Global specialty broker Ed names new director for risk solutions team

Global specialty broker Ed names new director for risk solutions team | Insurance Business

Global specialty broker Ed names new director for risk solutions team

Global reinsurance, wholesale, and specialty broker Ed has appointed Richard Laird to the position of divisional director of the company’s risk solutions team.

In his new position, Laird will be based in London.

He last served as executive director at Price Forbes Risk Solutions, an independent specialist Lloyd’s broker that has offices in Bermuda, Brussels, Chile, Dubai, London, Malaysia, and South Africa.  Before joining Price Forbes, Laird was a director at Patriarch Risk Limited. His other previous roles include being a managing director at Evolve Brokers Limited, and an assistant director at Chesterfield Insurance Brokers.

“Richard is a great asset to the team, bringing 20 years’ experience in delegated authority business both as an underwriter and broker,” commented Ed reinsurance and risk solutions CEO Kieran Angelini-Hurll.

Angelini-Hurll added that Laird’s track record in designing ancillary products and placement opportunities will prove beneficial to Ed’s clients – particularly when it comes to products focused on the North American market.