Financial Strength & Ratings

Exceptional Financial Strength

AXIS Capital underwrites policies that are backed by the financial strength and solid claims-paying ability of the AXIS insurance companies, rated “A+” (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s and “A+” (Superior) XV by A.M. Best.

Financial Strength

Key facts and figures as of December 31, 2017
(figures expressed in billions of U.S. dollars)

Total Capital 1                 $6.7B

Total Assets                      $24.8B

Cash & Investments     $16.1B

1 Total capital represents the sum of total shareholders’ equity attributable to AXIS Capital and senior notes.


The AXIS insurance and reinsurance companies are rated “A+” (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s and “A+” (Superior) XV by A.M. Best for claims-paying ability.

  • AXIS Specialty Limited (including Singapore branch)
  • AXIS Specialty Europe SE* (including London and Australian branches)
  • AXIS Re SE* (including Zurich branch)
  • AXIS Reinsurance Company (including Canadian branch)
  • AXIS Insurance Company
  • AXIS Surplus Insurance Company
  • AXIS Specialty Insurance Company (currently not rated by A.M. Best)

The above ratings are Claims Paying Ability ratings, not investment security ratings, and reflect our ability to pay policyholder claims.

Information on the most current rating is available at or from Standard & Poor’s at (212) 438-2400. Ratings are not a guarantee of an insurer’s financial strength nor a recommendation as to the insurer.

*AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.