December 9, 2020

Arch Insurance International Renames Syndicate 1955

New split stamp strategy introduced across Syndicate 2012 and 1955.

London, 09 December 2020 – Arch Insurance International has today announced the change of name of Barbican Syndicate 1955 (BAR 1955) to Arch Syndicate 1955 (ASL 1955), with effect from 1st January 2021.

The rebranding of Syndicate 1955 forms part of the ongoing integration of Barbican Insurance Group into Arch Capital Group Ltd. It follows the recent announcement of the launch of Arch Managing Agency Limited to combine Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s and Barbican Managing Agency Ltd into a single entity.

In addition, the Company announced that for 2021 it will introduce a split stamp strategy across Arch Syndicate 1955 and Arch Syndicate 2012. The strategy will apply across a number of insurance lines for risks incepting on or after 1 January 2021, including: cyber & tech PI, fine art & specie, general liability, healthcare, management liability, marine war, offshore and onshore energy, and terrorism. Syndicate 1955’s reinsurance lines will not be impacted by the split stamp strategy.

Commenting on the announcements, Simon Williams, Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1955 and Chief Strategy and Distribution Officer for Arch Insurance International, said: “The renaming of Syndicate 1955 is another key step in the seamless integration of Barbican into our organisation, as we continue to enhance our scope and relevance to brokers within the Lloyd’s market. The introduction of the split stamp strategy will allow us to achieve greater flexibility and improved efficiency for both our customers and brokers.”


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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 Bermuda-based company with approximately $15.2 billion in capital at September 30, 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.

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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 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) Ltd.

Media Contacts

Patrick Palmer 

Head of Marketing and Communications, Arch Insurance International

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