HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a leading international Specialty Insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland.
The Company’s business philosophy is to maximize underwriting profit while managing risk in order to maximize net earnings and grow book value per share.
HCC has achieved an outstanding record of growth and profitability since its founding in 1974 through creative but careful underwriting, opportunistic expansion of existing lines of business and targeted acquisitions.
The Company’s operations consist of highly rated property and casualty and life insurance companies. HCC’s major domestic and international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of AA (Very Strong) from Standard & Poor’s Corporation, A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., AA (Very Strong) from Fitch Ratings and A1 (Good Security) from Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
HCC underwrites more than 100 classes of Specialty Insurance within five segments:
- US Property & Casualty
- Professional Liability
- Accident & Health
- US Surety & Credit
HCC products and capabilities set the standard for the industry, and many of the Company’s 1,870 employees are industry-leading experts.
Each of the Company’s highly entrepreneurial businesses is equipped to underwrite special situations, companies and individuals, and acts autonomously to deliver effective solutions.
The Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HCC.” With assets of $10.3 billion, and shareholders’ equity of $3.5 billion at December 31, 2012, HCC is well capitalized and well positioned to continue its success.