London-based specialist D&O MGA Rising Edge has appointed Owen Dacey as head of claims.
Mr Dacey joins Rising Edge, which launched in May, from AXA XL, where he was claims manager and regional practice leader for management liability.
Mr Dacey has also held the role of senior claims adjuster, international financial lines at AXA XL, and previously worked for AIG’s financial lines team.
He has extensive experience of handling claims in the US, most notably related to securities litigation.
Mr Dacey will be responsible for all claims matters at Rising Edge, including claims handling and working with underwriters on wordings and product development.
Philippe Gouraud, CEO at Rising Edge, said the appointment demonstrates Rising Edge’s commitment to “excellence in service and attests our ability to handle our clients’ and brokers’ needs on an end-to-end basis, from underwriting to claims handling”.
Yoel Brightman, managing director at the MGA, added: “By building on Owen’s extensive complex claims experience, we are committed to delivering insight in order to more effectively work with our clients on improving their D&O liability risk profile.”