Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointments of James Francis and Laura Baird to its actuarial team.
Francis brings more than a decade of industry experience to Ed, particularly in the areas of capital modelling, reinsurance analytics, as well as expertise in M&A and Solvency II matters. He joins from Argo Group where he served as the Head of Group Capital Modelling, after having worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte. In this role Francis will further build upon Ed’s actuarial capabilities as part of its commitment to providing expert bespoke advice to Ed’s clients, principally in the areas of risk transfer and capital management
Baird joins from AmTrust where she served as an actuarial analyst, as well as previous roles with Allied World and Travelers – a 7-year career which has seen her specialise in reinsurance pricing and parameterising of capital models. She will further build upon the analytics capability at Ed, so adding value to clients beyond traditional broking services.
Jonathan Tilman, Chief Actuary at Ed, said: “We are delighted to have hired people of James’ and Laura’s quality and experience as we continue to build out our actuarial capabilities. Ed is investing heavily both in people and software as part of our ongoing commitment to providing expert advice and James’ and Laura’s strengths will really enhance what we can offer our clients.
Notes to editors
Ed is a truly global insurance and reinsurance provider with offices in the world’s key regional and global insurance centres. The group’s broking business is a top ten Lloyd’s broker, and employs some of the best and most experienced people in the industry with expertise in all major lines of business. The group’s MGA division operates in the UK, France, Australia and Germany. Ed is thoroughly independent and committed to being so.
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