Jennifer Schipf

Jennifer is AXA XL’s Global Practice Leader for Art. In this role she is responsible for setting worldwide strategy for client solutions, underwriting guidelines and profitability. She’s been dedicated to the specialized market of fine art underwriting for nearly twenty years and recently helped establish the AXA Art Prize. She previously led the organization’s North American Fine Art & Specie team while also serving as leader of Broker and Client Management for North American Specialty. Prior to joining AXA XL in 2008, she led the US Fine Art Underwriting practice at another carrier and held various roles in claims, settling losses and performing loss control assessments for private collector clients.

She started her career with a research position in the Old Master Drawings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. followed by development roles at both the Chazen Museum and Tandem Press, in Madison, WI.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Economics from Georgetown University with a concentration in the Italian Renaissance and Patronage of the Papacy. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is actively engaged in various arts organizations, teaches fine art underwriting courses and regularly participates in industry educational conferences. She is a Board Member of the International Fine Art & Specie Insurance Conference (IFASIC), Chair of the Arts and Records Committee of the Inland Marine Underwriters’ Association (IMUA) and a longstanding fundraiser and supporter of both Tandem Press and the New York Academy of Art.