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AXA XL brings in new Canadian country manager

December 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Renato Rodrigues is AXA XL’s new country manager for Canada, the Paris-based insurer announced Wednesday. Rodrigues (pictured), who previously led AXA XL’s Latin American insurance business, will be moving to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil, once the COVID-19 restrictions enable

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AXA XL names new chief agent

November 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Glen Hopkinson is now interim country manager in Canada for AXA XL Insurance. Urs Uhlmann had been AXA XL’s Canadian country manager from 2018 until this past October. On his LinkedIn profile, Uhlmann reports he is now “open for exciting

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Where The Guarantee Company’s CEO landed after Intact acquisition

November 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Stephen Ruschak, who led The Guarantee Company of North America at the time it was acquired by Intact Financial Corp., is now working for Arch Capital Group Ltd. Bermuda-based Arch Capital announced Tuesday that Ruschak is now executive vice president

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Who’s heading Fairfax’s effort to improve opportunities for the Black community

November 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Craig Pinnock, chief financial officer of Toronto-based Northbridge Insurance, is heading the Black Initiatives Action Committee for Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., Northbridge’s corporate parent. The Black Initiatives Action Committee has one representative of the Black community from each of the

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New CEO for Manitoba government auto insurer

November 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Manitoba Public Insurance has hired Eric Herbelin, a former senior strategist for Zurich Insurance, as its new CEO, effective Jan. 4. Herbelin worked in Switzerland for Zurich from 2001 through 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile. MPI announced Herbelin’s appointment

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How solvency risk has changed since the days of the eight-track tape

October 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When Bob Tisdale started his career about 40 years ago, insurers were more likely to get into financial trouble. “When I first started in this industry in the early days, I was doing commercial underwriting and there were a lot

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Meet the new Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies president

October 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically reducing the frequency of in-person meetings, the new president of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) plans to meet online with each member to hear their concerns. “I am mapping out a plan

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Chubb names new president for Canada; Moore retiring

October 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial insurer Chubb Canada is about to get a new president. Ellen Moore is retiring at the end of this year, Chubb announced Thursday. “I want to thank Ellen for the exceptional contributions she’s made during her 40 years at

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Continuity during COVID: Executive of national broker association stands pat

October 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe, vice president of commercial lines for Wedgwood Insurance, is staying on for another year as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. IBAC held its annual general meeting Sept. 23. IBAC announced Monday that its 2019-20 executive

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Fairfax welcomes back former Canadian governor general to its board

October 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced Monday that former Governor General of Canada David Johnston is back on its board of directors. Johnston had to step down from the Fairfax board when he became Governor General of Canada in 2010, the

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Doubling down on specialty

October 2, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Bernard McNulty, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s new chief agent for Canada, explains the impact of the pandemic and what changes may be in store

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Guy Carpenter names new head of Canadian operations

August 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

Peter Askew has been named president and CEO of the Canadian business of global reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Company LLC, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Effective immediately, Askew will be responsible for Guy Carpenter’s reinsurance broking activities