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CatIQ enters into agreement with Impact Forecasting to use cat event flood response footprints for Canada

August 11, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Impact Forecasting’s cat event response flood footprints for Canada will be made available as a layer on CatIQ’s CatHUB module. “Aon Impact Forecasting’s Canadian

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Asia records US$11 billion economic loss from heavy flooding in July, western Canada affected by wildfires, severe weather: Aon

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Relentless seasonal flooding that began in mid-June resulted in continued fatalities and damage across parts of Asia in July, causing an estimated US$11 billion in economic losses, according to Impact Forecasting’s latest Global Catastrophe Recap report. On Tuesday, Impact Forecasting,

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Aon plc net income up to US$769 million in Q2 2017 from US$300 million in Q2 2016

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc has reported a net income attributable to shareholders of US$769 million for the three months ending June 30, a drastic increase from US$300 million in the prior-year period. Total revenue increased 4% to US$2.4 billion from US$2.3 billion

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Cat bond issuance in Q2 reaches US$6.38 billion across 20 transactions, easily surpassing Q2 2014 record of US$4.49 billion: Aon Securities

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe bond issuance during the second quarter of 2017 totalled US$6.38 billion across 20 transactions, a new record for quarterly issuance that easily surpassed the previous record of US$4.49 billion set in Q2 2014, Aon Securities said in a new

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Aviva plc reports combined ratio of 98.9% for Canada in H1 2017, up three points from H1 2016

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva plc has reported a general insurance combined operating ratio (COR) of 98.9% for Canada for the first six months of the year ending June 30, up three points from 95.9% in the first six months of last year. For

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Commercial premiums down 15% for AIG

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. reported Wednesday its net income was $1.13 billion during the three months ending June 30 and its Q2 combined ratio in personal insurance improved 5.9 points from last year, but the combined ratio in commercial insurance

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Intact CEO hopes B.C. is ‘starting to think about introducing more competition’ in auto insurance

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine days after Insurance Corporation of British Columbia released a report it commissioned to Ernst & Young LLP on reforming auto insurance, the chief executive officer of Intact Financial Corp. suggested it is “better to have a competitive marketplace” in

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RSA reports combined ratio of 94.8% for first half of 2017 in Canada ‘despite higher large losses’

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RSA Insurance Group plc reported Wednesday that its net premiums written in Canada during the six months ending June 30 were 5% higher, on a constant rate of exchange basis, than in the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, in Canada,

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U.S./Canada division of Marsh sees revenues increase to US$850 million in Q2 2017 from US$804 million in Q2 2016

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Revenue for the United States and Canada division of Marsh increased to US$850 million in the second quarter of 2017 from US$804 million in the same quarter last year, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) reported on Thursday. MMC, whose companies

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Record breaking US$6.3 billion of non-life property cat issuance in Q2 sees ILS reach “critical juncture:” Willis Towers Watson Securities

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance reached a record breaking US$6.3 billion in Q2 2017, continuing the trend from the first quarter of the year, Willis Towers Watson Securities’ said in its latest ILS Market Update, released on Friday. ILS assets

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Aspen reports net income of US$76.8 million for Q2 2017

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited released its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2017 on Wednesday, reporting a net income after tax of US$75.8 million for Q2 2017. Gross written premiums (GWP) in the second quarter of

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Artificial intelligence saw record high investments in Canada in past five years: report

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) attracted US$162 million in investments across 12 deals in the first half of 2017, the highest amount of funding in Canada in the past five years, according to the quarterly MoneyTree Canada Report from PwC Canada and