Axis Capital's income hit by Tianjin explosion, weather lossesReprints
Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings Ltd.'s net income fell to $248 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared with $279 million reported in the third quarter of 2014, reports The Royal Gazette.
Axis' gross premiums written increased 4% to $937 million. Catastrophe and weather-related pre-tax net losses totaled an estimated $43 million, including $30 million from the Tianjin port explosion. Axis has been affected by volatility in its investment portfolio and "unusually high" offshore energy losses, said Axis chief executive Albert Benchimol.