Arch Re’s Credit and Surety team is a recognized expert within this specialized area. In addition to being a valuable business partner for new opportunities, we offer clients substantial capacity as well as quoting and analytical services. Our underwriting team has an average of more than 15 years’ experience in this line of business, supporting in excess of 75 clients in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Our Zurich operations offer pro rata and excess of loss solutions for all traditional Credit and Surety classes mainly emanating from Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. We aim to offer capacity and expertise to specialized Credit and Surety insurance companies and multi-line companies with dedicated staff.
In North America, Arch Re is a respected player in the reinsurance market with a focus on contract and commercial surety treaty reinsurance. We focus on meeting the needs of a variety of surety companies spanning national, regional and specialty underwriters in size. We write predominantly excess of loss structures and will entertain quota share programs containing short duration risks or other mitigating features such as sliding scale structures and loss ratio caps. Our underwriting and actuarial team is experienced in surety risks of all types and readily offers pricing alternatives. We work closely with brokers to be responsive to our clients’ needs.
Arch Re is a participant in the political risk space with a focus on traditional “Sovereign Risk” (i.e. limited structured credit exposure). We tend to focus on trade finance related exposures whereby commodities are insured against confiscation, expropriation, nationalization, deprivation or contract repudiation. We will write this business on either an excess of loss or pro rata basis.