ACE Ltd is the Swiss-incorporated holding company of the ACE Group of Companies founded in 1985. The Company with its direct and indirect subsidiaries provides insurance and reinsurance organization, serving the needs of a diverse group of clients. It offers commercial insurance products and service offerings such as risk management programs, loss control and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products ranging from Directors & Officers (D&O) and professional liability to various specialty-casualty and umbrella and excess casualty lines to niche areas such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability, and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health, and life insurance to individuals in select countries. The Company operates five business segments: Insurance - North American P&C includes the Company's retail divisions: ACE USA (including ACE Canada), ACE Commercial Risk Services, and ACE Private Risk Services, wholesale and specialty divisions: ACE Westchester and ACE Bermuda, Various run-off operations, including Brandywine Holdings Corporation (Brandywine); Insurance - North American Agriculture comprises Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc. (Rain and Hail) and ACE Agribusiness; Insurance - Overseas General comprises ACE International and ACE Global Markets (AGM). ACE International comprises its retail commercial P&C, A&H, and personal lines businesses serving territories outside the U.S., Bermuda, and Canada, and the international supplemental A&H business of Combined Insurance. AGM, its London-based international specialty and excess and surplus lines business, includes Lloyd's of London (Lloyd's) Syndicate 2488 (Syndicate 2488), a wholly-owned ACE syndicate; Global Reinsurance represents ACE's reinsurance operations comprising ACE Tempest Re Bermuda, ACE Tempest Re USA, ACE Tempest Re International, and ACE Tempest Re Canada. The Global Reinsurance segment also includes AGM's reinsurance operations. Global Reinsurance markets reinsurance products under the ACE Tempest Re brand name and provides solutions for small to mid-sized clients and multinational ceding companies including licensed reinsurance capabilities, property and workers' compensation catastrophe, loss-warranty, stop-loss cover, marine and aviation programs; and Life segment comprises ACE's international life operations (ACE Life), ACE Tempest Life Re (ACE Life Re), and the North American supplemental A&H and life business of Combined Insurance. The Company competitors include other stock companies, mutual companies, alternative risk sharing groups (such as group captives and catastrophe pools), and other underwriting organizations. It compete for business not only on the basis of price but also on the basis of availability of coverage desired by customers and quality of service.