April 12, 2022

Arch Insurance International Announces Senior Warranty & Specialty Affinity Appointment

Arch Insurance International announces senior Warranty & Specialty Affinity appointment

Richard Smith joins as Senior Underwriter

London, 12 April 2022 – Arch Insurance International has today announced the appointment of Richard Smith as Senior Warranty & Specialty Affinity Underwriter, with immediate effect.

In his role, he will support the continued growth of the Warranty & Specialty Affinity portfolio, alongside a team who are recognised as an established lead market in providing insurance and reinsurance solutions across a broad range of warranty, creditor and added value ancillary products. 

Based in London, Smith will report to Sean Fearon, Head of Warranty & Specialty Affinity at Arch Insurance International.

Smith’s insurance expertise spans both the Lloyd’s and company markets. Most recently, he was a Director at Newpoint Insurance Brokers having joined the company in 2007. Prior to that, Smith was a Senior Risk and Pricing Analyst at Advent Solutions Management and began his insurance career at Domestic and General.

Commenting on the appointment, Fearon said: “Richard brings over 20 years of Warranty & Affinity experience, both within broking and underwriting. He has a deep understanding of risk and pricing analysis and extensive experience of working on international insurance and reinsurance programmes. His solution-led approach and technical expertise make him a perfect fit for our team.”


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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 $16.3 billion in capital at Dec. 31, 2021, 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 the Company’s ability to maintain and improve its ratings; investment performance; the loss of key personnel; the adequacy of the Company’s 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; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well as consummate acquisitions and integrate the businesses the Company has 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 the Company of reinsurance to manage the Company’s gross and net exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to the Company; changes in the method for determining the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and the potential replacement of LIBOR and other factors identified in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

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. 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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