AXIS Appoints Edmond Wu as Head of Distribution – Specialty Markets, North America

Company Release - 9/12/2023 10:15 AM ET

PEMBROKE, Bermuda September 12, 2023 – AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital” or “AXIS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AXS) today announced that Edmond Wu has joined the Company as Head of Distribution – Specialty Markets, North America. In this newly created role, Mr. Wu’s focus will be supporting and growing our existing U.S., Canada, and Bermuda strategic partnerships. Based in New York, he reports to Ed Ashby, Global Head of Distribution.

“As we pursue our ambition at AXIS of achieving specialty leadership, a top priority is to even further deepen and grow our retail broker relationships in the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda markets,” commented Mr. Ashby. “Ed, a seasoned distribution leader with a proven track record, will play a critical role in advancing this strategic imperative and he is charged with leading and building a team that will operate out of North America.”

Mr. Wu brings extensive specialist knowledge and experience that includes executive positions with both brokers and carriers. Most recently, he was Head of Global Specialty Sales and Distribution at The Hartford. Previously, he held senior distribution roles at Navigators and Zurich, served as East Coast Finpro Placement Leader at Marsh, and held underwriting roles with AIG and Aetna.

About AXIS Capital 

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global specialty underwriter and provider of insurance and reinsurance solutions. The Company has shareholders' equity of $5.0 billion at June 30, 2023, and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore and Canada. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a financial strength rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A" ("Excellent") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at 

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