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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,

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Mutual insurers seeing revival in recent years: Swiss Re sigma report

August 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Mutual insurers’ share of the overall insurance market increased from 24% of direct premiums written in 2007 to just over 26% in 2014, reversing some of the declines of previous decades, according to Swiss Re’s latest sigma report. Released on

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Canadian insurance industry looking to partner with government to establish new capital framework for managing earthquake risk: CIFF speakers

May 27, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

There is a need to formalize the role that government can play in helping to manage the financial impact of a “mega cat,” speakers suggested on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF) in Toronto. “We are well-capitalized for

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Global reinsurance profits to decline on soft market conditions: Fitch

May 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurance sector profits will fall below 2015 levels this year due to increasing pressure in underwriting and investment results as well as diminishing opportunities to deploy capital, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. While the reinsurance sector

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Traditional reinsurance capital dropped 3.5% in 2015 from 2014: Willis Re

April 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

2015 saw a 3.5% reduction in traditional capital dedicated to reinsurance, down US$13 billion from US$370 billion at year-end 2014, according to the latest Reinsurance Market Report from Willis Re, the reinsurance business of global advisory, broking and solutions company

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OSFI working on new capital guideline for mortgage insurers, amendments to guidelines for corporate boards

April 18, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Officials with Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions are working on a “wide range of amendments” to its guidelines for corporate boards of directors, as well as a new capital guideline for private mortgage insurers, OSFI’s deputy superintendent

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Reinsurance market has ‘awful lot of choice for buyers:’ Aon Benfield Canada CEO

April 13, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There has been “very little impact,” on brokers and cedents, from recent mergers and acquisitions in the reinsurance industry, a speaker suggested Wednesday at Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Financial Affairs Symposium. “I think, a little surprisingly, to date there has

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Global reinsurer capital down 2% in 2015 relative to 2014: Aon Benfield

April 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurer capital stood at US$565 billion at Dec. 31, 2015, a reduction of 2% relative to the end of 2014, according to the latest edition of the Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report. Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and