AXIS Capital Holdings News

AXIS Gets AM Best Ratings Downgrade on ‘Deterioration’ of Operating Performance

AM Best has downgraded the credit ratings of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings and its subsidiaries. The re/insurer has had its Financial Strength Rating downgraded to A (Excellent) from A+ (Superior) and its Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings have been downgraded to …

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 Chairman, Co-Founder Butt to Retire; Smith Named Chairman-Elect

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Michael Butt, chairman of the board of directors, will retire from the company, effective Sept. 16, 2020. A co-founder of AXIS and member of the Insurance Hall of Fame, Butt is a recognized industry …

AXIS Capital’s Losses from Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis Estimated at $90M-$110M

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax loss estimate for Japanese Typhoon Hagibis in the range of $90 million to $110 million, net of estimated recoveries from reinsurance and retrocessional covers, and including the impact of estimated reinstatement premiums. …

AXIS Capital Sets Clean Energy Policy Designed to Reduce Climate Risks

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. won’t insure, invest in or provide insurance or reinsurance for new coal plants or oil pipelines as part of an initiative designed to reduce climate risks and support the switch to renewable energy. The new policy …

AXIS Capital Estimates Q3 Catastrophe Losses of Up to $175 Million

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax loss estimate for Hurricane Dorian, Japanese typhoons and other weather-related events in the range of $150 million to $175 million, net of estimated recoveries from reinsurance and retrocessional covers, and including the …

AXIS Re Hires Hands from CNA Hardy as Head of Australia

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced the expansion of AXIS Re Strategic Partners with the hiring of Robert Hands as a strategic account executive and head of Australia. In this role, Hands will be …

AXIS Re Names Sweeting from Vibe Syndicate as Head of Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the hiring of Joe Sweeting as head of Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance. In this role, Sweeting will be responsible for managing all aspects of AXIS Re’s casualty business at …

AXIS Capital Estimates 4Q Losses from Hurricane Michael

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax loss estimate for Hurricane Michael in the range of $100 million to $120 million, which will affect its fourth quarter financial results. The loss estimate figure is net of estimated recoveries from …

AXIS Re Taps Thomas Miller’s Haugh as President, Global Mkts; Smart to Head Specialty Re

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the appointment of Ann Haugh as president of its Global Markets division. In this role, Haugh will oversee AXIS Re Strategic Partners, global Specialty Re and AXIS Re’s …