Axis Re introduces new head of Lloyd’s casualty reinsurance

insurancebusinessmag | June 13, 2019

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of Joe Sweating as head of Lloyd’s casualty reinsurance. In his new role, Sweating will manage all aspects of AXIS Res casualty business at Lloyds, including portfolio strategy, new and renewal production activity and distribution from reinsurance intermediaries.

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Wildfire risk is complicated – and not just in terms of predicting, preparing for, and mitigating damage. Wildfires play a complex role in overall climate risk that insurers need to understand and to develop new strategies to address as the impacts of climate change continue to evolve.

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Relm Insurance Announces Strategic Partnership With CyberCube

Relm Insurance and CyberCube | November 22, 2022

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Inszone Insurance Services Acquires Austin Insurance

Inszone | January 30, 2023

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