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January 7, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Asset managers don’t want hackers attempting to impersonate them. Here’s a golden opportunity to minimize their exposure

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The industry that’s shopping for cyber insurance

October 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers looking for new large cyber accounts might want to knock on doors of companies who look after other people’s money. More than half (55%) of Canadian asset managers surveyed said they intend to purchase insurance to protect themselves against

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Kingsway reports net loss of US$7.9 million in Q2 2017

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Kingsway Financial Services Inc. has reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of US$7.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of US$0.6 million in the same quarter last

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Allianz Group’s Q2 2017 operating profit up 23% due to “improvements in all segments”

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has reported a 23% increase in operating profit for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30 from 2.4 billion euros in Q2 2016 to 2.9 billion euros in the most recent quarter. Total revenues rose 2% to

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Applying blockchain technology could slash US$40 billion in costs for financial services: BIS Research

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Implementing blockchain technology could produce hefty cost savings in the billions of dollars annually for the financial services market, suggests a new report released Friday by Minnesota-based BIS Research. Characterizing blockchain as a revolutionary development, its application “could lead to

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Net income for Allianz Group up 36.5% in Q3 2016 to 1.9 billion euros

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has reported that net income attributable to shareholders climbed 36.5% in the third quarter of this year ending Sept. 30 to 1.9 billion euros, due partly to better performance across its business segments. However, for the nine-month period ending