Valerie Talbot and Guillaume Simonnet have joined the Euler Hermes World Agency Transactional Cover Unit (TCU) team in London. Both started on September 1.

Simonnet becomes the unit’s regional senior commercial underwriter and Talbot the regional head of commercial underwriting, both for the UK market.

Simonnet is ex-Thales UK, where he had been for 15 years, most recently as the company’s head of treasury and trade finance. Talbot joins from Garant Insurance, where she had been head of structured credit and political risk underwriting since 2003. She has previously held positions at Capital Markets Advisors and Unistrat Coface.