Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Laura Skaanild as Client Director, Professional and Executive Risk. She will report to Paul Richards, Managing Director of Professional and Executive Risk.
Laura will focus on managing and developing Ed’s client base in the financial and professional services sector in the UK, US and offshore financial centres.
She brings 18 years of legal and insurance experience to Ed, joining from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as Head of the GB FI Major Accounts Team. Laura joined Willis in 2012 and held a number of senior roles at the company. She began her career as a solicitor at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2000, before moving to Zurich as a coverage solicitor in 2011.
Paul Richards said, “Laura is a talented professional, whose exceptional skills and knowledge will further strengthen our ability to deliver the very best in products, service, and risk expertise to our financial and professional services industry client base. Ed’s differentiated approach to client service, innovation and technology continues to attract talent of the highest calibre, and I am very pleased to welcome Laura to the team.”
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Ed is owned by BGC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage and financial technology company
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