HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a specialty insurer with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. The Company underwrite over 100 classes of specialty insurance products in approximately 180 countries through five insurance underwriting segments. The Company�s insurance underwriting segments are United States Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident & Health, U.S Surety & Credit and International. The Company markets insurance products through a network of independent agents and brokers, through managing general agents owned by the company, and directly to consumers. The Company�s investing segment includes consolidated investment portfolio, investment income, investment related expenses, realized investment gains and losses, and other-than-temporary impairment credit losses on investments.