Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, and the associated investment management businesses. Segments Insurance Northbridge Financial Corporation (Northbridge): Northbridge is a national commercial property and casualty insurer in Canada providing property and casualty insurance products through its Northbridge Insurance and Federated subsidiaries. U.S. Insurance: U.S. Insurance includes Crum & Forster Holdings Corp. (Crum & Forster) and Zenith National Insurance Corp. (Zenith National). Crum & Forster is a national commercial property and casualty insurance company in the United States writing a range of commercial coverages. Its subsidiaries, Seneca Insurance and First Mercury, provide property and casualty insurance to small businesses and certain specialty coverages. Zenith National primarily engages in the workers' compensation insurance business in the United States. Fairfax Asia: Fairfax Asia includes the company's operations that underwrite insurance and reinsurance coverages in Singapore (First Capital Insurance Limited), Hong Kong (Falcon Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Ltd.), Malaysia (The Pacific Insurance Berhad), and an 80.0% interest in Indonesia (PT Fairfax Insurance Indonesia acquired in 2014). Fairfax Asia also includes the company's equity accounted interests in Mumbai-based ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited (26.0%) and Thailand-based Falcon Insurance PLC (40.5%). Reinsurance Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. (OdysseyRe): OdysseyRe underwrites reinsurance, providing a range of property and casualty products on a worldwide basis, and underwrites specialty insurance, primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom, both directly and through the Lloyd's market in London. Insurance and Reinsurance – Other Insurance and Reinsurance – Other includes Group Re, Advent (Advent Capital (Holdings) Ltd.), Polish Re (Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji Spólka Akcyjna), and Fairfax Brasil (Fairfax Brasil Seguros Corporativos S.A.). Group Re primarily constitutes the participation of CRC Reinsurance Limited and Wentworth Insurance Company Ltd. (both based in Barbados) in the reinsurance of the company’s subsidiaries by quota share or through participation in those subsidiaries' third party reinsurance programs on the same terms as third party reinsurers. Group Re also writes third party business. Advent is a reinsurance and insurance company, operating through Syndicate 780 at Lloyd's, focused on specialty property reinsurance and insurance risks. Polish Re underwrites reinsurance in Central and Eastern Europe. Fairfax Brasil writes commercial property and casualty insurance in Brazil. Other This segment includes Ridley (Ridley Inc.), William Ashley (William Ashley China Corporation), Sporting Life (Sporting Life Inc.), Thomas Cook India (Thomas Cook (India) Limited), IKYA (IKYA Human Capital Solutions Private Limited), The Keg (Keg Restaurants Limited (since February 2014)), Praktiker (Praktiker Hellas Commercial Societe Anonyme (since June 2014)), Sterling Resorts (Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited (consolidated since September 2014)), MFXchange (since November 2014), and Pethealth (Pethealth Inc. (since November 2014)). Ridley engages in the animal nutrition business in the U.S. and Canada. William Ashley is a prestige retailer of tableware and gifts in Canada. Sporting Life is a Canadian retailer of sporting goods and sports apparel. Thomas Cook India is an integrated travel and travel-related financial services company in India offering a range of services that include foreign exchange, corporate and leisure travel and insurance. IKYA provides specialized human resources services to primary corporate clients in India. The Keg owns, operates, and franchises a network of premium dining restaurants across Canada and in select locations in the United States. Praktiker is a primary home improvement and do-it-yourself goods retailer in Greece, operating 14 stores. Sterling Resorts engages in vacation ownership and leisure hospitality, and operates a network of resorts in India. MFXchange is a technology company. Pethealth provides pet medical insurance, management software, and pet-related database management services in North America and the United Kingdom. History The company was founded in 1951. It was formerly known as Markel Financial Holdings Limited and changed its name to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in 1987. The company was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 1951.
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