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When OSFI will reissue proposed draft reinsurance rules

January 21, 2020 by Jason Contant

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) could be reissuing a new draft of its proposed new reinsurance rules “within the next few weeks,” a property and casualty insurance industry veteran predicted last week. “I believe OSFI will

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One ray of light in the hard market

January 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

Despite signs of hardening in certain reinsurance markets, and certainly in the primary market, general third-party liability treaties represents a silver lining in the cloud. “Many general third-party liability treaties are ancillary to traditional property treaties and have generally remained

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What reinsurance renewals on Jan. 1 told us about the market

January 2, 2020 by David Gambrill

Reinsurance renewals at Jan. 1, 2020 reflected an “asymmetrical” market, featuring a mixed bag of rate increases or decreases (depending on the specific business line or territory), as well as significant rate increases in the retrocession markets, according to Guy

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Reinsurer opens shop in Canada

December 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Validus Reinsurance Ltd. has established a branch office in Toronto with Heather Legg as its new chief agent, parent company American International Group Inc. announced Thursday. Legg, currently a senior vice president at Validus, is a former senior executive with

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Why even cyber policies might not cover cyber losses

December 13, 2019 by Jason Contant

Policies that don’t specifically include or exclude cyber losses (“silent cyber”) have long been a concern of insurers, but you’d think a data breach loss would be covered by a cyber policy, right? Not always. The devil is sometimes in

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When OSFI will talk to industry about draft reinsurance rules

November 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The federal insurance regulator – silent during the election campaign on proposed changes to reinsurance – plans to talk to the industry after the holidays, a senior official with the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) said

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Heat Map

November 3, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Reinsurers bore a large portion of the Fort McMurray wildfire losses. Now, they want better data on Canada’s high-risk areas

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OSFI’s ticking time bomb

November 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canada’s solvency regulator and the property and casualty insurance industry are working to defuse a potentially explosive situation – one that could
see global reinsurance capital fleeing from Canada. What will be the outcome of this ticking regulatory time bomb?

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OSFI, industry step back from the brink on proposed new reinsurance rules

October 29, 2019 by David Gambrill

It appears that there has been a proverbial “last-minute call from the governor” regarding controversial new rules proposed by Canada’s solvency regulator as part of its reinsurance review. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has made it

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Large reinsurer to stop writing oil sands business: Memo

October 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Concerns about climate change from human-produced greenhouse gas emissions may have prompted the world’s largest property and casualty reinsurer to stop writing some business for oil sands sites, according to an unverified document obtained by Canadian Underwriter. Facultative reinsurance covers

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How reinsurers benefit from the market turn

October 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

With primary insurance companies seeking higher rates since the beginning of the year, proportional reinsurance programs are benefiting directly from these rate improvements, Joseph El-Sayegh, president and CEO of SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company, told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. In proportional reinsurance,

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Twenty more years of low interest rates? What that and a recession will mean for Canadian P&C insurers

October 4, 2019 by David Gambrill

If P&C insurers are looking to use their investment returns to offset inadequate pricing strategies, Swiss Re has a chilling prediction for them – low interest rates could be with us for another 20 years or longer. Jerome Jean Haegeli,