Lian Phua has joined XL Group’s Asian political risk and trade credit team.

Phua will be based in Singapore and will develop the company’s underwriting activities.

Senior underwriter for XL in Asia Mark Houghton says: “I am confident that Lian’s experience of working as a senior risk analyst, coupled with her education which includes an MBA from Columbia Business School and a degree from New York University, equips her to support our brokers and clients throughout the region.”