AXIS Capital News

AXIS Launches Cyber Center of Excellence to Help Mitigate Cyber Risks

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. has launched the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, which aims to provide commercial insurance products and solutions for mitigating cyber risks. The AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence is intended to address the more than $445 billion …

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 Aligns Lloyd’s Agency Platforms After Its Acquisition of Novae

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it has received authorization from Lloyd’s for AXIS Managing Agency Ltd. to commence the management and oversight of Novae Syndicate 2007 and SPS 6129 after its acquisition of Novae in October 2017. The authorization became …

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 …

More Re/Insurers Issue Their Q3 Natural Catastrophe Loss Estimates

The third quarter natural catastrophe loss estimates continue to rise, as more insurers and reinsurers weigh in with their loss totals from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the Mexico earthquakes. The latest companies to provide estimates include: AXIS Capital …

AXIS Capital to Complete Acquisition of Novae Group in October

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. said it will complete its acquisition of London-based Novae Group plc in two phases, beginning with the acquisition of Novae shares, which is expected on Oct. 2, 2017. This will be followed by management control and …

AXIS Capital’s $611.5M Acquisition of Novae Approved in Shareholder Vote

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that shareholders of Novae Group have approved the company’s acquisition by AXIS. Approximately 99.97 percent of shareholder votes were cast in favor of the deal. AXIS announced last week it had substantially sweetened its offer …

Novae Group Appoints Beazley’s Cragg as Chief Operating Officer

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced the appointment of Adam Cragg as group chief operating officer. He reports to Matthew Fosh, chief executive officer of Novae. Cragg brings 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to …

AXIS Capital to Launch Lloyd’s Managing Agency

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it will launch a Lloyd’s managing agent after receiving authorization from Lloyd’s, the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Effective Aug. 4, AXIS Managing Agency will assume management of …

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 …