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Financial strength of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited

2021 YE (USD)
$ 6.7B*
Total Capital
$ 27.4B
Total Assets




A.M. Best
*Total capital represents the sum of total shareholders’ equity and debt
Ratings of insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited

Ann Haugh


Ann Haugh is currently the CEO of AXIS Re. Ann began her career in the U.S. market over 28 years ago as a Management Liability Underwriter and has subsequently held numerous senior executive positions spanning underwriting, distribution, operations and strategy at Zurich Insurance, Arch Insurance, Aspen Insurance and Thomas Miller in the US, London and Zurich. Throughout her career Ann has been passionate about developing the next generation of talent by building underwriter training programmes and leading sponsorship and mentoring initiatives. She is equally committed to supporting company and industry D&I initiatives and has recently become an Advisory Board member of Insider Progress. She was a past recipient of the Business Insurance Woman to Watch award and is a member of the APIW (Association of Professional Insurance Women), the ISC (Insurance Supper Club) and the CII.

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Jason Busti

President, North America

Jason Busti joined AXIS Re in August 2019 as President of North America. In his role, Jason is a member of the Reinsurance Leadership team and oversees AXIS Re’s North America treaty reinsurance business, which includes the United States and Canadian Markets. In addition, Jason is responsible for Axis Re’s Global Partners Unit, which focuses on partner relationships and the client franchise.  Prior to joining AXIS Re, Jason spent 22 years at Swiss Re in a variety of roles from underwriting to sales management. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Client Executive, with responsibility for the company’s U.S. Global business.

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Andy Hottinger

President, International

Andy Hottinger is President International at AXIS Re. Based out of the company's Zurich office, Andy joined AXIS in 2008 as an Engineering Underwriter. He has held a number of underwriting managerial roles within AXIS Re, most recently serving as Head of Property EMEA and, prior to that, Head of Engineering and Property Risk. Prior to AXIS, Andy was an Engineering Underwriter at Scor and Converium. He began his career as a mechanical engineer.

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Katie Partington Howarth

Chief Underwriting Officer

Katie joins AXIS Re with 20 years of experience in the (re)insurance industry. Most recently she was Group Head of Ceded Reinsurance at Argo, responsible for strategy and implementation of the company’s treaty reinsurance and retrocessional purchases worldwide. Prior to that, she was Head of Underwriting Risk for Ariel Re, having served in a succession of senior roles at the company since its formation in 2005. Katie joined Ariel Re from Benfield Ltd., where she spent four years as a catastrophe risk analyst and broker. She began her reinsurance career at E.W. Blanch in London.

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Michael Silas

Head of Global Credit Reinsurance

Based in London, Michael Silas is Head of Global Credit Reinsurance at AXIS. Prior to his current role, Michael served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Risk Solutions for AXIS Insurance since 2017. Michael led AXIS' proposition for commercial banks, multilateral agencies and export credit agencies, with a focus on loan non-payment coverage of project finance, aircraft finance and structured credit. Michael joined AXIS in Bermuda as a Vice President and Credit & Political Risk Underwriter in 2007, before taking his role as Senior Vice President in February 2012. Prior to AXIS, Michael spent 13 years at a major insurance broker in New York, Singapore, London and Amsterdam, rising to Senior Vice President specializing in credit and political risk brokering for financial institutions.

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AXIS Re By The Numbers

2021 YE
Earth Location
  • 244countries and territories with exposure
  • 900+client relationships