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Arch acquiring Barbican, expanding London & Lloyd’s footprint

31st July 2019

Bermuda-based re/insurance company Arch Capital Group said yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Barbican Group Holdings Limited from owner investor Carlson Capital. For Arch Capital, the move will provide a significant expansion to its London and Lloyd's related specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriting operations, given the acquisition ... Read the full article

Arch’s underwriting income improves on reinsurance and mortgage business

30th July 2019

Insurer and reinsurer Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported a 2.3% improvement in its combined ratio to 80.4% for the second-quarter of 2019, underpinned by a 24.5% improvement in underwriting income driven by its reinsurance and mortgage segments. Overall, underwriting income reached $293 million in the second-quarter of 2019, compared with ... Read the full article

Arch secures $700m of mortgage reinsurance from capital markets

25th July 2019

Arch Capital Group’s US mortgage insurance subsidiary, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, has secured $700 million of indemnity mortgage reinsurance protection. This transaction, which covers a pool representing $49.6 billion of mortgages from special purpose reinsurer Bellemeade Re 2019-3 Ltd., is Arch’s third of 2019 and the largest of its kind by ... Read the full article

Arch MI, BeSmartee announce new platform integration

12th July 2019

Arch MI, the private mortgage insurance subsidiary of Arch Capital, has entered into a partnership with multi-platform technology company BeSmartee. The partnership will see Arch MI’s RateStar risk-based pricing solution integrated with the BeSmartee POS (point of sale) mortgage origination platform. It’s hoped this integration will provide productive workflow continuity and modernise ... Read the full article

Arch Re recruits Portfolio Manager from TMR

10th July 2019

Bermuda-based re/insurance firm Arch Capital Group has announced the appointment of Ed Jordan as Portfolio Manager at it reinsurance subsidiary, Arch Re. Jordan has spent the previously 17 years at Tokio Millenium Re AG (TMR) in Bermuda, most recently as head of its Capital Solutions unit. In this role, he was responsible ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Fearon to EVP, Credit Risk Transfer and Services, Global Mortgage Group

20th June 2019

Seamus Fearon, previously Chief Actuary of Arch Capital Group Ltd.'s Global Mortgage Group, has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP), Credit Risk Transfer and Services, Global Mortgage Group. This newly created role has been established to build on the firm's growing participation in credit risk transfer programs, while at the ... Read the full article

Arch’s reinsurance income sinks 62% in Q1 as Jebi loss creep bites

1st May 2019

Bermuda-based re/insurance firm Arch Capital Group has reported a 61.9% drop in underwriting income for its reinsurance segment during the first quarter of 2019, partly driven by $16 million of loss creep from Typhoon Jebi. Underwriting income for Arch’s reinsurance operations totalled $20.9 million in Q1 2019, down from $54.8 million ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance expands UK Regional Division with Obelisk acquisition

15th April 2019

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, a division of Arch Insurance International, has completed its takeover of specialist underwriting agency, Obelisk Underwriting. Obelisk Underwriting produced around £5 million of gross written premium (GWP) in 2018, and will form part of Arch UK Regional Division, which is focused on commercial property, casualty, motor, professional ... Read the full article

Arch makes series of leadership changes

1st March 2019

Bermudian reinsurer Arch Capital Group has appointed Andrew Rippert as Chief Innovation and Strategic Investment Officer, a newly created role within which he will be responsible for pursuing innovative business models and developing a pipeline of creative products and services. Rippert, who joined Arch in 2010 and most recently served as ... Read the full article

Reinsurance rates inadequate to deploy additional capital: Grandisson, Arch

15th February 2019

Despite some signs of tightening capacity within the retrocession and facultative markets, in many instances, rate levels relative to risk remain inadequate to deploy additional capital, according to Marc Grandisson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arch Capital Group. Speaking during the Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer's Q4 and full-year 2018 ... Read the full article

Arch’s Q4 income drops by $80mn due to cat losses

13th February 2019

Bermudian re/insurer Arch Capital Group saw its fourth quarter net income fall by 38% year-on-year from $203.5 million in 2017 to $126.1 million in 2018, primarily due to the impact of natural catastrophes on its results. Arch’s Q4 catastrophe losses totalled $118.2 million, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums, with losses ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance completes acquisition of McNeil & Co.

7th December 2018

Bermuda-based re/insurance firm Arch Capital Group Ltd. has completed its previously announced acquisition of New York insurer McNeil & Co. Arch announced last month that it planned to purchase the company, which offers specialised risk management and insurance programs, for an undisclosed sum. Following the acquisition, McNeil & Co. will operate ... Read the full article

Market conditions in Arch’s P&C business relatively unchanged, says CEO

2nd November 2018

Marc Grandisson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arch Capital Group, has said that overall market conditions in the firm’s property and casualty (P&C) business seems relatively unchanged from last-quarter. Furthermore, Grandisson believes that additional rate increases are needed to provide a more adequate margin of safety and broader growth ... Read the full article

Reinsurance segment helps Arch to solid earnings in Q3

31st October 2018

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd. has today posted its financial results for the third-quarter of 2018, reporting net income of $217 million compared with a net loss in the same period last year, supported by solid results within its reinsurance segment. Arch Capital's gross written premiums (GWP) increased ... Read the full article

Arch adds European diversification to mortgage book with €3bn “first of its kind” deal

26th October 2018

Bermudian headquartered global insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital Group has added some new geographic diversification to its mortgage insurance book, entering into a EUR 3 billion transaction with ING featuring German mortgage loan risk. Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI) said that it entered into the agreement through its Dublin, ... Read the full article

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