TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) officially brings together its Canadian and U.S. specialty capabilities under a single brand: Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. Unifying its specialty operations under one brand represents the full integration of this growing segment of Intact’s portfolio and its commitment to being a leader in the specialty lines marketplace.

“Our commitment to building a world-class specialty insurance provider takes an important step forward today as we bring the Intact brand to the U.S.,” said Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation. “We see strong future growth potential in our specialty lines business given our team’s expertise and our robust solutions for Canadian, cross-border and U.S. customers and brokers.”

The U.S. businesses had previously operated under the OneBeacon Insurance Group and The Guarantee Company of North America brands in the U.S., following the 2017 and 2019 acquisitions of these specialty companies, respectively. 

“This is an exciting day for us in the U.S. and our teams in Canada, as we officially move forward as Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions,” added Mike Miller, President, U.S. Operations and Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. “The entire North American specialty team looks forward to continuing to provide our customers and brokers with our hallmark specialized products and services, backed by the strength of the Intact brand.”

The combined Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions brand features over 20 specialty focus areas, including nine that serve both Canadian and U.S. customers. It is a market-leading provider of certain lines of business, including being the sixth largest provider of surety bonds in North America.

Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions’ underwriting companies offer a broad range of specialty insurance products through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies throughout North America. Each business is

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) officially brings together its Canadian and U.S. specialty capabilities under a single brand: Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. Unifying its specialty operations under one brand represents the full integration of this growing segment of Intact’s portfolio and its commitment to being a leader in the specialty lines marketplace.

“Our commitment to building a world-class specialty insurance provider takes an important step forward today as we bring the Intact brand to the U.S.,” said Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation. “We see strong future growth potential in our specialty lines business given our team’s expertise and our robust solutions for Canadian, cross-border and U.S. customers and brokers.”

The U.S. businesses had previously operated under the OneBeacon Insurance Group and The Guarantee Company of North America brands in the U.S., following the 2017 and 2019 acquisitions of these specialty companies, respectively. 

“This is an exciting day for us in the U.S. and our teams in Canada, as we officially move forward as Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions,” added Mike Miller, President, U.S. Operations and Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. “The entire North American specialty team looks forward to continuing to provide our customers and brokers with our hallmark specialized products and services, backed by the strength of the Intact brand.”

The combined Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions brand features over 20 specialty focus areas, including nine that serve both Canadian and U.S. customers. It is a market-leading provider of certain lines of business, including being the sixth largest provider of surety bonds in North America.

Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions’ underwriting companies offer a broad range of specialty insurance products through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies throughout North America. Each business is

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that Louise Kidd has joined its growing European team as Head of Third Party Lines in Ireland.

“As our Irish team continues to expand, we are delighted to have Louise leading our efforts to bring proven underwriting acumen and service to the third-party risks of customers throughout Ireland,” said Hilary Browne, Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty, UK & Europe. “Her deep expertise in both Executive & Professional and Casualty Lines will fuel our ongoing growth and lasting partnerships with customers and brokers in the region.”

Louise comes to BHSI with nearly two decades of industry experience with a focus on third-party lines. She was most recently Financial Institutions and Commercial Professional Indemnity Underwriting Manager for AIG in Europe. Prior to that she held various positions including Head of Financial Lines Ireland. She holds an honours degree in Financial Services from John Moore Liverpool University and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Louise is based in BHSI’s Dublin office and can be reached at [email protected]

In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) trades under Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI) and Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL). BHEI, is an Irish domiciled Designated Activity Company, Registration Number 636883 and Registered Office at One Grant’s Row, Dublin D02 HX96. BHEI is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSIC), a Nebraska USA domiciled corporation, which provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance, and is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), an incorporated England and Wales limited liability company, Registration Number 3230337 and Registered Office at 8 Fenchurch Place, 4th Floor, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom.