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

SINGAPORE, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Active crypto prediction marketplace HedgeTrade launches decentralized exchange and DeFi token for liquidity providers and yield farming earning opportunities.

Steaks Finance by HedgeTrade (CNW Group/HedgeTrade)
Steaks Finance by HedgeTrade (CNW Group/HedgeTrade)

HedgeTrade is pleased to announce a closed-loop DeFi initiative to add new ways to earn tokens in conjunction with its leading crypto social trading platform. 

“Steaks Finance is the realization of everything about DeFi done right — no pre-mine, no investors, and no advisory tokens. Like other DeFi platforms, Steaks is designed to exist in perpetuity on its own, but by integrating with HedgeTrade, we create a closed-loop ecosystem and create a practical application for STEAK tokens,” David Waslen, CEO & Co-Founder of HedgeTrade and Steaks Finance said. “By layering in DeFi models, we will be creating a community-driven ecosystem where you can farm, stake, use, trade, govern, and earn STEAK and HEDG tokens.”

Steaks Finance addresses the need for proper long-term use cases for DeFi tokens — allowing users to do more than provide liquidity and earn a portion of the swap trading fees. With Steaks, users can yield farm STEAK tokens and will eventually yield HedgeTrade commissions as well as vote on how the protocol evolves. Combining these models will make this an unprecedented all-in-one ecosystem.

“With Steaks, HedgeTrade is answering the gaps left by other DeFi initiatives — allowing you to earn beyond farming and trading fees which is by integrating with an already viable platform that allows you to earn both STEAK and HEDG tokens in multiple ways,” Waslen said.

Steaks will distribute future fees from various HedgeTrade business lines into the Steaks platform. For example, commissions generated on HedgeTrade will be distributed to STEAK holders via the Steaks “SteakBar” pool. In that way, the STEAK yield farming will not end, even