Ed expands Professional & Executive Risk team with senior hires

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointments of Chloë Cox and Alex Atkinson as divisional directors for the Professional and Executive Risk team in London, effective immediately. Cox and Atkinson will primarily be responsible for developing and expanding the North American and Australian/New Zealand wholesale book. They will report to James Baird within the Professional & Executive Risk team.

Cox and Atkinson bring with them a combined 19 years of experience in the industry. Cox joins Ed from her most recent position as an associate at Marsh JLT Specialty where she specialised in D&O, EPL, PTL and POSI placement.  Atkinson was previously a director at Alesco, specialising in Professional Indemnity, where he placed a portfolio of Australian and New Zealand binders and facilities into London. Atkinson began his career in 2008 as an account executive at Willis Towers Watson Australia, in the FINEX division.

James Baird said: "Growing the professional and executive risk book is part of a long-term growth strategy for Ed.  In nearly 3 years of expanding our wholesale offering our team has forged some very good relationships with broking partners and Chloe and Alex will play an integral part in helping us to continue to develop these relationships. The combination of their wholesale broking background, our strong service delivery approach and our existing highly experienced team will ensure that clients can continue to rely on us to help them navigate these more challenging trading conditions"


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Ed is owned by The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.

Ardonagh Specialty

Ardonagh Specialty is the holding company and growth platform for leading independent brokers Besso Insurance, Bishopsgate, Compass London Markets, Ed Broking, Inver Re, Piiq Risk Partners and Price Forbes. Combined, we have 1700 colleagues globally and manage $5 billion in gross written premium.

With a strong presence and deep relationships worldwide, and a steadfast commitment to investing in the best people, markets and technology, together our businesses offer open market programmes, reinsurance and international solutions designed to empower clients to achieve their strategic ambition.

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.