UK-based insurance firm XL Group has appointed David Lineham to its political risk and trade credit team.

Lineham joins XL as a senior underwriter, after working in Marsh’s political risk and structured credit practice and Aspen’s financial and political risk team. Before his experience in insurance, he was a litigator with a focus on political risk legal matters at law firm Clyde and Co.

Joe Blenkinsopp, deputy global head – political risk and trade credit at XL says: “This is a noteworthy hire for XL Group and is a clear signal of our confidence in the political risk and trade credit insurance market. Demand for these products is strong as clients continue to face heightened levels of volatility across the world and across markets.

“David’s underwriting expertise, his experience of developing technical products and legal knowledge further enhances our commitment to providing a market leading team, writing market leading solutions.”