Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has launched its property line for energy risks in the Canadian market.

The company launched its initial property & excess casualty offerings for Canada in May. The new team will provide capacity for a wide range of industry classes in the energy space and will be led by Dan Fitzpatrick, Vice President.

Jim MacKenzie has also been appointed Vice President and will assist with the build-out of this line of business.

Gord Kerr, Senior Vice President, Chief Agent & Canada Branch Manager commented, "We are building a world-class P&C offering in the Canadian market. This latest launch is yet another example of our commitment to provide the most comprehensive coverage for our insureds. Dan and Jim are well known players in the space and I look forward to working with them personally on the build-out of this line."

Prior to joining Allied World, Mr. Fitzpatrick was most recently Regional Vice President for Energy and Technical Risk at Arch Canada. He is a seasoned underwriter with almost 30 years of experience in the industry and holds a degree in chemical engineering from McGill University.

Mr. MacKenzie also joins Allied World from Arch Canada where he was a Vice President for Energy and Technical Risk. He has almost 40 years of varying experience in the industry on both the carrier and broker sides.