Axa’s Mark Stamper talks about the insurer's risk overhaul in Asia

French insurance group Axa sees Asia as an increasingly important source of new policyholders and incremental revenue. As a result, the insurer has decided to overhaul its approach to risk management, according to its regional chief risk officer and chief actuary Mark Stamper.


Mark Stamper joined Axa six years ago, originally focussing on product governance. In early 2008, he moved from a customer-focused to a financial role, becoming regional chief actuary, and temporarily regional chief investment officer, just before the crisis broke in earnest. Stamper describes the difficulties of 2008 as “unbelievable”, particularly due to the pressure to understand the problems with the business. “Some of it I wouldn’t want to repeat, but it was a good learning process,” says

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here