Reinsurance News

Arch Capital Group

Arch more than doubles Q1 operating income

28th April 2022

Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group has reported a 146% increase in operating income over the first quarter of 2022, helped by improvements in underwriting income across all three of its main business segments – insurance, reinsurance and mortgage. Operating income amounted to $457.6 million for the quarter, compared to $185.9 million in ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance makes multiple senior appointments to claims team

31st March 2022

Arch Insurance International, part of re/insurer Arch Capital Group Ltd, has made multiple senior appointments for its claims team. In a press release, the company announced the appointments of Janet Brook, Sheena Hooda and Tilly Milnes as Senior Claims Handlers, effective immediately. Both Brook and Milnes have joined the Financial Institutions claims ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance promotes Bonneau to Chief Reinsurance & Exposure Officer

4th March 2022

Arch Insurance International, part of insurer and reinsurer Arch Capital Group Ltd., has promoted Krista Bonneau to the role of Chief Reinsurance and Exposure Officer, effective immediately. In her new role, Bonneau takes on responsibility for developing and managing the firm's ceded reinsurance and exposure management function across its portfolio. She will ... Read the full article

Arch’s reinsurance segment reports solid fourth-quarter underwriting gain

10th February 2022

Bermudian carrier Arch Capital Group has reported a much-improved performance across its insurance and reinsurance operations during the fourth quarter of 2021, helping the firm generate a combined ratio of 77.6% for the period. Across the group, gross premiums written (GPW) increased by almost 27%, year-on-year, to $2.9 billion, as net ... Read the full article

Net premiums rise for reinsurers in Bermuda

20th January 2022

The net premiums written for a group of eight reinsurers based in Bermuda rose by 18.1% through 9m21. The figure was supplied by Fitch in one of its latest reports. The company suggested that the growth was driven by rate increases, plus growth in casualty and specialty writings. Among the eight reinsurers—Arch ... Read the full article

Arch Re Fac announces exec promotions, Santi Hernandez named CEO

11th January 2022

Arch Re Facultative, part of Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd.'s reinsurance division, has announced several leadership promotions which were effective January 1st, 2022, including the appointment of Santiago Hernandez as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). All the promotions coincide with the retirement of former Arch Re North America CEO, Ken Vivian, at ... Read the full article

Arch shuffles executive leadership of U.S. reinsurer

7th January 2022

Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd. has announced numerous executive promotions at its U.S. reinsurer Arch Reinsurance Company (Arch Re Co.), including the appointment of Peder Moeller as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1st, 2022. Also effective from this date, Jessica Bongiorno was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Property and ... Read the full article

Re/insurers shift focus as renewal activity stalls, say analysts

24th November 2021

As insurers and reinsurers shift focus ahead of the key January 1st, 2022 renewals, there's uncertainties around the property catastrophe space while activity for 1/1 is reportedly behind schedule, according to Morgan Stanley. Analysts at Morgan Stanley recently hosted the firm's insurance corporate access day, which featured nine property and casualty ... Read the full article

Arch wraps up $622mn Watford acquisition

2nd July 2021

Arch Capital Group has officially wrapped its $622 million acquisition of Watford Holdings, roughly eight months after first signing a merger agreement. Arch and investment partners Kelso and Warburg Pincus pursued the merger agreement through an affiliated entity of which Arch owns approximately 40%, and funds managed by Kelso and Warburg ... Read the full article

Arch Re looks to strengthen UK motor capabilities with acquisition of Somerset

23rd June 2021

Arch Reinsurance Ltd., the specialty property and casualty reinsurance subsidiary of Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd., is looking to acquire Somerset Bridge Group Limited, Southern Rock Holdings Limited and affiliates (Somerset). The proposed transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, includes Somerset's motor managing general agent, distribution capabilities via direct and ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance Intl. promotes Kirsten Valder & Jason Kittinger

10th June 2021

Arch Insurance International, which includes Arch's insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia, has promoted Kirsten Valder to Chief Administrative Officer and Jason Kittinger to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective June 30th, 2021. The promotions of both Valder and Kittinger form part of the company's long-term succession planning. Dennis Brand, current ... Read the full article

Arch appoints Christine Todd CIO

24th May 2021

Arch Capital Group has appointed Christine Todd to the role of Chief Investment Officer, effective June 7. Todd will report to Chief Executive Officer Marc Grandisson and have responsibility for setting the firm’s investment strategy and managing the day-to-day operations of the investment portfolio. She succeeds W. Preston Hutchings, who is retiring ... Read the full article

Arch provides reinsurance capacity for Delos Cali wildfire cover

27th April 2021

Bermuda-based re/insurer Arch Capital Group Ltd. has agreed to provide reinsurance capacity to Delos Insurance Solutions to expand its coverage for wildfire-exposed homes in California. The reinsurance capacity will be provided by Arch Reinsurance Ltd. (Bermuda) and the Lloyd’s of London syndicate, Arch Syndicate 1955 (formerly Barbican Syndicate 1955). Broker Guy Carpenter ... Read the full article

Arch’s reinsurance segment takes bulk of $180m-$190m Q1 cat bill

16th April 2021

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced a pre-tax catastrophe loss range of between $180 million to $190 million for the first-quarter of 2021, of which roughly 80% falls to its reinsurance segment. The up to $190 million loss range is almost entirely from natural catastrophe events that ... Read the full article

Arch to acquire Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance

18th March 2021

The Global Mortgage Group of Arch Capital Group Ltd. has entered into a share purchase agreement with the Westpac Group to acquire Westpac Lenders Mortgage Insurance Limited (WLMI). WLMI is an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) authorized captive lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) provider to Westpac. The business had shareholders’ equity of $AUD ... Read the full article