ArgoGlobal SE, a subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings has received approval from Spain and France regulators to carry out underwriting businesses through their branches.

ArgoGlobal SE will now provide primary and excess insurance throughout the European Union through branch offices in Barcelona and Paris, the firm said.

ArgoGlobal SE emerging markets managing director Nigel Mortimer said the company presence in Malta provides it with ideal access to markets throughout the European Union.

"With the branch approval process now complete, our clients will have easier access to our underwriters in three key commercial centers serving our European markets," Mortimer added.

ArgoGlobal SE provides professional and management liability coverages for both private and public companies and its portfolio of products includes a full suite of directors’ and officers’ (D&O) products.

An underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market, Argo Group International Holdings offers a comprehensive suite of products and services to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses.