Arch Insurance Group Names Glenn Yanoff Head of Contract Binding Operations

NEW YORK--()--Arch Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced today that Glenn Yanoff has been named head of Arch’s newly formed Contract Binding Operations division, effective January 18, 2013. Arch also announced the hiring of Thomas Mannion and Ronald Yanoff as executives within the group.

Based in New York, the new unit will offer property and casualty coverage on a non-admitted basis to small and medium sized hard-to-place risks. Coverage will only be available to a select network of appointed agents who have entered into a binding contract with the company.

Mr. Yanoff will be responsible for the Contract Binding Operations, overseeing the strategy, underwriting and operations of the unit. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Yanoff will report to Michael R. Murphy, President of Arch Insurance Group (U.S.) and Chief Underwriting Officer of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group.

David McElroy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group commented: “The addition of Contract Binding Operations expands our coverage offerings for small and medium size commercial customers and further enriches our distribution reach. Moreover, we are excited to bolster our management team with the addition of Glenn’s deep expertise to develop our commitment to becoming a leader in Contract Binding Operations.”

Arch Insurance Group Inc. is a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company that provides insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. For more information, visit

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