Arch Capital Group News

Arch Estimates Q2 Catastrophe Losses Could Hit $225M, Which Include Pandemic Claims

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has estimated a range of pre-tax catastrophe losses of $205 million to $225 million in the second quarter of 2020 across its property casualty insurance and reinsurance segments. Included in these estimates is a range of …

Arch Insurance International Appoints Leadership Team for Syndicate 1955

Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has today announced the appointment of Simon Williams to the position of active underwriter, Syndicate 1955. He will be supported by David Slade as deputy active underwriter, who has held the …

Arch Capital’s Estimated COVID-19 Losses During 1st Quarter Could Hit $145 Million

Arch Capital Group Ltd. said its estimated pre-tax losses for claims incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic could reach $145 million. Breaking down the total, Arch said COVID-19 claims across its property casualty insurance and reinsurance segments ranged from $85 …

Arch Capital to Buy 29.5% Stake in French Credit Insurer Coface

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has entered into a share purchase agreement with Natixis regarding the acquisition of a 29.5% stake in Coface, a France-based trade credit insurer. The transaction will be completed at a price of €10.70 per share, corresponding …

Arch Re to Buy Majority Stake in Australia’s Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced it has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP), subject to regulatory and other approvals. PMAP is …

Arch Capital Group Finalizes Acquisition of Barbican Group Holdings

Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced the completion of its previously disclosed acquisition of Barbican Group Holdings Ltd. (Barbican), including Barbican Managing Agency Ltd., Lloyd’s Syndicate 1955, Castel Underwriting Agencies Ltd. and other associated entities. “We are excited to complete this …

AXIS Capital’s Losses from Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis Estimated at $90M-$110M

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax loss estimate for Japanese Typhoon Hagibis in the range of $90 million to $110 million, net of estimated recoveries from reinsurance and retrocessional covers, and including the impact of estimated reinstatement premiums. …

Arch Capital Group Expects 3rd Quarter Catastrophe Losses of Up to $75M

Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced it expects to report third quarter 2019 pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately $65 million to $75 million, net of reinsurance recoveries and reinstatement premiums. These losses are primarily from Hurricane Dorian and Typhoon Faxai. At …

Arch Capital to Acquire UK-Based Barbican Group Holdings

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has entered into an agreement to purchase Barbican Group Holdings Ltd. from funds managed by Carlson Capital, a U.S.-based alternative asset management firm, subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition includes Barbican Managing Agency Ltd., Lloyd’s Syndicate …

Pasquesi to Become Arch’s Next Chairman, Succeeding Iordanou

John Pasquesi will replace Constantine “Dinos” Iordanou as Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s chairman of its board of directors in September when Iordanou completes his term. Iordanou joined Arch in 2002 to create its insurance segment and went on to serve …