Founded in 1995 as Benfield & Rea Investment Trust (BRIT), it is a general insurance and reinsurance international company specializing in commercial insurance. In 1996, BRIT acquired Stewart Syndicates Limited and then bought Wren PLC in 1999, after which it relisted as Brit Insurance Holdings PLC on ceasing to be an investment trust.

In May 2015, it was acquired by Fairfax Financial, a Canadian insurance group that engages in investment management, casualty and property insurance, and general reinsurance through its subsidiaries.

BRIT is located in London, UK, with its headquarters there as well. It has offices in North America, Asia, and Europe. It has specialized in insurance and reinsurance, where its focus is on underwriting complex risks in energy and property and casualty businesses. BRIT has a high influence in the insurance industry with a large and diverse portfolio in the Lloyd’s of London, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange as Brit Insurance Holdings PLC.

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