NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group's Political Risk and Trade Credit (PRTC) business is growing in New York with the addition of Mena Cammett, who joins as a senior risk analyst and Dane Mahoney who joins as risk analyst. Both are based in New York and report to Rafael Docavo-Malvezzi, PRTC's Global Risk Manager. "Businesses today operate in a global marketplace that has its risks," said Richard Maxwell, XL Group's Global Head of PRTC. "Our success in writing political and trade credit insurance rests on our ability to know and understand them. Mena and Dane bring considerable research and international business experiences, along with analytical and investigative skills that will help us analyze our client's risks in new and emerging markets and support our underwriting units in New York, London and Singapore as we craft the right insurance coverage to help our client's take on new business opportunities." Mena joins XL Group from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in Washington DC, where she was an associate for Anti-Corruption & Corporate Intelligence. Prior to joining PwC, Mena held a number of analyst positions at ERGO Emerging Markets Business Intelligence in New York, Global Trade Matters in Cairo, Egypt and at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington DC. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Business School. Dane joins XL from the Institute of International Finance (IFF) in Washington DC where he held various research positions in its Asia Pacific and Latin America departments. Prior to his tenure at IFF, he was an English teacher in Spain and a freelance sports journalist. Dane is a graduate of University of California San Diego and the London School of Economics where he earned an MSc in International Relations. XL Group's Political Risk and Trade Credit business offers Coverage for traditional political risk perils, among them government payment default, and loss of investments from confiscation, nationalization, divestiture, political violence, export embargo and more while trade credit coverage protects our clients from loss due to payment default by obligors on trade transactions.