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Cat bonds with coverage for Canada in the first half of 2017 totalled $2.7 billion: PCS

July 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sponsors completed six catastrophe bonds with coverage for Canada in the first half of 2017, raising $2.7 billion through transactions that included Canada, Property Claim Services (PCS) said in its PCS H1 2017 Catastrophe Bond Report. The first cat bond,

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Insured losses from Tropical Cyclone Debbie reach nearly AU$1 billion: Insurance Council of Australia

June 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from Tropical Cyclone Debbie have reached nearly AU$1 billion as of June 28, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) said on Thursday. As of June 28, insurers had received more than 58,000 claims stretching from North Queensland to

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Specialist Lloyd’s broker now providing regional Canadian brokers with direct access to London liability insurance market

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Servca, the independent international specialist Lloyd’s broker, announced on Thursday that is has expanded its global footprint into Canada. Servca now provides regional Canadian brokers with direct access to Lloyd’s of London specialist products, schemes and carriers, “catering for non-standard

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Customers in driver’s seat, geared up for experimenting with insurance offerings: webinar

June 29, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Customers want to be in the driver’s seat and, increasingly, that is something insurance providers should want as well, Ellen Carney, principal analyst for e-business and channel strategy at U.S.-based research and advisory firm Forrester, suggested during a Centre for

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Majority of global financial institutions to ramp up transformation initiatives over next year, Accenture survey finds

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Accenture survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12

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AIR Worldwide releases probabilistic crop hail model for Canada

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

AIR Worldwide has released what the catastrophe risk modelling firm calls the industry’s first crop hail model to provide stakeholders across the crop insurance value chain with a probabilistic view of the effects of hail on Canadian crops. Currently available

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Global acquirers underperformed in the second quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market underperformed in the second quarter of 2017, as Europe M&A bucked the trend and market volatility and economic uncertainty depressed performance in North America and Asia, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest

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Canadian firms may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness: FICO survey

June 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian firms, particularly those in the telecommunications sector, may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness, according to a recent survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO. For the survey, Ovum conducted telephone interviews

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Canada second most expensive country for data breaches: IBM and Ponemon Institute study

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada was the second most expensive country for data breaches, costing an average of $255 per lost or stolen record in 2017, according to a new report sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Released on Tuesday,

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Canadian building standards meant to guard against fires like London blaze

June 16, 2017 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canadian building standards should theoretically prevent the sort of blaze that engulfed a London apartment tower earlier this week, but at least one expert says flouting those regulations can put people in serious danger. Exterior panelling known as

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Transport Canada issues final rule on electronic stability control for heavy trucks

June 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding Transport Canada’s amendments related to the introduction of electronic stability control (ESC) on commercial vehicles. The CTA said in a press release on Wednesday that the objective of the rule, published earlier this

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Global business leaders cite regulatory risks, disruptive influences and cyber risks as key challenges

June 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada and around the world are being increasingly impacted by risk, with nearly three quarters (72%) of business leaders polled in a recent survey “citing that they believe we are living in a riskier world,” said a new