CFC expands IP team with new appointment

Intellectual Property15 Oct 2014: Specialist lines underwriting agency CFC, has today announced the appointment of Matthew Muggeridge as an underwriter on their intellectual property team.

Matthew joins CFC from Liberty Special Markets where he held the position of Underwriting Assistant within its strategic assets department. He has experience in devising innovative insurance products for emerging risks, with a strong focus on US-domiciled intellectual property and cyber underwriting.

In his new role, Matthew will work alongside Erik Alsegard, Intellectual Property Practice Leader, and the CFC IP team to drive forward the development and growth of CFC’s recently launched IP product.

Speaking about Matthews’s appointment, Alsegard said: “All business sectors now face increased competition where intellectual property is seen as a key competitive advantage, and this means that the associated risks are increasing. Our IP product is tackling these issues head on and has made a big impact in the market, but we are driven to achieve more. Matt’s knowledge of the IP needs of businesses around the globe, US IP law and insight into emerging IP risks will be invaluable in helping us achieve our ambitions. He is a great fit for our team, all of whom are selected based on their ability to innovate and deliver fresh ideas to specialist insurance markets.”

Matthew commented: “CFC offers me a new and exciting challenge. I look forward to building on the experience I have already gained at Liberty, and to working alongside Erik and the rest of the CFC team. CFC’s IP product is an example of true innovation in a highly complex and competitive market and I could not be more thrilled to be part of it.”