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Alister Campbell Appointed CEO of The Guarantee

September 25, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

The Board of The Guarantee Company of North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Alister Campbell as CEO of The Guarantee effective September 4, 2012.   As CEO, Alister leads The Guarantee’s continued growth, overall strategy and operations.  Over

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Paul Meinschenk Joins the Simmlands Team as VP, Broker Distribution

September 25, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

Simmlands Insurance Services Ltd., Canada’s premium provider of specialty insurance products, announced today that Paul Meinschenk, an industry veteran and former Executive with Berkley Canada, has joined the Simmlands team as VP Broker Distribution.  In this role, Meinschenk will be

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Brian D. King promoted by Granite Global Solutions to Chair of CKR Global

September 25, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

Ryan Clark, Chairman of the Board, and Murray Wallace, CEO of Granite Global Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian D. King, Chair of CKR Global to an expanded role in the group. In order to increase the

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Peace Hills Celebrates 30 Years in Business

September 20, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

Edmonton – Thirty years ago, Peace Hills Insurance processed its first insurance application. Since then, the Samson Cree Nation’s seedling business venture has continued to grow with an enduring focus on providing a premium product and delivering superior personal service.

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Speakers and sessions announced for A.M. Best Companys 7th Annual Insurance Marketing and Advertising Summit to be held November 7, 2012

September 18, 2012 by A.M. Best Co.

The seventh annual A.M. Best Company Insurance Marketing & Advertising Summit will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. This year’s conference will include presentations by national speakers detailing the strategies

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Aon Benfield Canada: Cat Rates Spiking Sharply [Video]

September 17, 2012 by A.M. Best Co.

Al Pereira of Aon Benfield Canada says at the 2012 ‘A.M. Best Insurance Market Briefing – Canada’ Event, held in Toronto on September 6, 2012, that catastrophe rates have risen considerably due to losses, model changes and a renewed look at

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Insurance Industry and WICC at the Canadian Cancer Societys 2012 Relay For Life [Pics and Video]

September 15, 2012 by WICC (Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade)

The 2012 version of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life featured the largest-ever number of insurance industry participants. The Relay is a tribute to the lives of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Teams of 10 people

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First Monday: Mixed Results in Canada P/C Segment [Video]

September 14, 2012 by A.M. Best Co.

A.M. Best Company’s managing senior financial analyst Greg Williams and Jackie Catrino Lentz, senior financial analyst, explore how the property segment of the Canada P/C industry is lagging behind the auto segment [Video]: http://www.ambest.com

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Assumption Life: Market Prompted Product Pull-Back [Video]

September 14, 2012 by A.M. Best Co.

Robert Moreau of Assumption Life says at ‘A.M. Best Insurance Market Briefing – Canada’ event, held in Toronto on September 6, 2012, that sustained low interest rates led to a decision to pull back on some products with long-term guarantees [Video]:

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A.M. Best Analysts See Canadian Market Adapting [Video]

September 13, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

Whether it’s a move to adjust investment strategies or put more focus on underwriting, A.M. Best analysts at the 2012 ‘A.M. Best Insurance Market Briefing – Canada’ Event, held in Toronto on September 6, 2012, say insurers are shifting amid difficult

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Lethbridge Collision Reporting Centre Open and Ready to Assist Citizens

September 13, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

September 13, 2012 – The Lethbridge Regional Police Service, in partnership with Accident Support Services International, is pleased to announce the new Collision Reporting Centre is now open. The CRC is the first of its kind in Alberta and will

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Co-Operators Group CFO Answers: What are the Top 3 challenges for Canadian P/C Insurers? [Video]

September 13, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter magazine

At the 2012 ‘A.M. Best Insurance Market Briefing – Canada’ event, held in Toronto on September 4, 2012, Bruce West, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Co-Operators Group, spoke with Best’s News Service about what he thought