Rising Edge announces four senior hires

Rising Edge, a London-based directors’ and officers’ (D&O) Managing General Agent (MGA), has made four senior appointments.

Miles Murphy has been appointed Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. Murphy has over 25 years’ insurance industry experience and will be responsible for all the financial and operational aspects of the business.

He has been working with Rising Edge during the launch phase to design and develop a cutting edge and seamless end-to-end platform, delivering a first-class data-led service to our brokers and capacity providers.

He joins from AIG Asia Pacific where his role was Head of Operations and Transformation Services. His appointment is effective immediately.

Owen Dacey takes on the role of Head of Claims, which will come into effect from September.

Most recently Dacey served as Claims Manager and Regional Practice Leader, Management Liability, at AXA XL. He is a qualified solicitor and D&O specialist with over 10 years of experience managing D&O claims globally.

He also has extensive experience of handling claims in the US, most notably with respect to US securities litigation.

Eleanor Fisher has been appointed Underwriter and joins from Marsh London, where she was a Vice President and US wholesale broker working on financial lines, including D&O.

Prior to Marsh, she was an underwriter in the Management Liability Team at AXA XL, and as Client Executive and Broker in the Management Liability Team at Marsh & McLennan.

Jamie Banks joins as Underwriter from Travelers, where he served as Associate Underwriter in the Management Liability Team.

Prior to Travelers, Banks worked as Assistant Underwriter in the Management Liability Team at AXA XL. His appointment is effective next month.

Rising Edge is led by Philippe Gouraud, an industry executive in the London insurance market, and respected D&O expert Yoel Brightman.

Gouraud commented: “Today’s launch comes ahead of target and is a testament to our commitment to creating a best-in-class business. The support from both Vantage Risk and Accredited Insurance is a real marker of the robust business we have developed. I am also delighted to be able to announce senior and key hires.

“It is important that from Day One we have a client and broker focussed underwriting team, battle hardened talent to help our clients deal with complex D&O claims, and a top-class operational backbone to deliver best-in-class service to our brokers.

“Having delivered such an operational platform in such little time is a testament of the quality of our team and business partners. We now look forward to deliver best in class experience to our clients and brokers.

“And to make this day a really great day, we are very pleased to report that the team has already responded to several quote requests from broker partners! Off to a flying start!”

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