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AXA XL Insurance today announced the appointment of Dietmar Telschow as Underwritring Manager, Art, Bloodstock and Species – Germany. He will be based in Cologne.

Peter Knaus, Country Leader, Germany at AXA XL Insurance, commented: “Germany has a thriving art scene. It’s home to close to 10,000 galleries and dealers, second only to the US. In 2018, the country ranked fifth globally in terms of contemporary art sales, reaching 22.31 million US dollars in value. With a community of well-informed collectors and fair-goers, Germany is a key market for AXA XL’s Fine Art and Species insurance offering, and one where AXA has had a longstanding and recognised presence.”

Yannick Daucourt, Underwriting Manager, Art, Species and Bloodstock for Europe at AXA XL, added: “Dietmar’s underwriting experience and expertise in art and jewellery insurance, as well as his knowledge of the high net worth segment, position him ideally to further strengthen our offering and reinforce our leading position in Germany.”

Mr. Telschow has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance sector. He began his career at Mannheimer Versicherung before holding different leadership positions at ML-Sicherheitszentrale GmbH, Mannheimer Versicherungen and Schweizer-National Versicherung AG. Most recently, he headed the Fine Art Insurance and High Net Worth department at Helvetia Schweizerische Versicherunsgesellschaft AG. He graduated from the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie Rhein-Neckar with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.

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