Washington, D.C.  20549




Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


January 3, 2014

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


Arch Capital Group Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other
jurisdiction of
incorporation or


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


Waterloo House, Ground Floor, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(441) 278-9250



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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o            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


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ITEM 7.01                                  Regulation FD Disclosure.


Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced today that its newly-formed subsidiary, Arch Underwriters Ltd., has agreed in principle to act as reinsurance manager for a newly-formed multi-line Bermuda reinsurance company, Watford Re, which is expected to be funded principally with third party capital.  Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC will act as investment manager for Watford Re.


This report shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sales of securities mentioned in this report in any state or foreign jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  The securities mentioned in this report have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or other applicable securities laws, and may not be sold in any jurisdiction prior to registration or qualification, or an applicable exemption, under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  No assurance can be given that Watford Re will commence operations.


The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned.








Date: January 3, 2014


/s/ W. Preston Hutchings




W. Preston Hutchings




Senior Vice President and




Chief Investment Officer