To expand non-life business to China

XL Capital Ltd has received the license from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to start preparation work to set up a P&C (non-life) company in China.

The company said that in line with CIRC’s license approval process and under the leadership of Andrew Vigar, regional manager Asia for XL’s Insurance Operations, XL now has a year to prepare to establish its operations in China.

After this period and upon receipt of all regulatory approvals and granting of the license, XL has planned to establish an insurance subsidiary dedicated to serving both local international corporations, as well as its global program clients with operations in China.

Mike McGavick, CEO of XL, said: China’s importance to any global company is obvious, and we could not be more proud to have received this critical approval. We are committed to work closely with CIRC to ensure we fulfill all regulatory requirements to attain the operating license in due course.

Dave Duclos, Chief Executive of Insurance Operations for XL, said: The increasing number of local companies with international activities, and the importance of this market to our Global Program clients with activities there make it critical for us to be present in China. We look forward to the chance of bringing our global underwriting expertise and service capabilities to bear in this important market in the future.