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Hartford board rejects unsolicited takeover offer from Chubb

March 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced Tuesday its board of directors is not in favour of a US$23 billion takeover offer from Chubb Limited. Both Chubb and Hartford own Canadian property and casualty commercial insurers. Zurich, Switzerland-based Chubb announced

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Hartford ‘carefully considering’ proposed $23-billion merger with Chubb

March 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Chubb Limited is offering to buy The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. for about US$23 billion. Chubb and Hartford each own property and casualty commercial insurers in Canada. Chubb is based in Zurich, Switzerland, while Hartford is based in the

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How much Chubb predicts COVID could cost the industry

February 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

COVID-19 could ultimately cost the global property and casualty insurance industry somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$75 billion in claims, Chubb Limited CEO Evan Greenberg suggested Wednesday. Zurich, Switzerland-based Chubb released its financial results for 2020 on Tuesday. During a

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Chubb names new president for Canada; Moore retiring

October 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial insurer Chubb Canada is about to get a new president. Ellen Moore is retiring at the end of this year, Chubb announced Thursday. “I want to thank Ellen for the exceptional contributions she’s made during her 40 years at

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No layoffs in Canada for this Top 5 liability insurer

April 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Despite the massive disruptions from COVID-19, commercial insurer Chubb Limited is promising no layoffs in Canada. “Concerning our no-layoff pledge, we want our 33,000 employees around the globe to be assured that their jobs are secure at this difficult time,”

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Court sides with insurer in disputed marine cargo claim

September 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A large Canadian manufacturing multinational has lost a legal battle, although not necessarily the war, with Chubb Insurance Company of Canada over a marine coverage dispute. It started in 2013 when Cambridge, Ont.-based ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. sold machinery

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Why this marine cargo claim ended up in Canadian court

November 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Can a marine cargo policy cover damage to goods when they are transported thousands of kilometres by truck? This question will likely be considered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A disputed claim – under a marine cargo policy

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Insurer CEO explains why Lloyd’s model must adapt

October 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If the Lloyd’s insurance business model is going to survive, it needs to adapt to today’s digitized world, suggests the chief executive officer of a large global insurer. “The Lloyd’s marketplace is important to the industry but it has longer

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Why this insurer is ‘shrinking’ its D&O liability business

October 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Lawsuits arising from corporate mergers and acquisitions and “creative theories of liability” are reducing Chubb Limited’s appetite to insure directors’ and officers’ liability. Since 2016, there has been an increase in the frequency of lawsuits against directors and officers, said

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New Allianz head of global liability has Canadian roots

October 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ciara Brady, who previously worked in Toronto for both Swiss Re and Chubb, becomes head of global liability for Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty effective Jan. 1, AGCS announced Tuesday. Brady will work out of Zurich and succeed Michael Hohmann

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Chubb takes stand on sacrificing market share to maintain underwriting profit

April 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Chubb Ltd. is willing to lose customers if they are not willing to pay higher prices for insurance. “We sacrifice market share (though not happily) in order to maintain an underwriting profit,” Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of Chubb Ltd.,

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For how long will a ransomware attack knock out your client’s operations?

March 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Companies in Canada and the United States can expect one week of downtime as a result of a ransomware attack, speakers said at NetDiligence’s recent Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto. “A decryption effort, even in the best case scenario, is