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Feature CatastrophesPersonal Lines

Split Personality

March 2, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Can earthquakes be damaging? Yes. Would a severe quake have an adverse impact on
government, the economy, home and business owners and Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry? Perhaps. So, has everyone taken steps to ensure they have coverage? No.

News CatastrophesInsuranceLegalReinsuranceTechnology

Companies can come to grips with cyber risk, government back-stop may be needed for certain risks: Swiss Re

March 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Concern about cyber resilience is on the rise – as are the potential costs associated with attacks – but insurers and companies should understand steps can be taken to manage the risk, suggests the latest sigma report from Swiss Re

Feature Legal

Charting a New Course

March 1, 2017 Brian Reeve, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

The regulatory regime for reinsurance has become more ambiguous and complicated in Canada. The federal regulator needs to chart a course that strikes a balance between the protection of Canadian policyholders and ensuring a competitive insurance market exists in Canada capable of operating in

Feature CatastrophesClimate Change

Weather-Proofed

March 1, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Community resilience looks to be taking a big step forward with the recent announcement that National Research Council Canada (NRCC) will take into account climate change as part of regular updates to the country’s building codes. The NRCC will conduct

News Commercial LinesEarnings / RatingsInsurancePersonal LinesReinsurance

Berkshire Hathaway reports US$45.9 billion in insurance premiums earned for 2016, up more than US$4 billion from 2015

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has reported insurance premiums earned for 2016 of US$45.88 billion, up from US$41.29 billion in 2015. Omaha-Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway has also reported Insurance-underwriting operating earnings of US$548 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31,

News Commercial LinesEarnings / RatingsInsuranceReinsurance

Combined ratio up 8 points for PartnerRe

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd., which has a Toronto branch office, reported an eight-point deterioration in its combined ratio, from 85.6% in 2015 to 93.6% in 2016, while the net loss in Q4 2016 was US$173.7 million. In addition to reinsurance, Hamilton, Bermuda-based

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Swiss Re reports 2016 net income of US$3.6 billion, P&C Re net income of US$2.1 billion

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has reported full-year 2016 net income of US$3.6 billion, including Property & Casualty Reinsurance net income of US$2.1 billion. Swiss Re said that its net income in P&C Re was US$2.1 billion last year compared to US$3 billion

News CatastrophesCommercial LinesEarnings / RatingsInsurancePersonal LinesReinsurance

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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Fairfax reports 2016 combined ratio for insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5%

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has released its most recent financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 ending Dec. 31, reporting a combined ratio for its insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5% on a consolidated basis. This result produced

News CatastrophesCommercial LinesEarnings / RatingsInsurancePersonal Lines

Co-operators General Insurance Company net income $128.8 million in 2016 Q4, up from $103.3 million in 2015 Q4

February 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The consolidated net income for Co-operators General Insurance Company increased for the fourth quarter of 2016 over the same quarter in 2015, but net income for 2016 decreased from 2015. The Co-operators has posted net income of $128.8 million for

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeCommercial LinesEarnings / RatingsInsurancePersonal Lines

AIG sees net loss of about US$3 billion in 2016 Q4

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has posted net losses for both the full year and the fourth quarter of 2016, but company president and CEO Peter Hancock reports that actions taken last year will help “dramatically reduce uncertainty and deliver

News Earnings / RatingsInsuranceReinsurance

Loss ratio up 1.4 points for Arch Capital

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Arch Capital Group Ltd. reported Monday a combined ratio of 99.4% in insurance during the last three months of 2016 due in part to Hurricane Matthew, while net favorable development, due in part to better than expected claims emergence in