CHRIS BENTLEY

AXA ART

Category
Insurance
Company Size
International

AXA’s director of underwriting for Northern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific Chris Bentley joined the firm in 2012 from his previous role as fine art underwriter at Hiscox. The occasional weird and wonderful request brightens his day — he was once asked to insure a painting made partly from spiders’ silk. Bentley’s service stretches far beyond securing premiums for clients, as the firm takes pride in ‘providing expert advice on all aspects of managing a collection including loss prevention, mitigation and conservation’. A recent trend in the highly competitive art insurance market has brought prices down, prompting the insurer to develop a new product to cover lower-priced pieces.

Chris Bentley