AXIS Insurance Relocates Parker and Jelf and Adds Dai to Capital Risk Solutions Team

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital, made three appointments within its capital risk solutions (CRS) team. The moves will help enhance the unit’s London focus while, separately, continuing to invest in its presence in the Asia Pacific region.

Jim Parker and Richard Jelf, both senior underwriters, relocated to London from Bermuda and Singapore, respectively. They will focus on growing the project finance and aircraft finance portfolio as well as strengthening existing relationships and driving business growth. In addition, Shuohan Dai joined AXIS Insurance as senior underwriter in Singapore and will work with existing teams to oversee CRS’ underwriting activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Jim and Richard’s extensive knowledge of credit risk insurance along with their ability to cultivate strong broker relationships will enable us to accelerate the expansion of our credit risk insurance business in London while continuing to deliver exceptional service to our clients,” Michael Silas, head of capital risk solutions at AXIS Insurance, said. “Their relocation to London better aligns our underwriting presence with growing requests for project finance loan protection. This is a critical part of our underwriting expertise and a demonstration of our continued commitment to supporting the energy transition to renewable energy sources, which is the principal component of our project finance portfolio.

“I am delighted to welcome Shuohan to the team. Her extensive experience in Asia Pacific credit risk underwriting and European banking, as well as her excellent reputation in the region, make her a valuable addition to the global CRS underwriting team.”

Parker relocated to the AXIS London office after spending 12 years in Bermuda, and Jelf moved to London after four years in Singapore with AXIS. They will report to Mark Harwood, lead underwriter for the CRS team based in London.

Dai was previously senior commercial underwriter at Euler Hermes. Prior to that, she spent four years at Société Générale as a market risk and trading valuation analyst. Dai will report to Silas.

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