Crum & Forster (C&F), a commercial P&C products provider and part of the Fairfax Financial Holdings group of companies, has made several management changes in its specialty lines operations.

The move follows C&F’s recent acquisitions of First Mercury Financial, Valiant Insurance and American Management Corporation (AMC).

As part of changes, First Mercury’s CEO and chairman Richard Smith, has assumed the responsibility for C&F’s combined E&S casualty capabilities, now operating under the CoverXSpecialty name, as well as the role of vice chairman of C&F.

Ted Camp, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of First Mercury, will manage day to day operations of this group.

Following the acquisition of AMC, Steve Strange will continue his role as president of AMC under the leadership of Marc Adee, president of C&F’s Fairmont Specialty Group, which will include over $150m of gross premiums written in the energy and other specialty casualty businesses.

Gary Dubois, formerly president of Valiant Insurance, will oversee a combined management and professional liability unit for C&F with approximately $60m in gross premiums written.

In addition, Dubois has assumed the role of president for C&F’s Seneca Insurance group.