October 25, 2023

Arch Insurance Announces Further European Expansion with Cyber Appointments in France

Sergio Pierro joins as Senior Cyber Underwriter and Roxanne Deslandes as Cyber Underwriter

Dublin, 25 October 2023 — Arch Insurance has today announced the appointments of Sergio Pierro as Senior Cyber Underwriter and Roxanne Deslandes as Cyber Underwriter effective immediately.

Pierro and Deslandes join Arch Insurance (EU) dac, which provides specialist property and casualty insurance solutions within the European Union. Based in Paris, Pierro’s key responsibilities — working closely with Deslandes — are to establish its operations in France and grow the company’s European cyber insurance portfolio, writing both primary and excess coverage for multinational organisations.

Pierro is a highly experienced cyber insurance practitioner who joins Arch from AXA XL, where he was most recently Underwriting Manager, Cyber. Before that he was a Cyber and Professional Indemnity Underwriter at XL Catlin beginning in 2008.

Deslandes joins from Bessé where she was a member of the cyber risk advisory team. Her extensive cyber expertise spans insurance, broking and cybersecurity advisory, and she has previously held roles at Marsh, Airbus and Thales.

Commenting on the announcement, Matthew Brophy, Chief Underwriting Officer of Arch Insurance (EU) dac said: “Sergio has a wealth of experience within the French insurance market and is ideally placed to launch our operations in Paris, working closely with Roxanne to grow our cyber portfolio. Their combined depth of expertise and broker relationships will be essential as we continue to build our service proposition and establish Arch as a leading carrier within Europe.”

This follows the recent announcement by Arch Insurance of the appointments of Jose Carlos Jiménez Fernández and Rafael Ortiz Losada as Senior Cyber Underwriters in Madrid, Spain.


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About Arch Insurance (EU) dac

Arch Insurance (EU) dac is part of Arch Insurance International and provides comprehensive insurance products including: accident & health, cyber and technology, financial institutions, healthcare, professional liability, property and terrorism across multiple business sectors.

The company is based in Dublin with branch offices in the UK and select EU locations. Arch Insurance (EU) dac is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd. The company was formed and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to write all classes of business (excluding Class 18).

About Arch Insurance International

Arch Insurance International is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and includes Arch Insurance UK and the P&C insurance operations of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, as well as Arch’s insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia.

About Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $17.4 billion in capital at June 30, 2023, 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 the Company’s 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.

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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 the Company’s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Source: Arch Insurance (UK) Limited

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