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Arch Re Europe

Committee of Underwriters LGD Sub-Committee Regulatory Sub Committee Single Risk Committee Reinsurance Europe

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Ireland Reinsurance

Contact +353 1 669 9700

Arch Reinsurance Europe Underwriting Limited Dac (“Arch Re Europe”) was incorporated in Ireland (May 2008) to form the primary European-based platform for writing regional European and worldwide specialties business of the reinsurance group of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (“ACGL”). Arch Re Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ACGL, a Bermuda-based company with approximately $18 billion of capital as per Q3 2023.

Arch Re Europe has been underwriting since 2009 as authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland, its regulator in Ireland. We operate from our head office in Dublin and branch offices in Zurich and London with a staff of 61. Our focus is on specialty lines such as Accident & Health, Casualty, Credit & Surety, Life & Health, Marine, Other Specialty, Agriculture, Property and Property Catastrophe. We utilize our underwriting strength, strong financial capacity, operational flexibility and active management of risks to underwrite a select portfolio of profitable business. The reinsurance group continues its diverse mix of business geographically, by line of business and type of coverage globally.

Arch Re Europe has an ‘A+’ rating by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.

Credit and Surety
Within the wider Reinsurance Group, our involvement in the Credit & Surety Reinsurance started in 2001. Today the Credit & Surety book of Arch Re Europe is handled by a specialized underwriting unit based in Zurich with global mandate (except for Surety in USA and Canada). The team consists of 11 dedicated professionals in underwriting, analytics and accounting. Our book has 100 in-force clients across 40 countries, for whom we provide both treaty, and facultative capacity.

Board of Directors

Ian Britchfield (Chairman), Michael Hammer (President & CEO), Jason Kittinger (Group Director), Søren Scheuer (Group Director), Anthony Asquith (Independent Director), Gerald König (Independent Director).

Divisional Executive Management

Richard Lange – Head Credit & Surety
Patrick Wendt – Deputy Credit & Surety

Contact Person

Richard Lange:
Tel : + 41 44 217 88 14