AXA XL snags new terrorism underwriter

AXA XL’s Crisis Management and Specialty Risk business has announced the appointment of Francisco Arias as senior underwriter for war, terrorism and political violence. Arias will be based in Atlanta and will report to Morgan Shrubb, AXA XL head of terrorism in the US.

Arias began his insurance career as a graduate trainee at Aspen Insurance, rotating across departments including energy and construction underwriting, audit, environmental claims and crisis management underwriting.

He also served in London with Terrorism Underwriters at Lloyd’s, and as a terrorism underwriter in the US and Latin America markets. Most recently, he served as a K&R business development and facultative reinsurance broker in Latin America for Marsh.

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“Francisco brings specialized knowledge and excellent underwriting skills,” Shrubb said. “Given the global nature of our clients’ needs, his experience across multiple international markets is a great asset to our growing team.”

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