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Feature MGAs

Pandemic Prognosis

August 3, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter caught up with Stephen Stewart, president and CEO of Stewart Specialty Risk Underwriting Ltd., who shared his thoughts on the impact of the pandemic on MGAs

Feature Commercial Lines

Withering heights

August 1, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter talked to several commercial lines brokers about the impact of COVID-19 on specialty lines. Hear their tales of withering capacity, new challenges finding D&O insurance, and when to expect growth again

Feature Brokers

Trusted advisors take centre stage

July 1, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter recently surveyed 653 home and auto insurance customers, as well as 159 commercial insurance policyholders, all of whom buy their insurance through the broker channel. We asked them to tell us what they thought about the service they were receiving from their brokers. Here is what they told us…

Feature

Return Migration

June 29, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Throughout Canada, provinces are starting a phased re-opening of the economy (albeit some regions are in more advanced stages than others). Doron Melnick, partner in KPMG’s
people and change advisory services practice, is advising businesses on how to return to the office while the global novel coronavirus remains a threat.

Feature Technology

Operating efficiently during COVID-19

May 9, 2020 Steve Whitelaw, Vice President of Industry and Partner Relations, Applied Systems

How to keep relationships, both internal and external, strong in today’s reality

Feature Brokers

Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

Feature BrokersMergers and Aqcuisitions

Ripple effects

May 7, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

How will the deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson affect brokers in Canada?

Feature Brokers

COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers

Feature Catastrophes

The biggest one

May 5, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the industry will survive a global pandemic

Feature Appointments

Big Moves: Can-Sure founder resurfaces in B.C.’s MGA market

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

P&C veteran Jeff Hart heads up Vailo Insurance Services Ltd., a recently-launched managing general agency

Feature Brokers

Narrowing your focus

May 3, 2020 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In a hard market dominated by large players, small and mid-sized commercial brokerages face an existential choice: Specialize — or risk extinction.

Feature

Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.