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Watford Re, investment oriented reinsurer backed by Arch, targets IPO

Watford Holdings Ltd., the Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies backed parent to investment oriented or total-return style reinsurance firm Watford Re, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq.Watford Re has become a valuable component to Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital's strategy to embrace read the full article →

Watford Re grows premiums again in Q2 2018, combined ratio nears 100

Watford Re, Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture, continued its trend towards portfolio growth in the second-quarter, reporting another 15% jump in premiums underwritten.This follows a huge almost 40% increase in gross premiums underwritten in the first-quarter of the read the full article →

Watford Re exploring potential for IPO and listing

An initial public offering (IPO) could be on the cards for Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, as its parent holding company said it was evaluating options for a listing.Watford Re was launched back read the full article →

Watford Re starts 2018 with almost 40% jump in premiums written

Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian specialist re/insurer Arch Capital and asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, started off the year 2018 with a significant jump in premiums underwritten.Watford Re, which operates in a total-return style, seeking to be profitable on the underwriting side of read the full article →

Watford Re hit by H2 underwriting losses, worse investments in 2017

Watford Re, the third-party capital backed total-return reinsurance venture part-owned by Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Arch Capital, alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, suffered a significant rise in its loss ratio during the fourth-quarter of 2017.Arch reports that Watford Re recorded a loss ratio of 89.6% for Q4 2017, resulting read the full article →

Watford Re to enter Romanian insurance market

Watford Re, the investment-oriented, total return reinsurance joint venture run by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, is planning to expand its operations in Europe with a move into the  Romanian insurance market, according to a report.Watford Re started out as a total-return vehicle that took read the full article →

Watford Re sees higher losses in Q2, third-party investor share drops

Arch Capital Group’s part-owned total return reinsurance vehicle, Watford Re, experienced losses of more than $110 million in the second-quarter of 2017, reducing the income it passed onto its third-party investors when compared with the previous year’s quarter.Watford Re is part-owned and operated by insurer and reinsurer, Arch Capital, alongside read the full article →

Watford Re results stable for Arch, despite higher loss ratio

Total return reinsurance vehicle Watford Re, which is part-owned and operated by re/insurer Arch Capital Group alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, has seen relatively stable performance in the first-quarter of 2017, although a slightly higher loss ratio dented its results a little.Once again the investment side of the total-return read the full article →

Watford Re’s total return from investments, not underwriting in Q4 2016

Total return reinsurance vehicle Watford Re, part-owned and operated by re/insurer Arch Capital Group with asset management provided by Highbridge Principal Strategies, delivered a positive total return in the fourth-quarter of 2016 thanks to its investment performance.Joint-venture investment-oriented, hybrid third-party capital backed reinsurer Watford Re has been delivering relatively steady read the full article →

Watford Re profits on both underwriting & investment in Q3 2016

Arch Capital Group's total return reinsurance vehicle Watford Re, which has its assets managed by Highbridge Principal Strategies as a joint-venture investment-oriented, hybrid third-party capital backed reinsurer, has reported profitability on both underwriting and investment sides of the book in Q3 2016.In fact the third-quarter of 2016 looks to be read the full article →