Niraj Patel is Head of AXA XL's ILS Capital Management team. Niraj joined XL in August 2018 to help manage third party capital portfolios and business. His responsibilities included deal structuring and constructing, executing and managing Insurance Linked Securities ("ILS") portfolios for institutional investors that leverage AXA XL's global underwriting footprint across its insurance and reinsurance business. As a head of AXA XL ILS Capital Management, he is currently managing a team responsible for portfolio management and reporting, data analytics and risk management, investor relationship and communications and governance associated with institutional investment management.
Prior joining AXA XL, Niraj was a Portfolio Manager at PartnerRe responsible for managing its third-party capital ILS fund. Prior to PartnerRe, he was a Senior Trader and Portfolio Manager at Genworth Investments, where he managed Corporate Credit, Structured Credit and the ILS Portfolios. Niraj has been active in alternative reinsurance capital as a Portfolio Manager since 2005 and as a Capital Markets Professional for two years prior to that.
Niraj has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA and is a CFA charter holder.