Liberty Specialty Markets promotes Huw Owen to Global Head of Financial Risk Solutions

Liberty Specialty Markets promotes Huw Owen to Global Head of Financial Risk Solutions

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Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced the promotion of Huw Owen to the role of Global Head of Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), effective immediately. Owen reports to Rachel Conran, Chief Underwriting Officer, and is based in London.

Owen is responsible for the continued strategic development of the global FRS team. He will work closely with clients and brokers to deliver LSM’s leading, tailor-made underwriting solutions to global corporate and financial institutions. He takes over from Peter Sprent, who has served at LSM for 11 years and is leaving to pursue personal interests. Owen will work closely with Peter to ensure a smooth transition before his departure in late March.

“I am very pleased to be appointed Global Head of FRS. We will continue to prioritise providing tailored credit and political risk solutions to meet the varied risk distribution needs of our clients and brokers. And focus on a high-performance culture, underwriting expertise and data-driven decision making and portfolio management. I look forward to working across our global network to grow our business offering,” said Huw Owen.

“We’re thrilled to announce Huw’s promotion. He has been instrumental in developing LSM’s growing product capabilities over the past 11 years to the global player it is today.” said Rachel Conran. “Peter has our deep gratitude for his role in building the FRS business and we wish him the very best for his future.”

Owen joined LSM in 2012 as Head of London Markets for FRS and has since held a number of roles within the team, most recently as FRS Chief Underwriting Officer. Prior to joining LSM, Owen was Senior Underwriter at Zurich Financial Services. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the role.