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Paid Diverse risk management strategies are key to match Canada’s diverse economy

November 1, 2022 Renato Rodrigues, Country Manager, AXA XL

Having spent the past few months traveling across the country to, at last, meet in person with our team and clients and brokers, I was amazed not just by the beauty of the landscape and the warmth of the people,

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AXA XL hires two energy business underwriters

March 3, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

AXA XL has named Kate Zhou as senior underwriter and Ian Lui as underwriter for its Canada energy business. Both are based in Toronto. Zhou will report to Jennifer Arezes, head of property, construction and energy in Canada, who called

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Global (re)insurer appoints new head of claims for Canada

February 17, 2022 by Jason Contant

Global commercial insurer and reinsurer AXA XL has appointed Sandra Lee as head of claims for Canada. Lee served as leader for the local casualty claims team. She will now have oversight for all claims activity across property and casualty,

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How airlines can be exposed to personal injury lawsuits

January 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Slips and falls are not just an exposure for property managers and landlords. They are also a concern for aviation insurers. “Generally, aviation insurers are exposed to liability claims from passengers both while they are inside the airplane and also

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AXA XL names new chief agent

November 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Glen Hopkinson is now interim country manager in Canada for AXA XL Insurance. Urs Uhlmann had been AXA XL’s Canadian country manager from 2018 until this past October. On his LinkedIn profile, Uhlmann reports he is now “open for exciting

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One solution for non-damage business interruption

February 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

Parametric insurance can help fill a gap in some policies by covering non-damage business interruption, a speaker said Tuesday at AXA XL’s Fast Forward LIVE event in downtown Toronto. Caused by a variety of factors, including severe weather conditions, non-damage

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The two main benefits of parametric insurance

February 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

Speed is one of the main benefits of parametric insurance compared to traditional forms of insurance, with the underwriting process taking just several days to two weeks, speakers from AXA Global Parametrics in France said Tuesday. Parametrics is index-based insurance,