Global insurance brokerage Marsh has named Ankur Kacker as UK Digital Asset Leader in the Financial & Professional (FINPRO) Practice of Marsh JLT Specialty, based in London.
In his new role, Kacker will report to Philip Turner, Specie Practice Leader and takes on responsibility for the development of new insurance solutions for digital assets such as cryptocurrency.
He will continue to work in close alignment with the firm’s New York based Digital Asset Risk Transfer (DART) team, which offers risk transfer solutions to companies operating in the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital assets.
Kacker first joined Marsh in Mumbai, India in 2008 as a graduate and moved to London in 2017 as part of the UK Specie department, where he specialised in digital assets insurance. During his 13 year career, he has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including financial institutions and technology entities.
Commenting on Kacker’s appointment, Turner said: “Ankur has been the driving force behind many innovations in the highly specialist digital assets insurance market. Our clients will benefit significantly from Ankur’s knowledge as we continue to develop services and solutions that provide firms with the protection they require, as they increasingly take advantage of the opportunities associated with digital assets.”
Kacker added: “As greater clarity around regulatory issues continues to emerge, organisations across the business spectrum – from large financial institutions to technology providers – are making significant investments to capitalise on opportunities using blockchain technology and digital assets. I look forward to working with our London team and colleagues in New York, and playing a critical role in providing the risk transfer solutions that contribute to our clients’ success.”