Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. operates as an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Segments and Products For the year ended December 31, 2015, the company’s operations included four ongoing segments, including Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200 (Argo Underwriting Agency Limited). Excess and Surplus Lines This segment consists of two operating platforms, such as Colony Specialty and Argo Pro. While focused primarily on non-admitted business, each of these operations might also underwrite certain classes of business on an admitted basis for risks that otherwise meet the company’s underwriting standards. Colony Specialty underwrites primary and excess casualty, property and professional liability coverage for hard-to-place risks and/or distressed businesses that typically fall outside of the standard insurance market’s risk appetite. This business is underwritten through six business units, such as Casualty, Transportation, Specialty Property, Contract, Environmental and Allied Medical. Through these units, Colony Specialty provides coverage to a group of commercial enterprises, including contractors, manufacturers, distributors, property owners, retailers, restaurants, environmental consultants and contractors and smaller medical facilities within the social services, miscellaneous healthcare and long-term care segments. Argo Pro, which is the company’s mid-market professional lines platform, provides a portfolio of errors and omissions and management liability products for the company’s wholesale and retail distribution partners. Argo Pro offers customized coverage on a primary and excess basis for risks on both an admitted and non-admitted basis, targeting commercial and select financial institution risks in the middle market and upper middle market segments. The company’s underwriting focus provides risk management solutions for accountants, architects and engineers, commercial crime, directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary, lawyers, miscellaneous professionals, technology, privacy and security. Commercial Specialty This segment provides property, casualty and surety coverages designed to meet the specialized insurance needs of U.S based businesses within certain well-defined markets. It targets business classes and industries with distinct risk profiles that could benefit from specially designed insurance programs, tailored loss control and expert claims handling. This segment serves its targeted niche markets with a narrowly focused underwriting profile and specialized knowledge of the businesses it serves. This segment consists of various risk-bearing business units, such as Argo Insurance, Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company (Rockwood), Commercial Programs, Argo Surety, Trident Public Risk Solutions (Trident) and ARIS Title Insurance Corporation (ARIS). In addition, the company operates various non-risk-bearing agency and brokerage operations that generate fee income under the Alteris brand. Majority of the Alteris businesses operate as managing general agents. Alteris units have underwriting authority for third-party carriers, as well as for certain Argo Group companies. Argo Insurance offers insurance and risk management services to grocery, restaurants and other specialty retail industries. Argo Insurance provides property, liability, workers compensation, automobile and umbrella coverage throughout the United States. Rockwood is a specialty underwriter of workers compensation for the mining industry. It also underwrites coverage for small commercial businesses, including retail operations, light manufacturing, services, and restaurants. Rockwood underwrites policies on both a large deductible basis and on a guaranteed cost basis for smaller commercial accounts. In addition, Rockwood provides general liability and commercial automobile packages, as well as coverage for pollution liability, umbrella liability and surety to support its core clients’ other mining and mining-related exposures. Argo Surety offers surety products t
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