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2018 Outlook: Heidi Sevcik, President, CEO, Gore Mutual Insurance Company

January 2, 2018 Heidi Sevcik

The pace of change in the property and casualty market remains faster than ever before, increasing the need for cooperation and innovation in 2018. The increasing frequency of severe weather events emphasizes the importance of the industry and governments working

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Economic losses top US$300 billion in 2017

December 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2017, at more than US$130 billion, were more than double the average of the previous 10 years, and more than US$90 billion in losses is probably from three hurricanes alone, Swiss Re said Wednesday.

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Insurers, society face irreversible climate change: reinsurance board exec

December 19, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Wildfires that hit British Columbia earlier this year and that continue to affect California are among the effects of climate change, says Karen Gavan, former CEO of Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical Insurance. “Literally California has been burning all fall,” said Gavan,

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‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

December 18, 2017 The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Firefighter Mark Stephenson says he can’t drive through Fort McMurray without being brought back to May 2016. That’s when, in the thick of battling a ferocious wildfire that destroyed 10 per cent of the northern Alberta

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New business consulting firm offers more choice in Canada for P&C industry

December 8, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

RSM, a global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has announced the launch of RSM Canada with an office of about 300 professionals in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. Harry Blum will serve

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Catastrophes likely to have “muted” effect on Canadian reinsurance pricing

December 4, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Reinsurance rates in Canada will likely not decrease and there may be some “upward movement in certain regions” following the historically massive catastrophes in the third quarter, MSA Research president and CEO Joel Baker suggested Monday. The catastrophes – including

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What OSFI expects insurers to know about reinsurance

November 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

While the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) expects federally regulated insurers (FRIs) to comply with its guideline on reinsurance, it realizes that “this guidance was not always well-understood by the industry and [has] identified opportunities to clarify

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Will nat cats increase product pricing in Canada?

November 28, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Increases in natural catastrophes and the price of reinsurance could also drive up the price of insurance products in Canada, the federal financial regulator said Tuesday. “Our concern is in the longer run, we’ll see increases in the price of

Feature Reinsurance

Part of the Whole

November 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global natural catastrophe story for 2017, one that could tell the tale of the largest related losses in history, shows how interconnected each country’s reinsurance market is to the global whole. Reinsurers operating in Canada are advised that, this time around, being part of the whole may demand rethinking risk, pricing and partners.

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P&C job losses of 30-40% within 10 years: RSA Canada CEO

November 15, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Technological automation is going to significantly change the composition of Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry, reducing the workforce by up to 40% within the next five to 10 years, predicts RSA Canada president and CEO Martin Thompson. Speaking at

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New Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Underwriter as veteran journalist David Gambrill returns

November 13, 2017 Canadian Underwriter

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Business Media Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gambrill as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Underwriter. “David is an award-winning writer and editor who’s arguably Canada’s most experienced and knowledgeable insurance journalist,”

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Hannover Re records Group net income of 549 million euros in Q3 despite substantial nat cat losses

November 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hannover Re reported on Wednesday a Group net income of 548.9 million euros for the third quarter of the year ending Sept. 30, despite an above-average burden of catastrophes losses. The Group net income was down from 791.9 million euros