Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Date Founded



95 Wellington Street West, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M5J 2N7, CAN

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Other Insurance Services
Insurance Brokerage
Holding Companies
Accounting & Financial Services
Insurance: Property & Casualty

Company Description

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company whose corporate objective is to achieve a high rate of return on invested capital and build long term shareholder value. The company has been under present management since September 1985.

Executives & Employees


Chief Financial Officer & Vice President

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Asia Ltd

President, Odyssey Re Holdings Corp

President, Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd

Vice President & Treasurer

Vice President, International Operations

Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Vice President-Corporate Development

Board of Directors

Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, LLC

Portfolio Manager at Ontario Securities Commission

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at HEES Enterprises, Inc.

Associate at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Member-Governors Board & Principal at Branksome Hall

Director of Research at Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

Former Chief Executive & Operating Officer at RSA Insurance Group Plc

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ventra Group, Inc.

Founder at Templeton & Phillips Capital Management LLC

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Recent Transactions
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OMERS Administration Corp., Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System purchase RiverStone Management Ltd. from Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. purchases Eagle Insurance Ltd.

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. purchases Universalna Insurance Co. PJSC

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Chair, Congressional Investigations Subgroup at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Member at Golden Angels Investors LLC


Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


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