Nexus Specialty Inc. to offer U.S. Admitted Paper Nationally for its Trade Credit Facility

January 6, 2020

New York, USA, 6th January, 2020: Nexus Specialty Inc. part of leading MGA Nexus Group today announces that it has agreed to a wide ranging new program agreement with A rated Crum & Forster that allows Nexus to underwrite their market leading trade credit products on a fully admitted basis in the US.

Nexus Specialty Inc. has been a Lloydtrade credit business, and has now established itself firmly in this domestic market with a strong reputation and a wide broker network predominantly on a surplus lines basis.

Antje Seiffert-Murphy, Head of Trade Credit USA and Canada, Nexus Specialty Inc. said:

book. The uniqueness of the US market, where local competitors mainly place business on an admitted basis, provided us with the challenge to make more inroads into writing small and mid-market business. The qualities and capabilities of Crum & Forster resonate with our philosophy of building long-term strategic partnerships and providing alternative solutions in an ever-changing insurance market.

This exciting new partnership will allow us to achieve a position where we can access the full competitive advantage from our system, as we will be almost unique in combining non-cancellable limits with an underwriting system more prevalent with cancellable limit underwriters.

Daniel Sussman, Senior Vice President with Crum & Forster leading its credit initiatives said: our growing credit-related businesses.

This announcement follows the launch of Nexus Specialty Inc. as a rebrand of Equinox Global Inc. in November 2019 which further enabled Nexus Group to extend its reach and product lines in the US.

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About the Nexus Group

Founded in 2008 and based in London, UK, the Nexus Group is a leading, independent, specialty Managing General Agent (MGA) with a focus on niche insurance classes of business writing almost $500 million of premium in 2019.

Nexus employs over 250 staff and is represented in nine countries: UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, USA, China (Hong Kong SAR) and Malaysia (Labuan FT).

Nexus is focused on delivering a flexible, original and meticulous underwriting service to its broker partners and policyholders on behalf of over 30 insurer partners.

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About C&F

Crum & Forster is a leading national property and casualty insurer, providing specialty insurance products through their admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.

Founded in 1822, Crum & Forster is one of the oldest U.S. insurance companies, and today has more than 2,300 employees across the country conducting business through a network of independent agents, brokers and wholesalers. Crum & Forster has $2.8 billion in gross written premium and is rated

Crum & Forster is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a holding company based in Toronto, Canada which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and the associated investment management.

Crum & Forster is a registered trademark of United States Fire Insurance Company.

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