apart

Our core values

Collegial, supportive and appreciative - we foster good teamwork. We grow together in the face of daily challenges and continue to develop sustainably. Our individual strengths and entrepreneurial thinking make us specialized partners for our customers. In addition to a high level of satisfaction, leading insurance cover is part of our DNA.

Teamplayer @ Heart

We are a team of charismatic personalities without an elbow mentality. We see supporting each other and achieving our goals together as one of our strengths, not least because it's a lot more fun.

In the exchange with the Risk Partners, you will meet open-minded colleagues who also see working with you as "team play" in order to develop the best solutions for you.

Innovation driver

As experts, we develop innovative solutions for the diverse challenges of our clients by pursuing "out of the box" approaches and looking beyond European borders.

We will give you access to new solutions that will significantly improve your cover (e.g. D&O Flip Coverage). You will also always find an open ear for innovative ideas from us.


According to "Your Risk. Our DNA", our in-depth understanding of our clients' complex risks sets us apart from our competitors. As a result, we are always up to date and recognize changing risks at an early stage.

We differentiate ourselves from our competitors through our in-depth understanding of our clients' complex risks. If issues lie outside our specialization, we share this with you and offer access to the right expert through our network.


We consider it our duty to treat both our team members' and our customers' resources responsibly. We strive to act seriously in the long term.

track and field

Our special topics are subject to a high fluctuation of personnel and companies. Nevertheless, we strive for corporate sustainability in order to offer you reliability.



We are characterized by agility in internal innovation projects and a market-leading level of service to our clients. Although our industry is sometimes seen as not particularly agile, we prove the opposite through our work.

Our strengths lie in agility and the rapid resolution of challenges in order to do justice to you as a client in all matters, not just in the event of a claim.


Stress and time pressure are often present in capital market transactions. The weekend work that may be necessary in such cases is easier to "bear" with humor and a positive spirit, and we approach challenges accordingly.

We are your risk partners and strive to interact positively with you to optimize the exchange of information and manage your risks effectively.


We let our work and our clients speak for us.

Blog / News

Finance Day 2024

Growth capital for biotechnology and life sciences - Finance Day 2024 A few days ago, Jutta and Florian from our team attended Finance Day 2024 at the analytica trade fair in Munich. The event once again offered exciting expert panels on current financing and capital market issues for life sciences companies. As the panels focused on three of our key consulting areas, namely life sciences, venture capital and IPOs, a visit was of course a must for us as a specialist insurance broker. Our team has

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How managers protect themselves from personal liability in the event of cyber incidents - #29Minutes by Control Risk & Risk Partners

How directors and officers protect themselves from personal liability in the event of cyber incidents - #29Minutes by Control Risk & Risk Partners Looking at our claims experience in the area of directors' and officers' liability in recent years, internal claims alleging inadequate cyber risk management and emergency management in the event of a cyber attack are unfortunately on the rise. In addition to special risk transfer solutions (cyber and crime insurance), there are also very practical tips on how to react correctly if the worst comes to the worst. After an exchange

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Finance Day 2023

Growth capital for biotechnology: Yesterday, today, tomorrow! A few days ago, Jutta Zaglauer and Florian Eckstein from our team attended the Finance Day 2023 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of biotechnology at the IZB - Innovation and Startup Center for Biotechnology. The event offered an exciting exchange and insights into current financing and capital market issues of biotechnology companies. As an experienced specialist insurance broker for the areas of life sciences, venture capital and IPOs, all three cornerstones of our "magic expertise triangle" were part of the event

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