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Switzerland Reinsurance


Under the brand name AXA XL, a division of the AXA Group, XL Re Europe SE is a multi-line reinsurer that writes Property and Casualty lines of business for clients based in Continental Europe, as well as Credit and Surety on a global basis. We count with more than 600 Reinsurance experts worldwide, empowered and committed to serving our clients and brokers. AXA XL Re is an among the world’s leading reinsurers. An innovative reinsurer, it blends underwriting discipline, analytic excellence and a singular client focus to create strong partnerships with its clients and brokers.

Our broad trade credit, surety bond and political risk reinsurance know-how complements AXA XL’s global trade expertise, forming the cornerstone of our endeavors to be a partner of choice to primary underwriters in these markets. In addition to being a member of ICISA, XL Re Europe SE is also affiliated with the following industry associations: Panamerican Surety Association PASA, Forum Cauzioni e Credito, and the Surety and Fidelity Association of America SFAA.

Highlights of our undertakings in Credit, Surety and Political Risk

Our Trade Credit, Surety Bond and Political Risk reinsurance book includes more than 150 clients domiciled in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, the US and Canada with over 400 treaty programs. We manage this book of business in a centralized manner out of our location in Zurich, our worldwide client base are multiline and monoline insurers, ECA’s, multilaterals, captives and large corporates. We have sophisticated pricing tools and appropriate quoting capabilities which makes us to an important market player ranking among the 10 largest reinsurers in the industry.


The legal entity Catlin Re Switzerland Ltd was established in 2010 to provide European cedants with high-quality security for select classes of property, casualty and specialty reinsurance. When XL Group acquired Catlin Group in 2015, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of XL Group plc (which became XL Group Ltd) and part of the Group’s Reinsurance segment. XL Group Ltd was acquired by AXA SA in September 2018 and we act now as XL RE Europe SE, a 100% subsidiary of the AXA Group.

XL Re Europe SE is a licensed reinsurance Company rated by: Standard & Poor’s ‘AA-’ with a Stable outlook and A.M. Best A’ (Under Review Developing).

Credit & Surety Reinsurance Team

Felix Winzap (Head of Credit and Surety Re), Jean-Pierre Portmann (Senior Underwriter), Alexander Steiner (Senior Underwriter), Aljoscha Meuther (Senior Underwriter), Ann Crary (Underwriter), Malet Lemmermann (Underwriting Analyst), Clementina de la Rosa (Underwriting Analyst), Mark Wyss (Underwriting Analyst)