May 4, 2022

Arch UK Regional Division Announces Two Key Midlands Appointments

Arch UK Regional Division announces two key midlands appointments

Grundy joins as Branch Manager and Bartlett as Broker Relationship Development Manager

4 May 2022 – Arch Insurance’s UK Regional Division has today announced the appointment of Ian Grundy as Branch Manager and Kristian Bartlett as Broker Relationship Development Manager within the company’s Birmingham branch, with immediate effect.

Grundy will be responsible for the continued growth and development of the Birmingham office, as well as ensuring the continued delivery of high standards of client service. Bartlett will focus on enhancing key broker relationships and identifying further development opportunities throughout Birmingham and the Midlands. 

With 30 years of UK insurance market experience, Grundy is a highly respected figure in the market. He joins from AXA UK where he was most recently Strategic Relationship Manager and was also previously a Branch Manager at LV=.

Bartlett has 20 years of experience in insurance-focused roles. Most recently, he was Head of Sales and Marketing at MGA Commercial Express and prior to that was Sales Manager for The Insurance Factory.

Commenting on the appointments, Mike Bottle, SVP, Strategy & Distribution, said: “Both Ian and Kristian have earned deserved reputations for building trusting and responsive relationships with brokers. Their experience, market insight and deep understanding of brokers’ needs will help us to continue to raise the bar on our quality of service and ability to collaborate with our broker partners to deliver informed solutions.”


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About Arch Insurance (UK) Limited.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is part of Arch Insurance International and provides specialised commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, personal accident and travel insurance solutions 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 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 $15.6 billion in capital at March 31, 2022, 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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