Noble Group has announced new developments at TradeVest, its insurance broker arm that covers third-party business as well as in-house requirements.

Jeremy Hampshire joins from Aon with nearly 20 years in the insurance market as joint managing director TradeVest Hong Kong.

Sean Aston joins as CEO TradeVest Singapore. Aston comes from JLT Risk Solutions and previously worked for a number of major banks in the project and structured finance field.

TradeVest is a niche broker within the insurance industry looking primarily at credit, political and structured insurance solutions.

Hampshire says: “There are a number of general broker around but few specialist who are able to give the right technical advice on this type of insurance. TradeVest aims to do just that”.

This is reinforced by Aston who says: “Structured trade insurance solutions is the path forward for companies, both local and international looking at innovative ideas to support trade flows, TradeVest will tailor these solutions”.

Noble Group Limited is Hong Kong-based, Singapore-listed and Asia’s largest diversified commodities trading company which principal activities comprise six designated operating divisions: agricultural, energy, finance, minerals and ores, logistics and technology. The group links producers and consumers on a global basis, uniquely integrating sourcing, marketing, processing and transportation of industrial and agricultural products and e-commerce through

Noble Group now operates a network of over 30 offices worldwide. These are located in Abidjan, Amsterdam, Beijing, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Calcutta, Chennai, Chicago, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kochi, Karachi, Lausanne, Los Angeles, London, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, Newcastle, New Delhi, Portland, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stamford, Sulawesi, Surabaya, Tokyo and Zurich.