ACE Group announced the appointment of Julian Hudson as Head of Trade Credit, ACE Global Markets.
In his new role, Julian will be responsible for the development and profitable growth of ACE’s global trade credit business, an area of risk where the company is one of the most experienced insurance providers in the world.
Julian joined ACE in 2007 to launch the company’s political risk and trade credit office in Singapore. After a successful seven-year tenure in Asia-Pacific, he was appointed to the newly created, London based role of Chief Development Officer, responsible for the promotion of ACE’s new political risk and trade credit insurance products, and the company’s distribution strategy for this line of business.
Prior to joining ACE, Julian held positions at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia and Euler Trade Indemnity in the UK. His appointment is effective immediately. He will continue to be based in London, reporting to Julian Edwards, Head of Political Risk & Credit for ACE Global Markets.
Julian’s appointment follows ACE’s recent expansion of its political risk and credit division to Japan, where the company now offers its Japanese clients a broad range of comprehensive trade credit insurance solutions, with market-leading levels of capacity.
Julian Edwards, Head of Political Risk & Credit for ACE Global Markets, said: "I am delighted that Julian is going to lead our global trade credit business. Since he joined our team in 2007, he has played an important role in making ACE a global market leader in political risk and credit insurance solutions.
"His wide experience in areas like new product development and distribution combined with his market knowledge, will contribute greatly to our effort to provide our clients with the comprehensive and secure, long-term trade credit solutions they need to confront today’s complex global challenges."
ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.