The Westaim Corporation (Westaim) is a Canadian investment company. The Company is engaged in providing long-term capital to businesses operating primarily within the global financial services industry. Westaim's investment objective is to maximize the intrinsic value of its businesses on a per share basis over the long term. The Company invests, directly and indirectly, through acquisitions, joint ventures and other arrangements, with the objective of providing its shareholders with capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. The Company's investments in private entities at December 31, 2014 consisted of its investment in Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. (HIIG), through Westaim HIIG Limited Partnership (the Partnership). HIIG is a United States-based specialty insurance provider and managing general insurance agent covering risks across the United States and certain global markets.