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Argo Group

NYSE: ARGO is an underwriter of specialty insurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

Argo Group's insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated 'A-' (Excellent) and Argo's U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong).

Our Footprint

As a leading global specialty underwriter, we do business around the world and continue to set up new operations.

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COUNTRIES WITH ARGO OFFICES

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COUNTRIES WHERE ARGO WRITES RISK

1,306

EMPLOYEES SPEAK 19 LANGUAGES

Listed on the NYSE

On May 7, 2018, Argo Group transferred the listing of its shares from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the New York Stock Exchange.

Helping People and Businesses Succeed

Argo Group began as Argonaut Insurance Exchange 70 years ago in California, specializing in underwriting workers’ compensation. See how Argo has evolved into an internationally recognized specialty insurer of clients around the world.

1948 Argonaut Insurance Exchange Launches
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1948
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Argonaut Insurance Exchange Launches

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On August 6, Argonaut Insurance Exchange receives its certificate of authority. The company operates from a single room in the Merchants Exchange Building in San Francisco.

1957 Argonaut Insurnace Company Forms
1957

Argonaut Insurance Company Forms

All policyholders of the original exchange become shareholders in the new Argonaut Insurance Company.

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1957
1957 Argonaut Insurance Medal

Argonaut Insurance Company Forms

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All policyholders of the original exchange become shareholders in the new Argonaut Insurance Company.

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1961
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Argonaut Life Insurance Company Created

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The subsidiary Argonaut Life Insurance Company is created. It offers a policy in which premium payments are back-end loaded.

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1969

Acquisition by Teledyne

Argonaut is acquired by Teledyne Inc., which also acquires Great Central Insurance Company and operates both as autonomous subsidiaries.

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1969
Acquisition by Teledyne

Acquisition by Teledyne

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Argonaut is acquired by Teledyne Inc., which also acquires Great Central Insurance Company and operates both as autonomous subsidiaries.

1986 Argonaut Group Inc. Forms
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1986
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Argonaut Group Inc. Forms

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Teledyne Inc. spins off Argonaut Insurance Company and Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company into a newly formed holding company named Argonaut Group Inc.

NASDAQ Listing

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Argonaut joins the Nasdaq National Market (Nasdaq: AGII).

2000 Background
2000

Trident Insurance Services Created

Trident Insurance Services LLC is founded to write commercial insurance for governmental entities, municipalities and other public entities.

Mark E. Watson III Named CEO

Mark E. Watson III, who became an investor in the company in 1998 and a director in 1999, becomes president and chief executive officer.

2000
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Trident Insurance Services Created

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Trident Insurance Services LLC is founded to write commercial insurance for governmental entities, municipalities and other public entities.

Mark E. Watson III Named CEO

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Mark E. Watson III, who became an investor in the company in 1998 and a director in 1999, becomes president and chief executive officer.

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2001
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Relocation to San Antonio

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Argonaut relocates its corporate office to San Antonio to take advantage of a qualified and quickly growing workforce.

Colony Group and Rockwood Casualty Acquired

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Argonaut purchases The Colony Group and Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company from Front Royal Inc.

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2002

Fulcrum Insurance Company Assets Acquired

Argonaut acquires renewal rights of Fulcrum Insurance Company, an excess and surplus lines underwriter.

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2002
Fulcrum Insurance Company Assets Acquired

Fulcrum Insurance Company Assets Acquired

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Argonaut acquires renewal rights of Fulcrum Insurance Company, an excess and surplus lines underwriter.

Grocers Insurance Company Acquired
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2004
Grocers Insurance Company Acquired

Grocers Insurance Company Acquired

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Argonaut acquires Grocers Insurance, which partners with independent grocers to offer expert risk management solutions.

2005

Argonaut Specialty Established

Argonaut Specialty is established to offer surplus lines coverage to slightly larger accounts than Colony.

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2005
Argonaut Specialty Established

Argonaut Specialty Established

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Argonaut Specialty is established to offer surplus lines coverage to slightly larger accounts than Colony.

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Rebrands as Argo Group
2007
2007 Argo International

Grocers Insurance Company Acquired

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Argonaut acquires Grocers Insurance, which partners with independent grocers to offer expert risk management solutions.

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2008

Argo Surety Established

Argo Group enters the surety insurance market by launching Argo Surety.

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2008
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Argo Surety Established

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Argo Group enters the surety insurance market by launching Argo Surety.

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2010
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ARIS Title Insurance Corporation Acquired

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Argo Group acquires ARIS Title Insurance, which underwrites title insurance for international fine art and collectibles.

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2011

Argo Seguros Opens

Argo Seguros, which specializes in property and casualty underwriting, opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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2011
Argo Seguros Opens

Argo Seguros Opens

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Argo Seguros, which specializes in property and casualty underwriting, opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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2014
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Argo International Becomes ArgoGlobal

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Argo International is rebranded as ArgoGlobal, establishing ArgoGlobal Asia and a local presence in Singapore.

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2017

Ariel Re Acquired

Argo Group purchases global underwriter Ariel Re.

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2017
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Ariel Re Acquired

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Argo Group purchases global underwriter Ariel Re.

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2018
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Ariscom Acquired and Rebranded

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Italian specialty insurer Ariscom is acquired and rebranded as ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni S.p.A.

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2018

NYSE Listing

Argo Group transfers its stock listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARGO) to reach a broader base of global investors.

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2018
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NYSE Listing

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Argo Group transfers its stock listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARGO) to reach a broader base of global investors.

2019 Kevin Rehnberg
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2019
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Kevin j. Rehnberg named CEO

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Kevin J. Rehnberg, who served as the president of the company’s U.S. Operations from 2013 to 2019, becomes director and chief executive officer.