Tony Jordan Joins AXIS as Group Chief Actuary

The 30-plus year veteran will have oversight of the organization’s corporate actuarial function including reserving functions, capital modeling and investment risk.

(Tony Jordan. Photo courtesy of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited.)

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (Pembroke, Bermuda) has announced the hiring of Tony Jordan as its Group Chief Actuary.  In this role, Jordan will have oversight of the organization’s corporate actuarial function including reserving functions, capital modeling and investment risk, according the announcement. This will include integrating the information, insights and analytics across these functional responsibilities to provide guidance to the company’s business units. AXIS reports that Jordan will also oversee the company’s Group Reserve Committee. He will report to Pete Vogt, Group Chief Financial Officer, and will be based in the company’s London office.

Pete Vogt, Group Chief Financial Officer, AXIS.

Jordan brings more than 30 years of actuarial experience in the (re)insurance industry from his time at Aon, Endurance, ACE and, most recently, Chubb, where he served as Chief Actuary, Europe, Eurasia and Africa.

“Tony brings a proven record of performance and the experience and perspective of having held lead actuarial roles across a number of world-class (re)insurance organizations,” comments Vogt. “With a reputation as a collaborative leader, Tony will partner with our business leaders to introduce best practices, tools and processes that will help us advance our enterprise-wide portfolio optimization efforts and drive profitable growth.”

Jordan spent more than 10 years at Chubb (formerly ACE) as Chief Actuary for Europe, Eurasia and Africa.  Prior to that, he spent five years at Endurance as Chief Actuary and Senior VP, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited. Earlier he spent 10 years at Aon, where he held a number of roles, rising to the position of Practice Leader—Actuarial & Risk Financing, Aon Risk. He began his career as an actuary at National Mutual Life Association (now AXA). Mr. Jordan is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Canterbury.

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