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What concerns the Ontario regulator about OSFI’s proposed reinsurance guidelines

October 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

The CEO of Ontario’s new regulator expressed concern Tuesday about the extent to which the P&C insurance industry says it will be required to provide more capital to comply with the proposed new reinsurance guidelines of Canada’s solvency regulator. The

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Ottawa will ‘not be moving forward’ on proposed capital gains tax changes

October 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is not going ahead with changes, proposed in July, that would have eliminated, for some, an exemption from paying income tax on capital gains realized by disposing of shares in small businesses. The lifetime capital gains exemption

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New rating methodology from A.M. Best expected in Q4

September 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A.M. Best Company Inc. expects its new methodology – which will yield five different scores for capital adequacy ratio – will become effective early in the fourth quarter but will not be a “fundamental change” to how the ratings firm

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Global reinsurers’ first-half 2017 results reflect pricing pressure, consolidation expected: Fitch

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurers’ first half 2017 results provide further evidence of continuing pressure on pricing and earnings, Fitch Ratings said in a report released on Monday. “Intense competition among global reinsurers and the abundance of capital invested in the sector mean

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Insurance industry will be “profoundly disrupted” by technological change, global forum hears

June 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry will be profoundly disrupted by technological change, Vincent J. Dowling, Jr., managing partner of Dowling & Partners Securities LLC, told attendees at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)’s Young Professionals’ Global Forum 2017 in London, U.K. on

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OSFI publishes draft 2018 version of Minimum Capital Test for federally regulated P&C insurers

June 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) on Thursday published the draft 2018 version of its Minimum Capital Test (MCT) for federally regulated P&C insurers. The revised guideline, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2018, provides clarification with

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Soft pricing in global reinsurance market to continue for at least the rest of 2017: Fitch

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The soft pricing in the global reinsurance market will continue for at least the rest of 2017, ratings firm Fitch Ratings said in a report released Monday. “We expect premium rates to continue declining, due to large volumes of under-deployed

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Clear, policy-driven Canadian fintech strategy needed: Toronto alliance

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Development of a consistently implemented, policy-driven Canadian fintech strategy focused on fostering innovation is essential and strengthening the fintech ecosystem in the Toronto area should be seen as an imperative for the country’s financial services sector and governments, contends the

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ILS market growth continues in first quarter of 2017, record year possible: Willis Towers Watson Securities

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital grew again in the first quarter of 2017, continuing the trend from last year, the securities division of Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has reported. Willis Towers Watson Securities, the investment banking business of WTW, released

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Global reinsurer capital up by 5% to US$595 billion as of year-end 2016: Aon Benfield

April 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurer capital rose by 5% to US$595 billion at Dec. 31, 2016, according to the latest edition of the Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report. The report, released on Tuesday, highlights trends in property and casualty reinsurance through the analysis

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Swiss Re plans to expand R&D capabilities to efficiently allocate capital into growing risk pools

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re’s stronger focus on and investment in research and development (R&D) to identify risk pools, as well as its move to further leverage technology, seeks to meet the twin goals of facilitating enhanced client support and creating competitive advantage.

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Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers, Lloyd’s and Met Office study confirms

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers when assessing many of their key aggregate risks around the world, confirmed a new report from Lloyd’s, the world’s only specialist insurance and reinsurance market, and the Met Office,