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Global private companies seem underprepared for cyberattacks: PwC report

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global private companies seem to be more at risk of cyber threats, but less prepared to protect themselves against cyberattacks, according to a new report from professional services firm PwC. Released late last week, the report, titled Undaunted, but underprepared?,

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84% of polled insurance companies planning to make acquisitions in 2017: KPMG International

March 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The lion’s share of insurance companies taking part in a KPMG International-commissioned survey plan to make acquisitions in 2017, with most respondents saying their companies are being driven by need to transform business and operating models. The insurance sector looks

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Global IoT insurance market to reach nearly US$43 billion by 2022: study

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global Internet of Things (IoT) insurance market is estimated to grow dramatically at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65.89% to reach US$42.76 billion by 2022 from 2016, according to a new report from Research and Markets. The

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Record number of M&A deals closed in last two weeks of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A record number of merger and acquisition deals – 72 – were closed in the last two weeks of 2016, compared to just 48 deals for the same period in 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal

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Fourth quarter 2016 M&A deal volumes fall from Q4 2015: Willis Towers Watson

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Deal volumes for the fourth quarter of 2016 so far have fallen to 201 deals compared to 307 in Q4 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM), released on Tuesday. While there is a

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Insurers that carry out a significant acquisition outperform their peers, with the strongest outperformance in North America: study

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance firms that carry out a significant acquisition outperform their peers, with the strongest outperformance seen in North America, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to a new study. Based on analysis from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and the University

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Global insurtech market forecast to grow at compound annual growth rate of more than 10% between 2016 and 2020, new report suggests

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurtech market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 10% between 2016 and 2020, according to a new report from global technology research and advisory company Technavio. The market research report, titled

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SMEs’ cyber risk awareness on the rise: Zurich study

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyber risk awareness among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is on the rise, according to Zurich Insurance Group’s fourth annual global SME survey. The survey found that just 10% of SMEs said that they were too small to be at

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Insurance rates decrease continued to moderate for third quarter in a row: Marsh

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The third quarter of 2016 marked the third consecutive quarter that the rate of decline for global insurance rates has moderated by weighted average, Marsh notes in its newly released Global Insurance Market Index Q3 – 2016. Pointing out that

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78% of global SMEs fear impact of climate change on their businesses: Zurich study

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly four-fifths (78%) of global small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) surveyed by Zurich Insurance Group expected risks associated with climate change to have a significant impact on their business. Zurich’s fourth annual global SME survey, titled Potential effect on business