Global reinsurance brokerage, Ed, has hired James Francis from Argo Group and Laura Baird from AmTrust to its actuarial team.
Francis brings more than ten years of industry experience to the role, with a focus on capital modelling, reinsurance analytics, as well as expertise in merger and acquisitions (M&A) and Solvency 11 issues.
In his new role, Francis will be tasked with further building Ed’s actuarial capabilities as part of the broker’s commitment to providing bespoke advice to its clients. While at Argo Group, Francis most recently served as Head of Group Capital Modelling, having previously worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte.
Baird most recently served as an actuarial analyst at AmTrust, and previously held roles with Allied World and Travelers. In her new role, she will be tasked with further building the broker’s analytics capabilities, bringing value to Ed’s clients beyond traditional broking services.
Chief Actuary at Ed, Jonathan Tilman, 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.”