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AXIS Capital Holdings

AXIS Insurance & Simply Business target home-based U.S. businesses

3rd September 2020

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings, has selected digital insurance agency, Simply Business, Inc., as the first distributer to work on a new insurance solution for entrepreneurs. The new product, AXIS Home Based Business insurance, is for U.S. small business owners who operate from their homes, and ... Read the full article

AXIS Re hires underwriters from Hiscox & Guy Carpenter in Bermuda

17th August 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance underwriting arm of the global AXIS Capital Holdings re/insurance group, has added two new hires in Bermuda, coming from Hiscox and Guy Carpenter. AXIS Re has announced today the hires of two underwriters in Sue Ringold and Bill Orendorf. Effective immediately, Ringold joins AXIS Re as a Senior ... Read the full article

Favourable market conditions to sustain well into 2021: Benchimol, AXIS

10th August 2020

Albert Benchimol, CEO of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, believes that favourable market conditions will continue with the benefits of further rate hardening. The Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer recently revealed its financial results for the second quarter of 2020, which saw the current market being favourable, despite the drop in its ... Read the full article

AXIS posts $54mn fall in Q2 income, COVID-19 claims provision unchanged

29th July 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital has posted a second quarter net income of $112 million, down from $166 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $72 million, down significantly from $137 million in the prior year quarter. The company has also confirmed there is no change ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance adds Anna Woolley as Senior Underwriter

2nd July 2020

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has added Anna Woolley as a Senior Underwriter to its International Construction team. Effective immediately, Woolley will focus on writing new business and portfolio management on Erection All Risk (EAR), including industrial construction and petrochemical buildings. She is based in London and ... Read the full article

Eric Seyfried joins AXIS Insurance as Head of US Cyber Open Market

15th June 2020

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance arm of Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Eric Seyfried as Head of Cyber U.S. Open Market, effective immediately. In his new role, Seyfried will be tasked with assisting in the design and implementation of the U.S. strategy and direction for the ... Read the full article

AXIS Re appoints Bobby Kwan as Senior Underwriter for Property

5th June 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has named Bobby Kwan as Senior Underwriter for Property Lines, effective August 17th, 2020. In his new role, Kwan will work alongside the Asia Pacific Property Team to manage the reinsurer's Property book of business across the region. He will ... Read the full article

W. Marston Becker joins AXIS Board of Directors

3rd June 2020

Bermuda based reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the addition of W. Marston Becker to its Board of Directors. Becker, who will serve as a member of the Executive, Finance and Risk Committees, boasts a 35-year career in the re/insurance industry, with numerous senior leadership roles at brokers across Bermuda, the ... Read the full article

S&P turns negative on AXIS after Q1 loss

12th May 2020

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook from stable to negative for AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. and its core operating subsidiaries following the company’s underperformance in the first quarter of 2020. AXIS reported a net loss of $185 million and a combined ratio of 119.8% in Q1 2020, as pre-tax ... Read the full article

Rating agencies downgrade AXIS, company responds

6th May 2020

Global financial services ratings agencies have taken actions against AXIS Capital and its subsidiaries, citing the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a deteriorating operating performance. Specifically, Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook for AXIS from stable to negative, citing the economic impact of the pandemic. At the same time, ... Read the full article

COVID-19 impacts push AXIS Capital to first-quarter net loss

5th May 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has reported a net loss of $185 million and a combined ratio of 119.8% in Q1 2020, as pre-tax catastrophe and weather-related losses reached $300 million, the majority of which are related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The re/insurer's $185 million Q1 net loss ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital reports $235mn of COVID-19 losses in Q1

27th April 2020

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has estimated that its Q1 results will include $235 million of claims related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In total, AXIS Capital announced a net claims provision of $300 million, pre-tax, with weather related events making up the other $65 million. The company said its claims provision for ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance adds Head of Strategy and Innovation role for Cyber & Tech

24th April 2020

AXIS Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has hired former Lockton Senior Vice President (SVP), Max Perkins, as Head of Strategy and Innovation for the firm's Global Cyber and Technology unit, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Perkins will be based in the U.S. and reports to ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital appoints McCormick CEO of Irish reinsurance legal entity

17th April 2020

Bermudian re/insurer AXIS Capital has appointed Mark McCormick as Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Re SE (ARe). ARe is AXIS Capital’s reinsurance legal entity domiciled in Ireland and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, with a Zurich branch. McCormick will be responsible for ARe and the legal entity aspects of its ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance hires Daniel Stevens as Risk Engineer, Renewable Energy

16th April 2020

AXIS Insurance, the insurance arm of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the hiring of Daniel Stevens to the newly created role of Risk Engineer within its Renewable Energy team. In his new role, Stevens will work closely with the firm's Renewable Energy underwriters and also external parties involved in ... Read the full article