Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market worldwide. The company’s Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites casualty, transportation, property, contract, and environmental coverages for commercial enterprises, including restaurants, contractors, day care centers, apartment complexes, condominium associations, manufacturers, distributors, and environmental consultants and contractors. This segment also provides policies for medical facilities within the social services, miscellaneous healthcare, and long term care markets, as well as to insurance agents, lawyers, miscellaneous professions, employment practices, real estate related accounts, architects, engineers, and accountants. Its Commercial Specialty segment offers general liability, pollution liability, umbrella liability, property, commercial automobile, workers compensation, and surety coverages; and commercial bonds and contract bonds to construction, manufacturing, transportation, energy, industrial equipment, technology, retail, public utilities, healthcare, and service industries, as well as specialty programs and alternative risks solutions. The International Specialty segment provides property catastrophe reinsurance, which covers claims arising from catastrophic events, such as hurricanes, windstorms, hailstorms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires, industrial explosions, freezes, riots, floods, and other man-made or natural disasters. The Syndicate 1200 segment underwrites property, specialty, and non-United States liability insurance. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.