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Economical Insurance cites wildfire’s impact, net income drops to $17.1 million in 2016 Q2

August 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s worst-ever insured natural disaster – the Fort McMurray wildfire – delivered a hard hit to the underwriting activity of Economical Insurance, contributing to a net income in the second quarter of 2016 of about half the prior-year quarter. Economical

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“Entire new sponsors” will enter insurance linked securities market: Swiss Re

August 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The total value of outstanding insurance-linked securities issuance dropped from $24 billion to $22.3 billion between Jan. 1 and June 30, Swiss Re Capital Markets Corp. said in a report released Thursday, observing that issuance “came to a screeching halt”

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Disputed $25-million product liability claim will not reach Canada’s highest court, for now

August 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada recently announced it will not hear an appeal, from a forestry firm’s captive reinsurance company, of a ruling arising from a disputed $25-million liability insurance claim. This means that an order for a new trial

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Hannover Re sees dip in net income, lower gross written premiums for 2016 H1 compared to 2015 H1

August 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Hannover Re saw net income fall 8.6% to 486.1 million euros for the first half of 2016 from 531.9 million euros in the prior-year half, but remains confident the company is on track to achieve its full-year target of at

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Burnt Offerings

August 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Recovery from the Fort McMurray fire is continuing and will likely do so for some time. But how can stakeholders work together to parlay unprecedented damage and loss into a living, sustainable approach to help better manage wildfire risks? Lessons learned – both old and new – coupled with clear requirements and buy-in from all concerned, could help with realizing concrete benefits in future.