• Jared Kotler
  • Head of Credit & Political Risk Insurance
  • The Hartford
  • Mr. Jared Kotler leads the Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) business unit at The Hartford. In this role, he’s responsible for helping The Hartford’s clients mitigate the risks of doing business internationally. Prior to joining The Hartford, he served as the Head of Credit and Political Risk at Validus Specialty where he turned a fledging Credit and Political Risk unit into a regional leader. This included operating a market-leading binding authority in connection with Lloyd’s syndicates, covering political risks for financial institutions, private equity, mining, power, infrastructure, and manufacturing clients.

  • Ben Roberts
  • Manager-Specialty Lines
  • Meridian Finance Group
  • Mr. Ben Roberts is a credit insurance broker for the Meridian Finance Group. Previously, he worked for Meridian’s partner, Texel Finance, in London for 5 years before moving to the United States to establish Meridian’s New York office in 2018. Mr. Roberts is responsible for working with US-based financial institution, trader and corporate clients in coordination with other global offices of Texel and Meridian. Texel and Meridian are leading specialist credit and political risk insurance brokers with offices in London, Singapore, New York and Santa Monica.