(Figures in U.S. dollars)
TORONTO, May 1 (Reuters) - Fairfax Financial Holdings FFH.TO said its first-quarter profit jumped six-fold, as the insurance holding company continued to benefit from gains on credit default swaps in its investment portfolio.
Fairfax said net income in the three months ended March 31 was $631.8 million, or $33.78 a diluted share. That was up from $110.9 million, or $5.88 a share, a year earlier. (Reporting by Lynne Olver; editing by Rob Wilson)