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Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario suspends partnership with Aviva Canada

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced on Monday that it is formally suspending its sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada “for the foreseeable future.” IBAO CEO Colin Simpson argued in a media release that “Aviva continues to leverage the

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ILS sector set to gather pace after subdued 2016: Aon study

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is set to gather steam this year, with a record amount of catastrophe bonds to mature in the first half of 2017, according to a new report from Aon Securities. Aon Securities, the investment banking

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Munich Re, Insurance Europe welcome U.S.-EU covered agreement

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re and Insurance Europe are welcoming the successful conclusion of “covered agreement” negotiations between the United States and the European Union. Munich Re said in a press release on Thursday that “finalizing the agreement is an important step to

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AIG, National Indemnity ink reinsurance agreement covering long-tail prior-year commercial casualty

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. said Friday it “expects a material prior year adverse development charge” during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 and that National Indemnity Company (NICO) has agreed to reinsure 80% of losses on certain reserves for

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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

January 20, 2017 Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FARINDOLA, Italy – With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people

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Brexit uncertainties weigh on U.K. insurers but rated entities able to withstand pressure: A.M. Best

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best Company said on Friday that it does not anticipate taking any rating actions as a direct result of plans for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union (EU), “although the cost implications of continuing to

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

January 19, 2017 Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Valentina Onori - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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NOAA and partners develop new regional sea level scenarios to help U.S. communities prepare for risks

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners have developed new regional sea level scenarios for the United States to give coastal communities better and more localized data to help them plan for and adapt to the risks

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Aviva marketing team-branded home, auto insurance to fans of Raptors, Maple Leafs

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada Inc. announced Wednesday it is offering “team-branded” home and auto insurance directly to fans of Toronto’s Raptors and Maple Leafs teams. In a partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Aviva Agency Services Inc. will offer and administer

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Transportation Safety Board calls for ‘reasonable degree of survivability’ in design standards of aircraft emergency locator transmitters

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Tuesday its recommendation from October, 2016 that Transport Canada establish “rigorous crash survivability requirements” for aircraft emergency locator transmitters. TSB released Jan. 17 an investigation report into a fatal helicopter crash that occurred

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Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters top operational risks in the U.S. over the past five years: FM Global

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters have negatively affected operations at companies based in the United States over the past five years, according to a new FM Global-commissioned study on operational risks. The study, titled Finance’s Role in Operational Risk

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Damages claim against provincial energy board a ‘dramatic jurisprudential development:’ Judge

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision leaves “open the possibility that members of a quasi-judicial regulatory board could be sued for damages” by someone accusing that board of violating their constitutional rights, a constitutional law professor told Canadian Underwriter