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43% of companies achieving positive outcomes from digital transformation investments: XL Catlin-sponsored survey

June 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 companies surveyed for an XL Catlin-sponsored study have reported achieving positive outcomes from digital transformation investments, especially those using digital technology at all levels of operations, from supply chains and distribution networks to compliance activities

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Aviva Canada launches second Pitch Day focusing on high potential digital startups

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Following the success of Aviva Pitch Day in 2016, Aviva Ventures announced on Tuesday that it will continue to invest in high potential digital startups around the globe. With $170 million to invest globally over the next four years “in

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Economical Insurance simplifies its business with changes to legal entities

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Insurance announced on Tuesday that it is “migrating to a simpler legal entity structure while continuing to offer a wide range of products and excellent service to broker partners and customers” as it continues its journey to become a

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73% of U.S. businesses believe their organizations are highly protected from cyber threats, but “low cyber IQ” remains: Willis Towers Watson

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of businesses in the United States believe that their organizations are highly protected from attempts by outsiders to gain access to their systems and data, but “low cyber IQ” among employees poses a threat, according to a

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Brokers present ideas for innovative technologies at Aviva Canada’s BrokerTech Launchpad

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Wednesday that it has received its first presentation of ideas from its BrokerTech LaunchPad pilot program, “a program that gives insurance brokers the opportunity to present their ideas for technologies to disrupt, transform and lead the

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Technological change and cyber risk overtake regulation as top risks for global insurers: study

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry’s ability to confront structural and technological changes is now the greatest risk it faces, according to a new survey of insurers and close observers of the sector, released on Tuesday. The Centre for the Study of

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Combined ratio for Canadian insurance industry in Q1 2017 estimated at 101.3%, up from 94.7% in Q1 2016: Baker

May 24, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada saw a 6.6% hike in the combined operating ratio for the first quarter of 2017, from 94.7% in Q1 2016 to 101.3% in the first three months of this year, MSA Research Inc. president and

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IBAC accepting nominations for 2017 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence. The award, named after the IBAC governor, recognizes and celebrates those who are actively involved in the professional development of property

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About half of Canadian small business owners and C-suite execs not confident in secure destruction systems for paper or electronic media: survey

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just over half (53%) of Canadian small business owners (SBOs) and just under half (48%) of C-suite executives don’t feel confident about their current secure destruction systems for paper or electronic media, according to the seventh annual Shred-it Information Security

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Global uptick in CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses, Canada among lowest incidence of dismissals: Strategy&

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An analysis of CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies over the past 10 years shows a marked increase in forced turnovers for ethical lapses, although Canada is among the countries with the lowest incidence of such dismissals.

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Rogers Insurance Ltd. obtains minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc.

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Rogers Insurance Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it will obtain a minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc. The partnership between Calgary-based Rogers Insurance and Victoria, B.C.-based Megson FitzPatrick became effective May 5, Rogers Insurance said in a press release

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Former Marsh & McLennan CEO Duperreault replaces Hancock as CEO of AIG

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. has a new chief executive officer, Brian Duperreault, as of Sunday, the New York City-based insurer announced. Duperreault (pictured right), a former CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., is now also president and director of