Canadian Underwriter


April 5, 2019   by Axis Insurance

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TORONTO, ON, APRIL 5, 2019 /insPRESS/ – AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS), announced today the appointment of Margaret Mede as head of Canada claims, effective immediately. Ms. Mede will be based in Toronto.

In her role Ms. Mede will lead a team that handles D&O, E&O, employment, media, cyber, fidelity, and general liability claims brought against Canadian-based insureds. Ms. Mede joins AXIS from Temple Insurance Company, where she worked for two years as claims counsel, handling high-severity liability claims, providing claims oversight for several MGA programs, and collaborating with underwriters on product development.

Prior to this, Ms. Mede was specialty claims examiner at Chubb, where she also worked with the Office of the General Counsel to provide coverage advice and other in-house legal support to business units. Ms. Mede holds a law degree from McGill and a Master’s degree in International Business Law from University College London, has been called to the bar in Quebec and Ontario, and is a licensed commercial lines claim adjuster in Quebec.

Brad Randell, AXIS’ Head of Canada Insurance, said: “We are committed to providing the very best claims service to all our clients and our team is well-respected across a broad range of classes. Margaret brings extensive experience handling high-complexity liability claims and is a valuable addition to our claims team.”

About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders’ equity at December 31, 2018, of $5 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

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