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Fairfax reports 2016 combined ratio for insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5%

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has released its most recent financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 ending Dec. 31, reporting a combined ratio for its insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5% on a consolidated basis. This result produced

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Nearly half of global insurers expect to acquire new technologies through M&A in the next three years: Willis Towers Watson survey

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters of global insurers (74%) believe that their sector has failed to show leadership in digital innovation, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) released on Thursday. The report, titled New horizons: How diverse growth strategies

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Belron Canada announces acquisition of vehicle damage repair company Speedy Collision

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Belron Canada has announced the acquisition of Speedy Collision, a network of 24 franchise collision centres located across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Like other retail businesses, the automotive aftermarket service industry is changing as customers are more and more influenced

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Archway Insurance purchases D.R. Hayman Insurance

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Archway Insurance has enhanced its presence in Nova Scotia generally and in Pictou County specifically with the recent acquisition of Stellarton-based D.R. Hayman Insurance. The acquisition, effective Dec. 31, 2016, represents the entry of Archway Insurance – one of Atlantic

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Economical Insurance completes acquisition of Canada’s largest pet insurer

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Mutual Insurance Company announced on Tuesday that is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Western Financial Insurance Company (WFIC) and its flagship brand Petsecure from Desjardins Group. Concurrent with the acquisition, WFIC changed its legal name to Petline

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Chelsea Avondale acquires Max Canada’s Canadian operations

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Chelsea Avondale has acquired MAX Canada Insurance Company, which will continue to serve faith-based and Anabaptist communities under its existing name. Closing Nov. 30, the purchase included the acquisition of all MAX Canada-related operations in Canada, including Mutual Aid Insurance

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The Co-operators acquires Assurance Aubin Insurance Brokers Ltd.

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased Assurance Aubin Insurance Brokers Ltd. The brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance policies, The Co-operators said in a press release. Assurance Aubin has locations in Hearst,

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Archway Insurance purchases H.S. Terris Insurance

October 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Archway Insurance has enhanced its commitment to Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County, where its head office is located, with the purchase of Springhill-based H.S. Terris Insurance. Effective Nov. 1, Amherst, N.S.-based brokerage announced Monday, the acquisition will build on its presence

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire Lloyd’s syndicate Ascot Underwriting for US$1.1 billion

September 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced on Friday that it has signed an agreement with American International Group (AIG) to acquire 100% of Ascot, AIG’s Lloyd’s platform, for a “total consideration” of US$1.1 billion. The CPPIB said in

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Hub International acquires Ontario brokerage Sarjeant Insurance Brokers, second Canadian acquisition in one day

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited announced on Thursday that it has acquired Barrie, Ont.-based Sarjeant Insurance Brokers Limited. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. Hub has acquired the shares of Sarjeant, which specializes in providing property and casualty

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Hub International acquires New Dimensions Underwriters Ltd.

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited has acquired Edmonton-based New Dimensions Underwriters Ltd. The terms of the acquisition of the managing general agency were not disclosed, notes a statement this week from Chicago-based Hub International, which provides property and casualty,

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AIG reaches agreement to sell United Guaranty Corporation to Arch Capital for US$3.4 billion

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its 100% interest in United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) to Arch Capital Group Ltd. for US$3.4 billion, a move in line with AIG’s continuing efforts to streamline operations and better