XL looks to Axa and Zurich to broaden middle market appetite


Previously the insurer had concentrated on business with turnovers of over £250m and as part of the new strategy, has made two appointments.

Chris Oatten has been appointed senior property underwriter, Middle Markets and Julie Knight, senior casualty underwriter, Middle Markets.

Since the launch of its UK Middle Market operations in 2008 the unit has opened offices in Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin.

Denis Burniston, chief underwriting officer, UK Middle Markets, said: “I am delighted to

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