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Sponsors completed one cat bond of about $600 million with coverage for Canada in Q1: PCS

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sponsors completed one catastrophe bond with coverage for Canada in the first quarter of 2017 (Galilei Re), according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) first-quarter cat bond report released on Wednesday. As it was a large transaction, capital raised by cat

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Risk to U.S. property from severe convective storms as high as from hurricanes: Willis Re

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe convective storms (SCS) posed as much risk to property in the United States as hurricanes between 2003 and 2015, with the average annual loss from SCS amounting to US$11.23 billion compared to US$11.28 billion from hurricanes. So concludes a

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2016 insured losses for Canadian cats reached about $4.9 billion last year – 10 times more severe than 2015: PCS

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from catastrophe events in Canada reached about $4.9 billion last year, nearly 10 times more severe than 2015, the quietest Canadian catastrophe year on record, according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) full-year 2016 review. In 2016, PCS designated

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Combined ratio up 2 points for SCOR

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Paris-based reinsurer SCOR SE released Wednesday its latest financial results, reporting a combined ratio of 93.1% in 2016, up 2 points from 91.1% in 2015. The combined ratio in the most recent quarter was 93.3%, up 1.1 points from 92.2%

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Canadian risk beginning to feature “fairly prominently” in cat bond market: PCS

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian risk has begun to feature “fairly prominently” in the catastrophe bond market, with three cat bonds issued last year, according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) full-year cat bond report for 2016. The report, titled Strong Finish: PCS FY2016 Catastrophe

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Beyond Fort Mac

January 1, 2017 Tom Johansmeyer, Assistant Vice President, PCS Strategy and Development; and Ted Gregory, Director of PCS Operations, Verisk Insurance Solutions

Property Claim Services Canada has designated nine catastrophe events in Canada in 2016. Though most of the $4.9 billion insured loss arose from the Alberta wildfires, the data indicates hail and thunderstorms events are becoming more severe.

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PCS estimates $3.98 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire in final re-survey

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Property Claim Services (PCS) has updated its insured damage estimate for the Fort McMurray wildfire to $3.98 billion, down from its August estimate of $4.67 billion. Of the $3.98 billion estimate, the majority is in personal lines ($2.9 billion), with

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Fort McMurray will hit Canadian’s p&c industry financial results in 2016: A.M. Best

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Current-year financial results for Canada’s property and casualty industry – which were once again strong in 2015 – are expected to take a hit in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire loss, notes a new report from A.M. Best.

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Cat bond issuance so far in 2016 down 15% compared to same period in 2015, Fort Mac reviving talk about unmodelled risks: PCS

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Year-to-date Cat bond issuance was down more than 15% compared to the prior-year period as a result of a usually light third quarter and a less usual quiet second quarter, notes a new report from Property Claim Services (PCS). The

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Fort McMurray wildfire accounts for 98% of H1 insured cat losses in Canada, 29% of PCS-designated North American losses

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Fort McMurray wildfire accounted for 98% of first-half insured catastrophe losses in Canada and 29% of Property Claim Services (PCS)-designated North American cat losses for the period, according to a preliminary estimate from the company. Insurers affected by the

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PCS re-survey estimates $4.67 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses arising from the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire are estimated at $4.67 billion, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services said in a bulletin this week. The wildfire in May was the most expensive natural catastrophe in Canadian history, when

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Nearly $90 million in insured losses from Western Canada thunderstorm system: PCS

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured property damage from a thunderstorm system July 18-20 in Western Canada is pegged, in a preliminary estimate, at $89.06 million, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services unit reported. “In Alberta, thunderstorms brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail primarily