Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. is a financial services holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, which engages in property and casualty insurance, conducted on a primary and reinsurance basis. It operates through five segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, Insurance to Reinsurance, Runoff and Other. The Insurance segment comprises of Crum & Forster and Zenith National, which is a national commercial property and casualty insurance company in the U.S. writing a broad range of commercial coverages. The Reinsurance segment provides property and casualty products on a worldwide basis and underwrites specialty insurance in the U. S. and in the United Kingdom. The Insurance to Reinsurance segment comprises of Group Re, Advent, Polish Re and Fairfax Brasil, which focuses on third party business and also focused on specialty property reinsurance and insurance risks. The Runoff segment comprises of nSpire Re, which includes consolidated investment and liquidity management services. The Other segment comprises of Ridley, William Ashley, Sporting Life and Prime Restaurants, which engages in the animal nutrition business and operates in the U.S. and Canada. Fairfax Financial Holdings was founded by Vivian Prem Watsa in 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.