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Captive Audience

January 3, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Thanks to emerging industries and threats, captives have once again taken centre stage as a popular form of alternative risk transfer

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Data to the rescue

January 2, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Witness to three hard markets, Greg McCutcheon, president of Opta Information Intelligence, tells how advanced analytics can predict the winners and losers in today’s hard market      

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Bright skies ahead

January 1, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Catastrophes have hit Canadian P&C adjusters  hard, causing many to wonder if the industry has  the capacity to handle increasing workloads. Why adjusters see sunnier times ahead

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Jason Storah, Aviva Canada

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Jason Storah, President, CEO, Aviva Canada I find it quite interesting, intriguing and frustrating that auto insurance is so complex in this country. Why is an auto accident treated differently in Quebec, Ontario, B.C., or Alberta? It doesn’t make sense,

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Valérie Lavoie, Desjardins

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Valérie Lavoie, President, Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins General Insurance Group Rising home and auto insurance premiums will be the big issue for the industry again in 2020, driven by the growing frequency and severity of extreme weather events and the

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Carol Jardine, Wawanesa

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Carol Jardine, President, Canadian P&C Operations, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company One of the most important issues facing the industry is the Canadian consumer’s pocketbook. Canadian families have never been more in debt and GDP and wage growth aren’t helping.

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Louis Gagnon, Intact

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Louis Gagnon, President, Canadian Operations, Intact Financial Corporation I see two very important issues for insurance in 2020 — climate change and our ability to adapt; and cyber risk and the increasing need for protection. These challenges create an environment

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Silvy Wright, Northbridge

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Silvy Wright, President, CEO, Northbridge Financial Corporation The industry’s top priority should be helping our customers effectively navigate volatile market conditions. The challenges being faced in both commercial and personal lines are considerable, from rising auto repair costs, required auto

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Rowan Saunders, Economical

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Rowan Saunders, President, CEO, Economical Insurance Insurers across Canada are exploring new ways to embrace digital and improve customer experience in the middle of a hard market. This necessary transformation is the most important issue we face. Within the context

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Martin Thompson, RSA

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Martin Thompson, President, CEO, RSA Canada Disciplined underwriting is the anchor that the P&C industry needs right now. The insurance industry is currently experiencing some pain. Investment returns have been following a general downtrend over the last two decades, from

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Richard Grant, Trisura

December 19, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Richard Grant, Chief Operating Officer, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company Although the insurance industry is constantly evolving, one issue seems to remain on the back burner that I feel ought to be in the forefront — the risk of a mega-catastrophe.

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Executive Outlook 2020 | John Taylor, OMIA

December 18, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

John Taylor, President, CEO, Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA)   This year, we have not only a new year to think about, but a brand-new decade. The start of the last decade was a much different place: the financial world