PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AXIS Reinsurance, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE: AXS), today announced that it has appointed William Bennett as Senior Underwriter, Property Reinsurance at Lloyd’s. Mr. Bennett will join AXIS Re in March 2019 and will be responsible for underwriting all Property Reinsurance lines at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re, with a particular focus on U.S. regional and mutual Property Reinsurance business.
“William is a recognized leader in the Property Reinsurance market at Lloyd’s, and has a strong reputation among key brokers in that market,” said Rob Smart, Interim President of Global Markets at AXIS Re. “He is an important addition to our team and will help us further enhance our client engagement model as we seek to achieve a leadership position in the Property Reinsurance market at Lloyd’s.”
Mr. Bennett joins AXIS Re from MS Amlin, where he was a Lead Underwriter responsible for operations within the firm’s North American Property Reinsurance team, as well as leading strategy and planning for its small and medium mutual insurance book. Before joining MS Amlin in 2001, Mr. Bennett was an Assistant Underwriter at Mumford Syndicate. He was also a claims broker, placing broker and Divisional Director for Willis Re from 1990-1999.
Mr. Bennett will be based in London and will report to Jonathan Gray, Head of Property Reinsurance at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re.
About AXIS Capital
AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders’ equity at June 30, 2018, of $5.3 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at www.axiscapital.com.
About AXIS Re
AXIS Re – the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE: AXS) – provides reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis, comprising catastrophe, property, professional lines, credit and surety, motor, general liability, engineering, marine, workers’ compensation, agriculture, and accident and health, as well as other highly specialized risk-transfer solutions. For more information about AXIS Re, please visit www.axiscapital.com/reinsurance.