Albert Benchimol News

Lloyd’s Creates Single Body for Governance to Improve Speed, Efficiency of Decisions

Lloyd’s announced it has merged the Council of Lloyd’s with the Franchise Board, creating one body to govern the marketplace. The decision to merge the two entities was first announced in November 2019. ‘The combination of board and council will …

AXIS Capital Estimates $235 Million of Coronavirus-Related Claims During First Quarter

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced an estimated net claims provision of $300 million, pre-tax, for the first quarter related to catastrophe and other weather-related events. This amount includes estimated pre-tax claims of $235 million for the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s …

AXIS Launches AXIS Digital Ventures to Accelerate Innovation via Insurtech Partners

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced the launch of AXIS Digital Ventures, a new unit that will lead enterprise-wide efforts to partner with insurtech companies that focus on high value re/insurance applications, new product opportunities and new distribution and re/insurance business …

AXIS’ A.M. Best Ratings Revised to Negative; Insurance Arm Blamed

AXIS Capital Holdings’ money-losing insurance segment has drawn the attention of A.M. Best, which revised its outlooks for the Bermuda-based carrier to negative from stable, based largely on its performance. “The revised outlooks are based on unfavorable trends in the …

AXIS Capital Restructures to Focus More on Tech & Innovation

AXIS Capital Holdings is reorganizing its operations in a bid to focus more on technology and innovation, with an eye on long-term profitable growth. Executives hope to put the new changes in place during the 2018 second quarter. The Bermuda-based …

AXIS Names Swiss Re’s Arora as Reinsurance CEO

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Steve Arora has been named chief executive officer of AXIS Re. Arora joins the company from Swiss Re where he spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions, most recently as head of …

AXIS Capital Completes Purchase of Novae; Executive Team Announced

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. it has finalized its acquisition of Novae Group plc, which creates a $2 billion insurer in London and a top ten re/insurer at Lloyd’s, with 2016 global gross written premiums of $6 billion. The $611.5 million …

AXIS Capital to Acquire Lloyd’s Specialty Re/Insurer Novae for $604 Million

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it is acquiring Novae Group plc, a specialty re/insurer that operates through Lloyd’s of London. “The US$604 million transaction adds scale and breadth to the international specialty insurance business of AXIS, creating a $2 billion …

AXIS Capital CFO Henry to Retire; Vogt Named as Successor

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Chief Financial Officer Joseph Henry will retire at the end of 2017 after five years as CFO at AXIS, said the company in a statement. The current AXIS Insurance Chief Operating Officer Peter Vogt …

Axis CEO Says Acquisition Still in Play Despite Striking Out on PartnerRe

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd., the reinsurer seeking to grow its business after losing a bidding war for PartnerRe, is looking for more partnerships and may try another comparable takeover, its chief executive officer said. “PartnerRe was an example of a …