Colony Specialty Appoints Jeff Canfield to Lead Casualty Business

Colony Specialty Appoints Jeff Canfield to Lead Casualty Business

HAMILTON, Bermuda – September 11, 2018 – Colony Specialty, member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, today announced the appointment of Jeff Canfield to serve as head of Casualty, effective immediately. Canfield succeeds Jim Cornwell, who now serves as SVP of Argo Construction, as announced June 2018. Canfield will report to Ron Vindivich, president of U.S. Excess & Surplus lines division.

“Jeff has proven success in growing the company’s casualty book of business through the use of emerging technologies to enhance traditional excess casualty underwriting,” said Vindivich. “This combined with his strong knowledge of Colony and the E&S marketplace, positions him well for success in this role.”

Canfield previously served as Casualty Excess practice leader for Colony. Before joining Colony in 2016, he served as senior vice president and product line leader of Excess Casualty at Aspen Insurance. Prior to that, he served as profit lines manager for Excess Casualty national accounts at AIG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Richmond in Virginia

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Colony Specialty is one of the leading Excess and Surplus lines carriers in the nation, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Licensed as a non-admitted insurer in 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we have the ability to underwrite with more flexible policy terms and premium rates on a non-admitted basis. We underwrite small, medium and large property and casualty risks on both an admitted or non-admitted basis.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at

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