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Arch Capital Group

Arch hires O’Gorman to launch Transport & Logistics insurance division

15th March 2021

Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has hired Argo Group's Steve O'Gorman to lead its newly launched transport and logistics insurance unit, effective immediately. The insurer's new division provides a range of specialist marine and P&C insurance solutions for the logistics and cargo segments, on a global basis. Additionally, ... Read the full article

Louis Tucker named Head of Arch Managing Agency

18th February 2021

Arch Insurance International, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has named Louis Tucker as Managing Director of Arch Managing Agency Limited, with immediate effect. Arch Managing Agency was formed in September 2020 as a single brand under which to combine Arch’s Lloyd’s managing agency units. As Managing Director, Tucker will ... Read the full article

Arch reports spike in Q4 net income to $533mn

10th February 2021

Bermuda domiciled Arch Capital Group, Ltd. has reported an increase in net income to $533.1 million for the fourth-quarter of 2020, as the performance of its reinsurance and mortgage segments more than offset an underwriting loss in the firm's insurance unit. Net income increased by 69% from the same period in ... Read the full article

Arch expects Q4 catastrophe losses of up to $165mn

22nd January 2021

Bermuda domiciled insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced estimated pre-tax catastrophe losses of between $155 million and $165 million for the fourth-quarter of 2020. Arch explains that the losses are across its property / casualty insurance and reinsurance operations, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums. The loss estimate range ... Read the full article

Enstar ups bid for Watford to $686mn, threatens legal action over Arch deal

15th October 2020

Legacy acquirer Enstar has written to the board of Watford Holdings offering a revised acquisition offer of $686 million, as well as strongly criticising its handling of previous takeover attempts and subsequent agreement with Arch. It was confirmed earlier this week that Arch had reached an agreement with Watford to ... Read the full article

Up to $210mn in Q3 cat losses for Arch

14th October 2020

Bermuda-based re/insurer Arch Capital Group is anticipating catastrophe losses in the third quarter to fall between $190 million and $210 million. Catastrophe that occurred during the period include hurricanes Isaias, Laura, and Sally, the Derecho Windstorm, California Wildfires and other minor global events. Arch's estimate relates to its property casualty re/insurance segments ... Read the full article

Arch Capital eyeing $500m acquisition of Watford Holdings: reports

9th September 2020

A consortium led by Bermuda-based re/insurer Arch Capital Group has put forward a $500 million offer to buy Watford Holdings, according to reports from Reuters. After pre-warning of sizeable investment losses as a result of COVID-19-induced financial market volatility, Watford this year announced a first quarter loss of almost $267 million. As ... Read the full article

Arch reports decline in net income as CR deteriorates to 101.8% in Q2

30th July 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has announced net income of $288.4 million for the second-quarter of 2020, while the insurer and reinsurer's combined ratio deteriorated year-on-year to 101.8%. Net income declined from the $458.6 million posted in the second-quarter of 2019, while the combined ratio jumped by more than 21 percentage points ... Read the full article

Arch sees Q2 cat losses at up to $225mn

15th July 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has announced estimated pre-tax net catastrophe losses of $205 million to $225 million across its property casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in the second-quarter of 2020. The Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer's Q2 catastrophe loss range is net of reinsurance recoveries and reinstatement premiums, and includes the impacts ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re helps Arch secure additional mortgage reinsurance

2nd July 2020

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has secured $528 million of indemnity reinsurance via a mortgage insurance-linked note (ILN) transaction and direct reinsurance. The $528 million of mortgage reinsurance covers a pool representing around $44 billion of mortgages for Arch MI, and ... Read the full article

Arch Capital raising $1bn with senior debt issuance

25th June 2020

Bermuda-based re/insurer Arch Capital Group has priced $1 billion of 3.635% senior notes as it looks to raise funds for general corporate purposes. This move effectively sees Arch join a number of other companies looking to capitalise on a firming re/insurance marketplace. For Arch, raising capital could be considered important following ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Croome and Biggas at Syndicate 12

28th April 2020

Arch Insurance International, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced the promotion of both James Croome and Marie Biggas at Arch Syndicate 2012. Croome has been promoted to Active Underwriter and Biggas to Deputy Active Underwriter and, both new roles are in addition to their existing underwriting management roles ... Read the full article

Arch sees Q1 COVID-19 losses at up to $145m across P/C & mortgage

16th April 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced estimated pre-tax losses of up to $95 million across its property casualty insurance and reinsurance segments, and losses of up to $50 million in its mortgage segment, as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arch has underlined the ... Read the full article

Arch Capital acquiring 29.5% stake in trade-credit insurer Coface

25th February 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd., the Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance specialist, is acquiring a majority stake in France-based trade-credit insurance firm Coface. Arch Capital has entered into a share purchase agreement with French corporate and investment bank Natixis, which has been selling down its majority stake in Coface. The sale of shares ... Read the full article

Arch’s reinsurance result more than offsets insurance segment loss in Q4

12th February 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported an improved combined ratio of 83.8% for the fourth-quarter of 2019, as underwriting income in its reinsurance segment more than offset a loss in the re/insurer's insurance division. The company's combined ratio improved by four percentage points when compared with the 87.8% recorded in the ... Read the full article