Imperial Finance & Trading ('Imperial'), a provider of premium finance for life insurance, life settlements, and structured settlements, has appointed Rory O’Connell as new chief credit officer to provide the company with a consistent presence to all current and prospective capital providers.

Previously, Mr O’Connell served as chief financial officer of RapidAdvance. He also served as chief operating officer of Insurance Agency; securitization consultant to the Industrial Bank of Japan; president and chief operating officer of Singer Asset Finance Company; and senior vice president and treasurer of enhance financial services.

Deborah Benaim, senior vice president of Imperial, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rory to our executive team and we are confident that he will prove to be a great resource for Imperial by providing support, direction and enhancing current credit policies and procedures.”