Marsh boosts cyber and digital asset capabilities

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Marsh JLT Specialty has strengthened its hand in cyber, cryptocurrency and digital asset insurance with two new appointments.

Adam Wickens has joined Marsh as digital asset leader, while Brian Warszona is expected to join the insurance firm as cyber growth leader in the UK financial and professional (FINPRO) practice by the end of 2019.

In what is a newly created position based in London, Wickens (pictured) is responsible for the development of new insurance solutions for digital assets such as cryptocurrency.

He will also work closely with Marsh’s New York-based digital asset risk transfer (DART) team, which offers risk transfer solutions to firms operating in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital asset arena.

Wickens joined Marsh from MS Amlin, where he was a senior underwriter in its financial institutions division. He has also held senior positions at AXA, Barbican and ACE.

When Warszona joins Marsh, he will work with clients across the UK and Europe to deliver the cyber risk management, risk financing, and insurance solutions they require to mitigate cyber risk.

He is also expected to play a significant role in the strategic development of Marsh’s cyber insurance offering.

Warszona started his career in 2007 with Marsh, and was a placement specialist responsible for financial lines in the firm’s Chicago office from 2011 to 2013. He was also a senior underwriter with ACE for two years.

He returns to Marsh from Willis Towers Watson, where he was a divisional director responsible for cyber risk, based in London.

Commenting on the appointments, Paul Denny, UK chief executive officer of the FINPRO practice at Marsh JLT Specialty, said: “Clients require solutions that tap into the latest thinking and resources to mitigate issues such as data security and privacy, while enabling them to take advantage of rapidly-evolving technologies such as blockchain.”

“Adam and Brian are two of the leading experts in the cyber, cryptocurrency and digital asset insurance space. Both will play important roles in supporting clients by delivering the effective and efficient insurance and risk management strategies they require.”

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