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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 →

Watford Re extends reach, buys 50 state admitted carrier

Watford Re, the investment-oriented, total return reinsurance joint venture run by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, has extended its reach with the addition of a 50 state admitted U.S. insurance carrier. Watford Specialty Insurance Company, the U.S. domiciled surplus lines insurer and a wholly owned subsidiary of read the full article →

Watford Re sees best quarter, as investments counter underwriting loss

Total return reinsurance vehicle Watford Re, the Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies joint-venture investment-oriented, hybrid reinsurer, has reported its best quarter yet, with a small underwriting loss being countered by impressive investment income. In the first-quarter of 2016 Watford Re bounced back from the tough investment climate experienced through the read the full article →

Watford Re bounces back on investments for Arch in Q1

Watford Re, the Arch Capital and Highbridge Principal Strategies joint-venture investment-oriented, total return focused, hybrid strategy reinsurance vehicle, bounced back in the first-quarter of 2016, with positive investment results driving profitability. Watford Re suffered in the fourth-quarter of 2015, as global financial market volatility negatively affected the reinsurance vehicles investment return, read the full article →

Watford Re adds U.S. based Watford Specialty Insurance Company

Watford Re, the investment-oriented, total return reinsurance joint venture operated by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, has launched a U.S. domiciled surplus lines insurer, Watford Specialty Insurance Company. Watford Re has been adding new business lines, as it seeks to gain greater scale on the underwriting read the full article →

Watford Re hit by investment volatility in Q4, but float keeps building

As expected the investment performance of Watford Re, the investment-oriented, hedge fund partnered, hybrid strategy reinsurance joint venture vehicle between Arch and Highbridge, was negatively affected by financial market volatility in the fourth-quarter of 2015. Watford Re, operated by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, acts a read the full article →

Arch’s Watford Re launches Gibraltar based insurance subsidiary

Watford Re, the investment-oriented or hedge fund, hybrid strategy reinsurance joint venture vehicle operated by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, is branching out into motor insurance it would seem. Watford Insurance Company Europe Limited has been established in Gibraltar as a subsidiary to the hedge fund read the full article →

Watford Re combined ratio drops sub-100, investment losses hurt

Watford Re, the investment-oriented, hedge fund partnered, hybrid strategy reinsurance joint venture vehicle operated by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, achieved one of its targets in the last quarter, getting the combined ratio under 100%. One of the targets for the hybrid reinsurance strategy, which sees read the full article →

Watford Re continues to scale, investment returns show promise

Watford Re, the hedge fund or investment-oriented, hybrid strategy reinsurance joint venture vehicle operated by Bermudian re/insurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge Principal Strategies, gained further scale in the second-quarter. Watford Re, which operates a little like a reinsurance sidecar for Arch as it takes some cessions from the reinsurer, read the full article →

Watford Re up to $400m GWP, combined ratio hovers close to 100

Watford Re, the hedge fund style hybrid reinsurance joint venture vehicle operated by Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Arch Capital alongside asset manager Highbridge, is now up to in excess of $400m of gross premiums written. In Q1 Watford Re underwrote another $128.6m of premiums which takes the total since its inception read the full article →