May 15, 2020

Arch Insurance Announces Key Managerial Appointment

Insights UK Regional Division

Alison Merriman joins Manchester team as Broker Relationship Development Manager.

Manchester, 15 May 2020 – Arch Insurance (UK), part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has today announced the appointment of Alison Merriman as Broker Relationship Development Manager, with immediate effect.

Based in Manchester, Merriman is responsible for building and maintaining the division’s broker relationships. She will work closely with Louise Hopkins, Branch Manager for Manchester, and the underwriting teams and will focus on expanding Arch Insurance’s UK regional presence.

Merriman is a highly adept insurance practitioner with a wealth of market experience. Prior to joining Arch Insurance, she was Regional Manager at MS Amlin, based in Manchester. Previous roles have included Senior Underwriter at Allianz, Business Account Manager at Aviva and Account Executive at Zurich.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Bottle, Senior Vice President Strategy & Distribution for Arch Insurance’s UK Regional Division, said: “Alison is a tremendous addition to our team and has a strong track record of building highly successful broker relationships. She has considerable knowledge of all aspects of the property and casualty market in the UK and has worked extensively across the North West region. Our Manchester team is undergoing a period of considerable business growth and we will continue to invest in market-leading talent to support this.”

Merriman added: “I am delighted to be joining Arch and look forward to working with brokers across the region to further strengthen relationships, and to identify and develop new business opportunities. Arch Insurance has built its reputation on the quality of its underwriting, scope of its insurance solutions and by providing direct access to its underwriting decision-makers. It is a dynamic team and I am excited to play a part in supporting their continued growth.”


Arch Insurance UK, Merriman, Hopkins, Bottle, appointment, Manchester


About Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and provides specialised property and liability insurance solutions to a wide range of industrial and commercial companies and financial institutions.

The UK Regional Division of Arch Insurance (UK) Limited focuses on commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, personal accident and travel business through its extended office network across the UK.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company with approximately $13.10 billion in capital at March. 31, 2020, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward−looking statements. This release or any other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries may include forward-looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in or incorporated by reference in this release are forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or their negative or variations or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements involve our current assessment of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. A non-exclusive list of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements includes the following: adverse general economic and market conditions; increased competition; pricing and policy term trends; fluctuations in the actions of rating agencies and our ability to maintain and improve our ratings; investment performance; the loss of key personnel; the adequacy of our loss reserves, severity and/or frequency of losses, greater than expected loss ratios and adverse development on claim and/or claim expense liabilities; greater frequency or severity of unpredictable natural and man-made catastrophic events, including pandemics such as COVID-19; the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; changes in regulations and/or tax laws in the United States or elsewhere; our ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well as integrate the businesses we have acquired or may acquire into the existing operations; changes in accounting principles or policies; material differences between actual and expected assessments for guaranty funds and mandatory pooling arrangements; availability and cost to us of reinsurance to manage our gross and net exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to us; and other factors identified in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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