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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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Fairfax-Allied World deal among the ‘most noteworthy’ of recent insurance M&A announcements: Willis Re

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The merger agreement between Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG – announced Dec. 18 – reflects “the view that the new U.S. government may provide a more favorable corporate tax environment” and demonstrates “that scale

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Christopher Schaper appointed chief executive officer of Marsh MGA Schinnerer Group

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Marsh has announced the appointment of Christopher Schaper as CEO of its managing general agent (MGA) business, the Schinnerer Group, effective immediately. In his role, Schaper will focus on the development and advancement of Marsh’s existing MGA businesses in Canada