AXA XL Adds 2 Senior Underwriters to Excess and Surplus Team

December 09, 2021 |

AXA XL has added additional excess and surplus (E&S) underwriting expertise with the additions of Matthew Moses as senior underwriter in New York and Joshua Steele as senior underwriter in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With more than 10 years of underwriting experience, Mr. Moses joins AXA XL from CapSpecialty, where he focused his underwriting activities on addressing the E&S casualty needs of the construction industry. Prior to CapSpecialty, he was at Admiral Insurance group, working in the Midwest. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

Mr. Steele joins AXA XL's E&S team from AmTrust. In this newly created role based in AXA XL's West Zone, Mr. Steele will address the needs of wholesale brokers and clients throughout the Southwest. During his 10-plus-year career in the insurance industry, he has held underwriting positions with Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, and Travelers. He is a graduate of Georgia State University.

"Given the current hard market conditions in admitted markets and the challenges brought on by pandemic, more severe cat events, nuclear verdicts, and overall economic strains, the E&S market continues to thrive," Ankur Chokshi, AXA XL's head of E&S primary casualty, said in a statement. "We've seen a substantial uptick in submissions and plenty of opportunities to grow. That's why we're excited to welcome seasoned underwriters like Matt and Joshua who bring more than 2 decades of underwriting experience to our team and are ready to hit the ground running to help us address our clients' most challenging primary casualty risks."

December 09, 2021