17 December 2020Life

AXIS builds up its US E&S property team with four hires

AXIS Insurance has hired four senior underwriters within its US excess and surplus property team.

Carey Prewitt, Quinn McAleenan and Bryan Paterson have joined AXIS as vice presidents, and Naomi Wiggins has joined as assistant vice president. All four have responsibilities to broaden relationships with distribution partners, expanding general new business opportunities and execution of underwriting strategy.

Prewitt has 15 years of insurance experience and joins from Liberty International Underwriters, where he was a vice president for E&S property. He has also held underwriting positions at Ironshore Insurance and AIG.

McAleenan joins from Ironshore Insurance where he was an E&S property underwriter for more than 12 years, working with wholesale brokers. He was also a senior risk analyst at McCarthy Building Companies.

Paterson was previously an account executive officer within the large property unit at Travelers Insurance. He has 16 years of underwriting experience and has also worked for Liberty Mutual and Hartford Steam Boiler, a Munich Re company.

Wiggins was most recently a senior underwriter at Orchid Underwriters, responsible for writing E&S property business. She has more than 20 years of underwriting experience, having previously underwritten E&S property risks at Everest Insurance, CNA and Crum & Forster.

Michael Carr, head of E&S property for AXIS Insurance, said: “Our opportunity is to engage brokers and clients as they navigate the E&S marketplace. We are problem solvers, providing options, alternatives and results.”