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2018 Outlook: Silvy Wright, President, CEO Northbridge Financial Corporation

January 3, 2018 Silvy Wright

With digital innovation, customers are extracting more value from their insurance partners — and this will only continue to ramp up in 2018. Insurtech startups raised $985 million in 2017 Q2 alone; investments in startups have increased by 36% over

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2018 Outlook: Lynn Oldfield, President, CEO, AIG Canada

January 2, 2018 Lynn Oldfield

As chair of the board of the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC), I see graduating insurance professionals who are educated, committed, and inspiring. Their sacrifice and determination in completing their Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP)

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2018 Outlook: Sean Murphy, President, Lloyd’s Canada

January 2, 2018 Sean Murphy

Most people in the industry anticipate a hardening of the market in 2018, the aftermath of an historic year of natural catastrophes. Some of the first signs of rising rates in the Canadian P&C industry are already starting to emerge.

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

December 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New CEO for Manitoba Public Insurance The Government of Manitoba has announced that Benjamin Graham will become the new president and CEO of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), effective Feb. 1, 2018. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement in a

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Why U.S. brokerage made its first Canadian P&C acquisition

December 20, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group’s technological capabilities and its “unique abilities” in motorcycle and transportation insurance were among the factors that made it an ideal acquisition target for U.S. brokerage NFP Corp., the president of NFP in Canada said Wednesday. Marty

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MGAs launch their own made-in-Canada trade forum

December 19, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A new trade forum for managing general agents (MGAs) has been launched in Canada to help address changes in the market. The Canadian Managing General Agents forum (CAMGA) is an attempt to draw MGAs together and will provide an opportunity

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The insurance industry’s challenge in recruiting forensic engineers

December 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The challenge for the property and casualty insurance industry in recruiting young engineers is that engineers generally want to make things instead of figuring out why things crashed or burned. “We have had a challenging time servicing our clients in

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P&C People: Who’s landed where?

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guarantee Company of North America appoints two members to board of directors The Guarantee Company of North America has appointed Bev Wittmack and Dawn Tattle to its board of directors. Wittmack is a director of JEH Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned

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Are Canada’s risk managers compensated for wearing many hats?

December 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

More than six in 10 (63% of) risk management professionals in the United States and Canada reported performing functions in addition to risk management in their organizations, according to RIMS’ 2017 Risk Management Compensation Survey. One reason why is because

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Working from home? Careful with your client information

December 1, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Brokers need to be mindful of how they protect their clients’ information in the digital age, particularly when they transfer information to and from their office to work remotely from home. “We recognize that the digital era is upon us,

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

November 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IndemniPro shakes up Quebec leadership IndemniPro, an independent claims adjuster, has announced two organizational changes in Quebec. After a 16-year career with IndemniPro, Suzie Godmer, senior vice president of the company’s Quebec and Atlantic Canada regions, has decided to leave

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Broker regulator working on ‘logistics’ of public hearings

November 30, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario officials are “giving some thought” to how they will make disciplinary committee hearings public, RIBO’s chief executive officer said Thursday. “Just because the hearings are required to be held in camera doesn’t mean that we