Reinsurance News


AXA and Capco partner on climate-related risk management and reporting solution

9th June 2023

AXA Hong Kong and Macau, part of global insurance group AXA, has entered into a strategic partnership with technology and management consultancy firm, Capco, to enhance data-driven climate risk assessment and reporting. The new collaboration brings together AXA's proprietary climate risk models with Capco's climate consulting expertise for risk assessment, in ... Read the full article

Europ Assistance expands in Asia-Pacific with AXA Partners acquisition

8th June 2023

Europ Assistance has acquired several of AXA Partners’ assistance businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, a move that supports the company’s strategic expansion. The acquisitions cover a number of assistance subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. This includes AAN and AAI Hub in Malaysia, AXA Assistance Japan, IPA Thailand, IPA ... Read the full article

AXA announces shifts in its Management Committee for 2024

7th June 2023

French insurer AXA Group has announced evolutions within its Management Committee for the launch of its next strategic plan, which will be presented during the first quarter of 2024. This comes with an overhaul of the Management Committee with new appointments that have taken place. The committee will be reporting ... Read the full article

AXA XL Re names Renaud Guidée as CEO

6th June 2023

Renaud Guidée, currently Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of AXA Group, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXA XL Reinsurance, succeeding Nancy Bewlay. Guidée took over as AXA Group's CRO in 2019, having previously served as a Managing Director with Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Effective September 1st, ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s becomes the 10th major player to mark its exit from NZIA

30th May 2023

Lloyd's announced its resignation as a member organisation from the Net Zero Insurance Alliance with immediate effect on Friday. This makes it the tenth major insurance and reinsurance player to offer its resignation since last week. Lloyd’s, the insurance and reinsurance market in London, mentioned in a statement that it will ... Read the full article

QBE and Sompo the latest re/insurers to quit NZIA

26th May 2023

QBE and Sompo Holidngs have both announced their resignations as a member organisation from the Net Zero Insurance Alliance. This news takes the total now exited from the NZIA to nine major insurance and reinsurance players. The QBE and Sompo Holdings exits come right after two other big firms, namely AXA ... Read the full article

AXA and Allianz have announced their exit from the NZIA

26th May 2023

Two more big firms namely AXA and Allianz have announced their exit from the NZIA. This news comes in post comments made by John Neal the Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London to Reuters urging the global climate alliance for insurers to make its membership rules less prescriptive or risk ... Read the full article

AXA reports gross premiums written of €31.8 billion in Q1 2023

15th May 2023

Global re/insurer AXA has released its financial report for Q1 2023, with the company’s gross written premiums and other revenues increasing by 1% to €31.8 billion. Alban de Mailly Nesle, the Chief Financial Officer of AXA, said, “AXA performed well in the first quarter of 2023. We delivered robust growth in ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Dan Bendavid as Global Lead of Innovation

9th May 2023

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has appointed Dan Bendavid as the Global Lead – Innovation within its Operations & Technology team. In this role, Bendavid will drive AXA XL's innovation strategy and oversee a global team of experts tasked with implementing focused initiatives in ... Read the full article

Allianz, Axa and Zurich ‘successfully managed’ inflation, interest rate risk: Fitch

13th April 2023

Fitch Ratings said the three main European insurance groups – Allianz, AXA and Zurich - "successfully managed" the effects of the macroeconomic environment like high inflation and interest rates. "Allianz, AXA and Zurich successfully managed 2022’s macroeconomic challenges thanks to their very strong company profiles, rigorous risk management and sophisticated asset- ... Read the full article

AXA Climate launches new functionality on its Altitude platform

12th April 2023

AXA Climate, an entity of the AXA group dedicated to climate and environmental adaptation, has launched a new functionality on its Altitude platform, aimed at providing private equity investors with a comprehensive assessment of climate, carbon and nature related risks. The Altitude platform allows asset management companies to gain a clear ... Read the full article

AXA XL hires Lait as Senior Underwriter, Marine Liability & Ports, UK & Lloyd’s

6th April 2023

AXA XL has announced that it has appointed Adam Lait as Senior Underwriter, Marine Liability & Ports, UK & Lloyd’s. Lait’s appointment is effective immediately. In the role he will hold responsibility for developing and managing underwriting strategies for renewing and new business within AXA XL’s Marine Liability & Ports book business ... Read the full article

AXA exposure to SVB banking crisis seen as minimal: Berenberg

16th March 2023

Berenberg has reported that AXA should face relatively low exposure to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the shockwaves this crisis has sent through the banking sector. Analysts note that AXA has €66 million invested in senior bonds of Silicon Valley Bank and €300m in US regional banks, and ... Read the full article

AXA XL partners with contract intelligence platform Document Crunch

7th March 2023

AXA XL has partnered with Document Crunch to offer a Contract Review Benchmarking service for construction insurance clients in North America. According to AXA XL, this new service uses industry data on key contract terms to provide its construction insurance clients with best practices and benchmarking comparisons, supporting their risk management ... Read the full article

AXA’s reinsurance retentions rise as property quota shares grow at renewals

24th February 2023

French insurer AXA has reported a number of changes to its natural catastrophe reinsurance programme for 2023 when compared with last year, including higher retentions and a new quota share arrangement for the London Market as AXA XL Re targets further reductions in the catastrophe space. After lowering the retention in ... Read the full article