Arch Enters Transaction With Catalina General

April 25, 2018

Arch Reinsurance has entered into a reinsurance transaction with Catalina General Insurance Ltd. [Catalina] to reinsure run-off liabilities associated with certain discontinued US Specialty Casualty exposures and various discontinued US Standard Programs businesses.

Arch Re assumed the liabilities from its affiliate, Arch Insurance Company, over time through internal reinsurance transactions.

Nicolas Papadopoulo, Chairman & CEO of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group and Chief Underwriting Officer for Property & Casualty Operations,stated: “As part of our normal risk management practices, Arch continuously reviews potential solutions available to protect us against the downside risk from our run-off portfolios.

“Going forward, this transaction will both provide capital relief and allow management more time to support further growth of our insurance platform and underwriting activities.”

As part of the transaction, Catalina will handle all claims for the run-off businesses, some of which date back to the early years of Arch Insurance Company.

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