AXIS Reinsurance, the reinsurance focused unit of Bermuda-headquartered global re/insurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has hired William Bennett from MS Amlin to become its Senior Underwriter for Property Reinsurance business at Lloyd’s.
Bennett will join AXIS Re in March 2019 and be based in London, reporting to Jonathan Gray, Head of Property Reinsurance at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re.
He will take on responsibility for underwriting all Property Reinsurance business at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re, in particular focusing on U.S. regional and mutual Property Reinsurance business.
“William is a recognized leader in the Property Reinsurance market at Lloyd’s, and has a strong reputation among key brokers in that market,” explained Rob Smart, Interim President of Global Markets at AXIS Re. “He is an important addition to our team and will help us further enhance our client engagement model as we seek to achieve a leadership position in the Property Reinsurance market at Lloyd’s.”
Bennett was previously a Lead Underwriter at MS Amlin, responsible for underwriting operations within the firm’s North American Property Reinsurance team. At MS Amlin he also led strategy and planning for its small and medium mutual insurance book.
Prior to joining MS Amlin in 2001, Bennett was an Assistant Underwriter at Mumford Syndicate at Lloyd’s, before which he worked as a claims broker, placing broker and Divisional Director for Willis Re from 1990-1999.