Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of Robert Coward, a qualified corporate lawyer, as Divisional Director in its Professional and Executive Risk team, effective immediately. Robert will report to Niraj Perera, Head of Transactional Risk.
In this role Robert’s legal expertise will provide invaluable support in providing insurance solutions for M&A transactions, including warranty and indemnity, tax liability and contingent liability. Robert joins Ed from one of the leading law firms, Travers Smith, where, he was an Associate working in the private equity team. Prior to this, Robert was an Associate at McDermott Will & Emery, where he specialised in corporate M&A.
Niraj said: “Robert’s appointment is indicative of Ed’s continued commitment and ambition to expand its bespoke transactional risk offering. Despite challenging times, there is currently a sharp focus on the M&A market, and we are confident that our ability to hire and invest in the best industry talent means that we can provide top-tier support and advice to our clients. Robert’s UK and international legal experience in M&A transactions will be an asset to our team, as we deliver specialty solutions to our private equity and legal clients.”
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The Ardonagh Group
The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 8,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs. For more information, visit our website: www.ardonagh.com.