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MGA market growth beats industry, but weakens with softening rates: Conning

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Growth in the managing general agent (MGA) market last year exceeded that of the total property and casualty market by 32%, according to a new study from global investment management firm Conning. “In 2016, comparable firms in Conning’s MGA database

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California firm Digital Map Products acquires DMTI Spatial

July 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Irvine, Calif.-headquartered Digital Map Products, Inc. (DMP), a geospatial mapping technology and intelligence firm, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired DMTI Spatial from Neopost Canada. The “acquisition of Canada’s market leader in location-based information and data quality expands DMP’s

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Fairfax completes acquisition of Allied World

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, the firms announced Thursday. The deal was valued at nearly $5 billion when it was announced Dec. 18, 2016. All figures are in U.S.

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Wawanesa subsidiary Trimont Financial completes acquisition of Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance from Desjardins Group

July 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, announced on Wednesday the formal closing of its previously announced agreement to purchase Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance (collectively “Western”) from Desjardins Financial Corporation, a Desjardins Group

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‘Significantly more’ than 90% of Allied World Assurance shareholders expected to tender stock for Fairfax merger

July 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG “fully expect” that all closing conditions for the merger with Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited will be met by Thursday, Allied World suggested in Wednesday in a press release. A deadline, for

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CEP Forensic and Sintra Engineering merge to create “Canada’s largest forensic engineering firm”

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CEP Forensic Inc. and Sintra Engineering Inc., eastern and western Canadian forensic engineering providers, have announced a merger to create what they are calling the country’s largest forensic engineering firm. The newly created entity, CEP-Sintra, will have close to one

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Brokers taking the initiative to embrace digital transformation: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

July 4, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Many brokers are taking the bull by the horns and embracing digital transformation, with or without the help of insurers, a speaker suggested last week at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit in downtown Toronto. Greg McCutcheon, president of Markham, Ont.-based

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Cyber-related disruption as business advantage developing in manufacturing sector: Verizon

June 30, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Manufacturing is witnessing a significant hike in internal cyber threat actors linked to nation state schemes to disrupt operations and allow chosen businesses to gain competitive advantage and market share, David Ostertag, global investigation manager for Verizon’s investigative response unit,

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‘All regulatory approvals’ received for Fairfax-Allied World merger but deal still not complete

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced Thursday it now has “all regulatory approvals that are necessary” for it to merge with Swiss insurer and reinsurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG but suggested fewer than 90% of Allied World shareholders

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Gore Mutual Insurance Company to acquire Howard Noble Insurance Limited

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Gore Mutual Insurance Company announced on Wednesday that is has agreed to acquire Howard Noble Insurance Limited, a regional broker in Georgian Bay and Simcoe County in Ontario. Gore Mutual CEO Heidi Sevcik noted in a press release that Noble

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Fairfax-Allied merger offer expires Friday night

June 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Shareholders of commercial insurer and reinsurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG are being urged to accept the offer from Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to buy Allied World shares because the merger agreement initially announced a week before Christmas

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Global acquirers underperformed in the second quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market underperformed in the second quarter of 2017, as Europe M&A bucked the trend and market volatility and economic uncertainty depressed performance in North America and Asia, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest