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Where MGAs could find new capital as Lloyd’s limits capacity

May 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With some commercial coverages becoming harder to place in the hard market, reinsurers are looking to distribute through managing general agents, Virtual Symposium B.C. attendees heard Thursday. “I had two meetings today with two separate reinsurers who are very interested

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Pandemic will cost the global P&C industry more than $250 billion: Lloyd’s

April 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The pandemic will cost the global insurance industry at least US$200 billion, Lloyd’s predicts. “We estimate that the global insurance industry will pay around US$203 billion in claims and due to a reduction in asset values as a result of

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How Lloyd’s says the industry can make commercial policies easier to read

October 21, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Traditional insurance policies can be hard to read on mobile devices and legalistic language can make them difficult to understand, Lloyd’s suggested in a recent report. The design and format of policy documents is important, Lloyd’s said in Building simpler

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Big Moves: New CEO at Guy Carpenter Canada

October 19, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Peter Askew succeeds Donald Callahan as president and CEO of the Canadian operations of Guy Carpenter, Marsh & McLennan’s reinsurance arm

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Veteran brokers are seeing their first-ever hard market. What they need to know.

September 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers with more than a decade of experience could be experiencing their first real hard market right now, and they could probably use some advice about how to break bad news during renewals, an Alberta managing general agent (MGA) suggests.

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How Lloyd’s is handling claims differently with COVID-19

June 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Lloyd’s market is changing the way claims are handled when multiple syndicates write one risk. “One challenge with COVID-19 is the subscription nature of the market, whereby it is often several syndicates writing

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New president for Lloyd’s Canada

June 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Marc Lipman, former chief operating officer of American International Group (AIG) Canada, is the new president of Lloyd’s Canada. Lipman (pictured, above) replaces Lisa Duval, who had served as Lloyd’s Canada’s attorney in fact and chief agent, on an interim

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Lloyd’s estimates COVID’s cost to the industry and its own market

May 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Lloyd’s market will pay “in the range” of $3 billion to $4.3 billion “as a result of the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19,” the Corporation of Lloyd’s announced Thursday. Comparing the overall COVID-related losses to the 2001 terror attack in

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Losing faith

April 7, 2020 Harmon C. Hayden, founder, Harmon Hayden Law

A defendant insurer admits coverage, so why did the court say its actions showed bad faith?

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Why Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Lloyd’s

December 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $5.6-million court award in favour of Lloyds Underwriters and one of its Quebec-based shipowner clients has been restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., released Nov. 28, means a section of the

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New chief agent for Canada’s top liability and aircraft insurer

November 22, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Lisa Duval is the new attorney in fact and chief agent for Lloyd’s Canada, the nation’s fourth-largest property and casualty insurer when measured by premiums. Sean Murphy was chief agent in Canada from September, 2012 until last month. “Taking a

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Take-up rates low in this line of commercial insurance: Lloyd’s

October 22, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Is your client’s loss of income covered if the business got interrupted because of a catastrophe that hit a supplier? That depends on what the policy says and whether the client actually bought contingent business interruption (CBI) insurance. And these