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Provincial, local governments should consider mandatory hurricane interpretation training: ICLR report

August 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Provincial and local governments should consider mandating compulsory training in the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC)’s severe hurricane interpretation course, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a new research paper. The paper, titled Communicating hurricane risk in Eastern Canada:

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“Clear and direct communication line” needed between insurers and Canadian Hurricane Centre: ICLR

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “clear and direct communication line” should be established between the Canadian insurance industry and the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a research paper released on Thursday. The recommendation was one of

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Wawanesa names Chris Henn as president of U.S. operations

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with a growing presence in the United States, announced on Thursday that Chris Henn has been appointed president of its U.S. operations effective Aug. 31. Prior

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York University launches new online Certificate in Risk Management course

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

York University’s School of Continuing Studies said on Tuesday that it is responding to the “demand for comprehensive risk management training” by launching a new online Certificate in Risk Management course. The three-course online program (Risk Management Principles and Practices;

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Accenture launches “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients accelerate digital transformation

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global professional services company Accenture has opened a new “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients “to turn ideas into innovative applications and solutions with speed and agility.” The Liquid Studio uses rapid development approaches, including agile methodologies and DevOps

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Hub International purchases “certain assets” of Quebec surety broker

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chicago, Ill.-based Hub International Limited announced on Monday that Hub Quebec has purchased “certain assets” from Patrice Varin, through a corporation held by him. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Varin will join Hub Quebec, bringing with him a

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Digital and app users not waiting around, quick to bail on non-responsive service: Australia research

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A huge divide exists between consumer expectations of their digital service experience and what is being delivered, with three-quarters of recently polled consumers in Australia reporting they will stop trying a digital app or service within a minute if it

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Marsh & McLennan Companies appoints John Doyle CEO of Marsh

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) has announced the appointment of John Doyle as chief executive officer of Marsh, effective immediately. Doyle will report to MMC president and CEO Dan Glaser and continue to serve on

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommends organizations provide such disclosures in public annual filings

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) has recommended that organizations provide such disclosures in their mainstream (public) annual financial filings, among other recommendations. TFCD released on June 29 its final report, saying that the task force “believes climate-related

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Incremental disruption in insurance industry “like death by a thousand cuts”: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

June 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry has been very incremental in dealing with disruption and needs a drastic shift from historical analysis to predictive, future risk models, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “You cannot disrupt with incrementalism,”

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Aviva Canada urges Quebec government to maintain 20% ownership limit of brokerages by insurers

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada said earlier this week that is urging the Government of Quebec to maintain the 20% ownership limit of insurance brokerages by insurers in order to “reduce the potential for any conflict of interest and to enhance consumer confidence

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Majority of global financial institutions to ramp up transformation initiatives over next year, Accenture survey finds

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Accenture survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12