AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has appointed Robert Quane to the newly created role of Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Optimization. In his new role, Quane will be responsible for leading the company’s Group Underwriting function, while at the same time working in partnership with AXIS’ business segments.
Quane joins the firm from AIG, where he spent 22 years, and was most recently Head of Global Commercial Property, having previously served as Head of Global Group Personal Insurance, and Chief Operating Officer for International Personal Lines. Quane began his career in the industry with Allstate Insurance.
He will report to Eric Gesick, Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) at AXIS, who said: “Bob is a proven global insurance leader with extensive underwriting experience spanning a range of business lines across multiple international markets. Working alongside the leadership in our business segments, Bob’s experience and expertise will be key to helping us shape and implement a more rigorous and disciplined approach to underwriting and underwriting risk management.”
As part of his new role, Quane will establish and maintain the firm’s group-wide underwriting framework, guidelines and policies, as well as having oversight of its portfolio optimisation process.
Based in the firm’s New York office, he will also manage AXIS’ group-wide exposure-management and underwriting risk frameworks and chair its peril/product boards.