May 20, 2024

Arch Insurance International Appoints Head of Third-Party Claims

Laura Brahams takes on the role following Rizzi’s promotion to Chief Claims Officer

London, 20 May 2024 – Arch Insurance International (Arch) has today announced the promotion of Laura Brahams to Head of Third-Party Claims, effective immediately.

In her new role, Brahams will be responsible for overseeing the third-party claims function which includes Casualty, Cyber, Financial Lines, Healthcare, Intangible Assets and Professional Liability. Based in London, she will report to Barbara Rizzi, Chief Claims Officer, Arch Insurance International.

Her appointment follows the recent promotion of Rizzi to Chief Claims Officer. Brahams, who joined Arch in 2015 and was most recently Financial Lines Claims Manager, has over 18 years’ insurance experience. Prior to joining Arch, she worked for various law firms including Kennedys Law LLP and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

Brahams is the current Chair of the International Underwriting Association’s Professional Lines Claims Committee and is also the Co-Chair of the Arch Insurance International Culture Committee which works to ensure a positive workplace culture throughout the company.

Commenting on the announcement, Rizzi said: “Laura’s promotion is very much a natural progression. She has continued to demonstrate her strong technical and leadership skills as well as her dedication to service excellence since joining Arch. In her new role, she will lead a high-performing team of claims professionals which I’m sure will continue to thrive under her leadership as we remain committed to delivering a superior customer-focused experience for every claim that we manage.”  


Arch Insurance International, claims, Laura Brahams, Barbara Rizzi


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 $22.1 billion in capital at March 31, 2024, 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.

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 the Company’s 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;  ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well as 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 our gross and net exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to the Company; a disruption caused by cyber-attacks or other technology breaches or failures on the Company or the Company’s business partners and service providers, which could negatively impact the Company’s business and/or expose the Company to litigation; and other factors identified in our 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 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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