Axis Capital Holdings Ltd was incorporated on December 9, 2002. The Company provides a broad range of specialty (re)insurance, through operating subsidiaries and branch networks based in Bermuda, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Singapore. It also maintains marketing offices in Brazil, France and Spain. Its business consists of two distinct global underwriting platforms, AXIS Insurance and AXIS Reinsurance. Therefore the Company has two reportable segments, insurance and reinsurance. The insurance segment operates through offices in Bermuda, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Singapore and offers specialty insurance products to a variety of niche markets on a worldwide basis. It produces business through wholesale and retail brokers worldwide. The product lines in this segment are property, marine, terrorism, aviation, credit and political risk, professional lines, liability and accident and health. The reinsurance segment operates through offices in Bermuda, the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil, and Canada. The reinsurance segment provides non-life reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis. The product lines in this segment are catastrophe, property, professional lines, credit and surety, motor, liability, agriculture, engineering and other. The Company's U.S. insurance subsidiaries also are subject to regulation and supervision by their respective states of domicile and by other jurisdictions in which they do business.