13 January 2021Life

AXA XL names Musser as marine product leader in US Central zone

AXA XL has appointed Brett Musser as the Central US zonal marine product leader.

Musser is based in Chicago and also serves as marine liabilities product manager, focused on developing tailored insurance solutions for specialised marine businesses.

He has more than 15 years of marine underwriting experience and joins AXA XL from CNA where he was an ocean marine zone product director, having built a national marina and boat dealer programme.

Ann Marie Elder, AXA XL's global chief underwriting officer for marine, stressed the importance of the marine business in the US Central region, which includes Chicago and the Great Lakes.

Musser’s “hull and liabilities experience, and his relationships with independent agents, will be critical as we look to develop and deliver insurance solutions tailored to meet the marine industry's unique and challenging risks," she said.

Stephen Clark, head of hull and liabilities in North America, praised his “solid track record in building profitable books of marine business."

AXA XL's global marine business provides insurance for clients with special coverage needs for their marine exposures, including inland marine, ocean cargo, blue and brown water hull, P&I, and excess and primary marine liabilities. Risks are written on both a primary and an excess of loss basis.