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Arch Capital to acquire Watford Re after increasing offer

Arch Capital Group Ltd. said today that it has reached an agreement with Watford Holdings Ltd., the holding company of total-return reinsurance company Watford Re to acquire the company for $31.10 per share, that values it at roughly $622 million. Arch had previously been reported to have offered $26.00 per share read the full article →

Enstar offers to acquire Watford Re

Bermuda domiciled re/insurance, run-off and legacy specialist underwriter and investor Enstar Group has made a formal approach to the board of Watford Re's holding company to acquire the total return focused reinsurance firm. According to a filing, Enstar has offered to acquire all of the ordinary shares of Watford Holdings Ltd., read the full article →

Watford Re IPO’s on Nasdaq at discount to book value

Watford Holdings Ltd., the parent company to Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies backed investment oriented or total-return style reinsurance firm Watford Re, successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. Watford Re is a valuable component of Bermudian insurance and reinsurance firm Arch Capital’s strategy to embrace third-party read the full article →

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 →