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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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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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New president and CEO announced for CNA Canada

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CNA Financial Corporation announced on Tuesday the appointment of Nick Creatura to president and chief executive officer of CNA Canada. Creatura will be responsible for “executing profitable growth strategies” for the global insurer’s Canadian operations, CNA said in a press

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Sharing economy not fully served by insurance industry, but opportunity is there: Kovacs

April 9, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The sharing economy is not fully served by the insurance industry right now, but the opportunity is there, Paul Kovacs, founder and executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, said on Thursday at the CIP Society Symposium 2017.

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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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Global insurance CEOs concerned about skills shortages and related pace of technological change: PwC survey

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance CEOs have the biggest concerns in the financial services industry over skills shortages and the related pace of technological change, according to a new survey from PwC. The survey, titled Ahead of the curve: Confronting the big talent challenges

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CEOs “particularly” anxious about data breaches: PwC survey

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly one in four chief executive officers surveyed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers “strongly agree” that how their firms manage people’s data will “differentiate” their companies. “CEOs are particularly anxious that breaches in data security and ethics, and IT outages and disruptions could

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Economic crime in global financial services sector has increased, despite compliance investments: PwC

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite “significantly increasing investment in compliance and being continuously under the scrutiny of regulators,” economic crime in the global financial services sector has increased slightly, showing new thinking is needed to make investment in compliance deliver more value and tackle

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Executives want insurance decision-making to be faster: PwC report

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Executives want decision-making to be faster, especially in insurance, banking and healthcare, according to a report released earlier this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The 2016 Big Decision Survey, released on Monday, focused on how enterprises around the world, including Canada,

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Federal government announces investment in unmanned aircraft systems range in Alberta

June 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday an investment of $300,000 to support the development of an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) range for training and field testing in the southeastern Alberta farming village of Foremost. Navdeep Bains, the Minister of

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Disruption in financial services demands executives are able to identify imminent threats, opportunities

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Chief information officers (CIOs) and other executives in financial services must be able to identify the imminent threats and opportunities that will be affecting their operating model, human capital approach, ability to innovate and ability to execute, notes a new

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Global market for business services using drones valued at more than US$127 billion: PwC

May 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at more than US$127 billion, according to a report released earlier this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The “drone revolution” is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking, PwC said