AXA News

UK Self-Driving Startup Oxbotica Appoints Former Uber Executive to Board

Oxbotica, a U.K. startup whose self-driving vehicle software will help guide the European Space Agency’s Mars rover, has appointed former Uber executive Fraser Robinson to its board. Robinson served as the ride-hailing company’s head of business for Europe, the Middle …

AXA Becomes Global Insurance Partner of UK’s Liverpool Football Club

AXA becomes the “official global insurance partner” for Liverpool Football Club, which is part of the English Premier League. In addition to providing excellent global brand visibility and raising AXA’s profile among sports fans around the world, the multi-year partnership …

AXA’s Duverne Named Chairman of Insurance Development Forum, Replacing Catlin

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin, effective Sept. 11, 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership, led by a senior insurance industry executive and supported by …

AXA to Complete Acquisition of XL Group Sept. 12

Axa announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group Ltd. previously announced on March 5, 2018. The Paris-based global insurer said it expects to close on the acquisition of XL …

Amazon Weighs Formation of UK Insurance Comparison Website: Reuters

Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region’s …

AXA Gives Under-Fire CEO Buberl a Needed Boost on Strong H1 Profits

AXA SA gave under-fire Chief Executive Officer Thomas Buberl a needed boost with first-half earnings that beat estimates and growth in new business. AXA, posting its first results since a disappointing partial spinoff of the French insurer’s U.S. unit, reported …

U.S. Sanctions Likely to Ban Use of Lloyd’s IT Platform for Processing Iran Insurance

New U.S. sanctions are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd’s of London IT platform for any Iran insurance, adding to difficulties for European insurers providing cover for the country. European insurers, reinsurers, brokers and shipping firms have been …

AXA, XL Choose Name for Combined P/C, Specialty Operations: ‘AXA XL’

Following the completion of the acquisition of XL Group by AXA SA – expected in the second half of 2018 – the two insurers have chosen the name of the division that will be dedicated to large property/casualty commercial lines …

Europe’s Banks Move to Greener Finance in Response to Climate Change Risks

Some of Europe’s largest banks are unveiling plans to lend and manage money in greener ways as pressure mounts to account for risks associated with climate change. “It is coming, it’s a trend that’s started,” said Louis Douady, head of …

Swiss Re No Longer Offers Re/Insurance to Firms with More Than 30% Coal Exposure

Swiss Re announced it no longer is providing re/insurance to businesses with more than 30 percent exposure to thermal coal across all lines of business. The thermal coal policy applies to both existing and new thermal coal mines and power …