The Crum & Forster companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Crum & Forster Holdings Corp., which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Toronto: FFH.TO).
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|Crum & Forster Holdings Corp.|
|(US$ in Millions; IFRS Basis unless otherwise noted)|
|Gross Premiums Written||$504.8||$512.6||$2,055.0||$1,896.1|
|Net Income (Loss)||($181.4)||$22.1||($72.1)||($2.6)|
|As of 12/31/20161||As of 12/31/2015|
IFRS – International Financial Reporting Standards.
Shareholder’s Equity – A firm’s total assets minus its total liabilities.
Gross Premiums Written – Premiums registered on the books at the time a policy is issued on a gross basis (before deductions of costs, such as reinsurance).
Net Income – Net (loss) income is calculated by taking revenues and adjusting for the cost of doing business, interest, taxes and other expenses.
Combined Ratio – The sum of two ratios: loss ratio and LAE ratio is calculated by dividing incurred losses plus loss adjustment expense (LAE) by premiums earned (the calendar year loss ratio); and expense ratio is calculated by dividing underwriting expenses by premiums written.
Statutory Surplus – An insurance company’s total assets minus its total liabilities, both computed under accounting principles prescribed or permitted by state insurance regulatory authorities.
Total Investments & Cash $4 Billion at 12/31/2016
- High quality portfolio with ample liquidity
- Duration of bond portfolio is 11 years (including cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments)
- Securities rated ‘A’ or higher make up 90% of our fixed income portfolio
- Approximately 28% of municipal bonds are insured by Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp.
- Equity exposure is significantly hedged
- No commercial paper, auction rate securities or securities lending
Financial Strength Ratings
|United States Fire Insurance Company||A||A-|
|The North River Insurance Company||A||A-|
|First Mercury Insurance Company||A||A-|
|Crum and Forster Insurance Company||A||A-|
|Crum & Forster Indemnity Company||A||A-|
|Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company||A||A-|
|Seneca Insurance Company, Inc.||A||A-|
|Seneca Specialty Insurance Company||A||A-|
|American Underwriters Insurance Company||A||A-|
United States Fire Insurance Company, The North River Insurance Company, First Mercury Insurance Company, Crum and Forster Insurance Company, Crum & Forster Indemnity Company, Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company, Seneca Insurance Company, Inc., Seneca Specialty Insurance Company, and American Underwriters Insurance Company are rated “A” (Excellent) with a stable outlook by A.M. Best Company and share a Financial Size Category of Class XIII. The same companies are rated “A-” (Strong) with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s.