AXIS Re appoints new Lloyd’s senior underwriter


AXIS Reinsurance has appointed William Bennett as senior underwriter, property reinsurance at Lloyd’s.

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 US regional and mutual property reinsurance business. He will be based in London and will report to Jonathan Gray, head of property reinsurance at Lloyd’s for AXIS Re.

“William is a recognised 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.”

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, he was an assistant underwriter at Mumford Syndicate. He was also a claims broker, placing broker and divisional director for Willis Re from 1990-1999.

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