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Should your clients have a chief security officer on the board?

April 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Your client may or may not not need a chief security officer [CSO] on its board of directors, but cyber risk should nevertheless be high on its radar screen, speakers told insurance professionals Tuesday. “If the board doesn’t say, ‘Cyber

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Auto parts titan nominated to Intact’s board of directors

April 5, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An engineer with “extensive mergers and acquisitions experience” is up for election to Intact Financial Corp.’s board of directors, the property and casualty insurer announced recently. William Young, chairman of the board of Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts maker Magna International

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More vehicle crashes, increased injury payouts and higher vehicle repair costs contributing to proposed rate hike: ICBC

August 15, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A greater number of vehicle crashes, increased injury costs and higher vehicle repair costs are all contributing to the increase in proposed insurance rates for drivers in British Columbia, the province’s Crown corporation responsible for auto insurance said on Monday.

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‘All regulatory approvals’ received for Fairfax-Allied World merger but deal still not complete

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. announced Thursday it now has “all regulatory approvals that are necessary” for it to merge with Swiss insurer and reinsurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG but suggested fewer than 90% of Allied World shareholders

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Federal bill aiming to ‘promote greater shareholder democracy’ tabled in Senate

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A bill proposing to give shareholders the option, under the Canada Business Corporations Act, to vote against corporate directors rather than merely withholding votes – and to abolish bearer shares – was tabled Wednesday in the Senate. Bill C-25 “makes

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IBC board recommends Ontario, Atlantic Canada members voluntarily align home policies to protect innocent co-insureds

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) board of directors is recommending that IBC’s members operating in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces voluntarily align their home insurance policies with other jurisdictions when it comes to protecting “innocent co-insureds.” Current legislation in

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42% of global CEOs have begun digital business transformation: Gartner

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 CEOs around the globe have begun the process of digital business transformation, according to a new study from Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Mark Raskino, vice president

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Intact reports Q1 cat losses of $88 million, aims to double direct-to-consumer business in ‘near term’

April 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corp. recently reported its catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, were $88 million for the first three months of 2017. Toronto-based Intact also says it wants to “double” its direct-to-consumer business in the “mid-term” and is nominating Sylvie Paquette,

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Peter Hancock to resign as president and CEO of AIG, lack of shareholder support cited

March 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group (AIG) announced on Thursday that its president and CEO, Peter D. Hancock, has informed the board of directors of his intention to resign, citing lack of shareholder support. As part of the transition plan, Hancock will remain

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ICBC board finalizes terms of reference for independent review of insurance rates

January 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) Board of Directors (BoD) has finalized the terms of reference for an independent review of the fairness and affordability of basic insurance rates in the province, with the idea being to limit future

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Canada’s energy, utilities sectors should beef up climate change competency: report

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada’s most carbon-intensive sectors are not demonstrating “climate competency” in the boardroom and should be doing so to address climate change issues, suggests a report this week by Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE). “Investors are increasingly

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Supreme Court of Canada to consider scope of corporate directors’ personal liability under oppression remedy claims

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court will hear Tuesday arguments in favour of and against a two-part test – for imposing personal liability on a corporate director for “oppressive” corporate conduct – proposed by a director who was sued for nearly $4.7 million.