PEMBROKE, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AXS), today announced that it has launched AXIS Wholesale, a new division dedicated exclusively to serving the wholesale market. The division is led by Carlton Maner who has been appointed CEO, AXIS Wholesale, reporting directly to AXIS Specialty Insurance and Reinsurance CEO Vincent Tizzio. This appointment expands the previous duties of Mr. Maner as Executive Director, US Department.

“AXIS has worked in the wholesale space since our inception, and with the launch of AXIS Wholesale we are building on what we do best,” said Mr. Manners. “Through the new General division, we are introducing dedicated teams and resources focused specifically on the general channel. This speaks to our desire to grow profitably with our customers as we introduce new products and services designed specifically to meet their needs.

“The creation of our dedicated General division aligns directly with the company-wide focus on continuing our existing leadership position in the specialty,” said Mr. Tizzio. “It demonstrates our deep commitment to the omnichannel and our focus on providing excellent service to our customers while enabling them to access the full power and breadth of our global platform.”

AXIS Total will include a mix of AXIS teams and employees with additional staff dedicated to the Total division and future products to be launched in the coming months. The General Division will include the existing business units: E&S Property; Primary Injuries & Overwhelming Injuries; Software; Architectural and Landscape Professionals; Business Management Solutions produced by a general agency (CMS); and Financial Institutions produced by the general agency (FI).

In addition, the following AXIS executives have been appointed to new roles: Doug Wordekemper, as AXIS’ Head of Finance, reporting to Mr. Manners; Nathan Fisk, as the CMS Division Leader of AXIS Jumla, giving information to Mr. Wordekemper; and Christina Geller, as Division Leader of AXIS Wholesale FI, also reporting to Mr. Wordekemper.

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AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and contract reinsurance with shareholders’ equity of $4.7 billion as of June 30, 2022, with locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore and Canada . Its operating subsidiaries are rated “A+” (“Strong”) by Standard & Poor’s and “A” (“Excellent”) by AM Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at

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