ARIS Title Insurance Corporation (ARIS) is a title insurance company domiciled in the State of New York and licensed by the New York Department of Insurance. ARIS serves the art market and related businesses in the fiduciary banking, legal, museum and non-profit communities. ARIS developed the field of art title insurance and offers the world's first and only title insurance for art and similar tangible personal property, the ATPI® title insurance policy. ARIS title insurance assists museums, auction houses, financial institutions and individual collectors to mitigate the direct financial and tax consequences, the broader professional or directors and officers liability consequences, and the public relations exposures associated with legal title when transacting art and other important collectibles traded in the global art market.
ARIS brought ATPI® title insurance to the market in mid-2006. On November 10, 2010, ARIS became a member of the Argo Group (Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII)), when it was acquired by Argo Group US, Inc. Argo Group is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of its customers around the world.
As a member of the Argo Group, ARIS operates as a separate statutory insurance company and mono-line title insurance underwriter in tandem with Argo Group's full line of products and services across four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, Reinsurance, and International Specialty. Argo's principal insurance subsidaries are A.M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent) (third highest rating out of a 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong) with a stable outlook.
For financial and other information about Argo Group, please visit www.argolimited.com.