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AXIS to limit thermal coal, oil sands underwriting & investments

16th October 2019

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced a new policy which addresses the firm's underwriting of, and investments in, thermal coal and oil sands-related business. Amid ongoing global pressure to mitigate the impacts of climate risks and transition to a low-carbon economy, numerous insurers and reinsurers have taken ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital pegs Q3 cat losses at up to $175mn, exceeding forecasts

11th October 2019

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has estimated that it will incur between $150 million and $175 million of catastrophe losses in the third quarter of 2019. The preliminary pre-tax estimates relate to losses stemming from Hurricane Dorian, Japanese typhoons, and other weather related events. Notably, this loss range ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital withdraws support for Australia’s Carmichael mine, sources report

3rd October 2019

Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has dropped its bid to provide coverage for the controversial Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, according to sources at Reuters. The publication said that sources close to the company confirmed that AXIS had withdrawn its quotes for insurance of the mine’s ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital appoints Martin McCarty as Global Treasurer

30th September 2019

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Martin McCarty to the position of Global Treasurer. In this role, McCarty will be responsible for overall capital, foreign currency, cash and liquidity management, as well as coordination with ratings agencies on behalf of AXIS Capital. Additionally, he will be tasked with providing ... Read the full article

Global reinsurance sector needs global corrections, says AXIS Re CEO, Arora

11th September 2019

Overall, current rate increases are not sustainable and the reinsurance market needs to correct itself on a global basis, says Steve Arora, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXIS Re. Speaking with Reinsurance News at the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo, Arora, CEO of the reinsurance arm of ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s Gino Smith joins AXIS Re as Head of Property, EMEA LatAm

14th August 2019

Gino Smith has joined AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda's AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, as Head of Property for EMEA LatAm, effective November 2019. In his new role he will be based in Zurich and will report to President of EMEA LatAm, Andy Hottinger. Smith will take oversight of the reinsurer's ... Read the full article

Price action to persist in an “underwriters’ market,” says AXIS CEO Benchimol

6th August 2019

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, Albert Benchimol, has said that current earnings will be crucial in what is still not a hard market, but an underwriters' market. In light of more pronounced rate increases at the June and July renewals, insurance and reinsurance company ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Jason Busti joins AXIS Re as President of North America

1st August 2019

Bermuda domiciled re/insurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced that Jason Busti has joined its reinsurance arm, AXIS Re as President of North America, based in New York. He joins the firm after 22 years with reinsurance giant Swiss Re, and in his new role, will be a member of the ... Read the full article

AXIS reports reinsurance growth, higher net income in Q2

31st July 2019

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has reported higher net income for the second-quarter of 2019 when compared with the prior year, while its underwriting income fell to $78.7 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 96.1%. Bermudian insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital's combined ratio improved by 3% in Q2 2019 when compared ... Read the full article

AXIS expands capital markets reinsurance support with $39m Alturas Re sidecar issuance

2nd July 2019

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has sponsored a $39 million issuance of notes to its collateralised reinsurance sidecar, Alturas Re Ltd. The latest issuance is the third of this year and takes the total amount of capital backing the sidecar vehicle to $169 million for 2019. As reported by ... Read the full article

Vibe’s Joe Sweeting to lead AXIS Re’s Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance

12th June 2019

The reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, AXIS Re has announced that Joe Sweeting has joined the firm as Head of Lloyd's Casualty Reinsurance. In his new role, Sweeting will take responsibility for managing all aspects of the reinsurer's casualty operation at the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace. ... Read the full article

RenRe’s Isikoff joins AXIS Capital as Chief Information Security Officer

28th May 2019

Kelly Isikoff has joined AXIS Capital Holdings from RenaissanceRe as the firm's new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), reporting to Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), Keith Schlosser. Based in the firm's New York office, Isikoff will take responsibility for the oversight of AXIS Capital's enterprise-wide information security strategies, as well as collaborating with ... Read the full article

AXIS partners with cyber startup accelerator CyLon

14th May 2019

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance firm AXIS Capital Holdings has announced a new partnership with cyber security startup accelerator CyLon. The partnership, which aims to inform and educate cyber security startups on the threats and opportunities unique to the space, will see the two firms work together with startups entering the CyLon ... Read the full article

Chubb’s Tony Jordan joins AXIS Capital as Group Chief Actuary

2nd May 2019

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has appointed global re/insurer Chubb's Tony Jordan as its new Group Chief Actuary, reporting to Peter Vogt, AXIS Capital's Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in the firm's London office, Jordan will be responsible for overseeing AXIS Capital's corporate actuarial function, which includes reserving functions, capital modelling ... Read the full article

AXIS significantly expands in Japan under “quite attractive terms”

29th April 2019

Bermuda domiciled insurer and reinsurer, AXIS Capital significantly increased its exposure in Japan at the April 1st renewals, under "quite attractive terms." Speaking during the re/insurer's first-quarter 2019 earnings call, AXIS Capital President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Benchimol, noted an "attractive Japanese market" at the most recent renewals, with ... Read the full article

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