AXIS Capital News

AXIS Capital Decides to Stop Insuring Arctic Oil and Gas Projects

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. said it won’t insure oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first North American underwriter to make the commitment after pressure from native Alaskans and environmentalists. The move follows similar pledges …

AXIS Capital Estimates Q3 Pre-Tax Catastrophe Losses of $225M-$255M

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax net loss estimate in the range of $225 million to $255 million ($190 million to $220 million, after-tax) for third quarter catastrophes and other events. This net loss estimate relates to Hurricanes …

New Ventures Seize Opportunities as Insurers Cope with Coronavirus Losses

Commercial insurers are facing hefty claims from the coronavirus crisis but are also seeing a steep rise in premiums – tempting companies and industry veterans to raise capital, launch new businesses or expand into new lines. New insurance ventures sprang …

AXIS Capital Chairman Butt Inducted into Insurance Hall of Fame

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that the International Insurance Society (IIS) has inducted Michael Butt, chairman of AXIS Capital, into the Insurance Hall of Fame and named Butt the 2019 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate. Butt will be honored at …

AXIS Names Ventresca to New Position of Chief Strategy Officer

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Linda Ventresca has been appointed to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Reporting directly to president and CEO Albert Benchimol, Ventresca will be responsible for guiding the development of the company’s strategic …

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 …