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AXA saves nearly $200mn on reinsurance costs with 2019 integrated program

22nd February 2019

Global insurer AXA has outlined its restructured, integrated reinsurance program for 2019, the placement of which resulted in a cost saving of almost $200 million, according to AXA Group's Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Alban de Mailly Nesle. The firm announced previously that it expected the placement of its 2019 integrated reinsurance ... Read the full article

Costly natural disasters see AXA XL slump to €233m full year loss

21st February 2019

AXA XL, the newly-formed division of French insurance and investment giant AXA, has seen significant impacts from two major natural catastrophes in the fourth quarter of 2018 result in the posting of a €233 million full year loss. The California wildfires, which consisted mainly of the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern ... Read the full article

AXA targets China’s travel insurance market using WeChat app

6th February 2019

AXA is targeting the lucrative travel insurance market in China with a new offering that is integrated directly into the WeChat mobile app. More than one billion users in China alone use WeChat to access instant messaging and manage e-commerce services, making it the most popular app in the country. AXA plans ... Read the full article

AXA’s Jad Ariss named Secretary General of The Geneva Association

1st February 2019

The Geneva Association, a leading international insurance industry think tank, has appointed Jad Ariss Secretary General, effective 1 March. Ariss joins The Geneva Association after a distinguished and diverse career of which his multiple senior positions at AXA are a centrepiece. Ariss joined AXA in 1995 as Chief Financial Officer of AXA ... Read the full article

AXA Venture Partners raises $150m for early stage insurtech investments

23rd January 2019

AXA Venture Partners (AVP), the venture capital arm of French insurer AXA, has raised $150 million for its second early stage fund, AVP Early Stage II. Similar to AVP’s first early stage fund, which was completed back in 2015 and raised $110 million, AVP Early Stage II will focus on North America, ... Read the full article

Shali Vasudeva to leave Hiscox for AXA UK COO role

22nd January 2019

Shali Vasudeva is set to join AXA UK and Ireland from insurer Hiscox as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position, effective March 1st, 2019. The appointment remains subject to regulatory approval, and will see Vasudeva deliver more robust operational stability across the firm, as well as lead a Transformation ... Read the full article

Allianz, AXA & Swiss Re among brands most praised for climate actions

21st January 2019

Re/insurers Allianz, AXA and Swiss Re are among the top five companies to receive the praise from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 2018 due to their actions on climate change. Data compiled by research consultancy SIGWATCH shows that the trio of re/insurers overtook global brands such as McDonald’s, Aldi and H&M as ... Read the full article

AXA to move int. risk & reinsurance units to Ireland due to Brexit

10th January 2019

AXA is reportedly planning to move its international risk and reinsurance operations from the UK to Ireland in preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) in March 2019, according to Reuters. The publication claimed that a subsidiary in Dublin will handle AXA’s large European risks and reinsurance, while ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway, Chinese insurers climb “World’s Largest” ranking

8th January 2019

The insurance operations of Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and China's largest insurance companies are the biggest climbers in A.M. Best's ranking of the World's Largest Insurers. The ranking of the world's largest insurance companies is available to view here on Reinsurance News, in collaboration with A.M. ... Read the full article

AXA XL division to adopt AXA Group’s climate strategy

29th November 2018

AXA Group has announced that its sustainability and climate strategy will be extended to AXA XL, the division that was established following the acquisition of XL Group. The move will see AXA XL, which focuses on large property and casualty (P&C) Commercial Lines, implement the Group’s Corporate Responsibility policies, including those ... Read the full article

AXA eyes profit boost in wake of $15bn XL acquisition

28th November 2018

With its investor day being held today, French insurance and investment giant AXA has said it expects the group’s profitability to improve over the next two years due to fresh U.S business bought in by its XL arm, and stated that focus would now be on expanding its operations in ... Read the full article

AXA acquires remaining €584m stake in Chinese joint P&C venture

27th November 2018

French insurance and investment giant AXA has purchased the remaining 50% of Chinese property and casualty (P&C) insurer AXA Tianping that it did not previously own in a €584 million transaction. This deal follows yesterday’s announcement that Allianz had received approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission for the ... Read the full article

AXA to sell its operations in Ukraine

24th October 2018

French insurance and investment giant AXA has announced that it is to sell all its insurance operations in Ukraine to Toronto-headquartered holding company Fairfax Financial. The deal will see AXA exit the Ukrainian market. Under the terms of the agreement, Fairfax would acquire 100% of the non-life entity AXA Insurance and the ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints UK CEO for Catlin Underwriting and Insurance

24th September 2018

AXA XL has appointed Paul Greensmith as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its legal entities, Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd and XL Catlin Insurance Company UK Limited. Greensmith will take over from Paul Jardine, who is due to leave XL Catlin later this year. He will be tasked with developing the strategy ... Read the full article

AXA completes acquisition of XL Group

13th September 2018

French insurance and investment giant AXA has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bermudian property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance firm XL Group Ltd. The completion of the transaction follows the fulfilment of all necessary closing conditions, including approval by XL Group shareholders and obtention of all necessary ... Read the full article

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