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Negligence finding against brokerage arising from denied commercial fire claim overturned

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Marsh Canada Ltd. was not contributorily negligent after a fire claim filed by a Halifax pub owner was denied by its Lloyd’s insurers because the property was neither sprinklered nor made of masonry, contrary to a statement on the insured’s

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Combined ratio up 3.1 points for Allied World

May 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, which is expected to have a new Canadian corporate parent, recently reported a 3.1-point deterioration, year over year, in its first-quarter combined ratio, nearly a month after Cyclone Debbie hit the north shore of

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“New normal” may be emerging in global energy insurance markets: Willis Towers Watson

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The energy sector is still beset by some significant challenges, including low oil prices, but there may also be a “new normal” emerging in the global energy insurance market, according to global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson

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Lloyd’s reports $2.1 billion pound profit for 2016, major claims from Fort McMurray

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist market for insurance and reinsurance, has reported a pre-tax profit of 2.1 billion pounds for 2016, the same as in 2015. The level of Lloyd’s major claims last year (2.1 billion pounds compared to 0.7 billion

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Risk management overhaul necessary for cities to become more resilient to catastrophic events: report

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials for cities, investors and insurers will increasingly need to “build resilience within and between infrastructure systems as a complementary approach to address infrastructure risk and uncertainty,” argues a new report from Lloyd’s and Arup. “While risk management remains a

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Data-driven methodology allows (re)insurers to identify liability risk exposure across entire portfolios

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lloyd’s reports that a partnership with modelling company Arium has produced a data-driven methodology that will allow (re)insurers to model liability risk exposure probabilistically across entire portfolios. The approach – the result of a three-year project between Lloyd’s and Arium

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CFC Underwriting increases limits across transaction liability product suite to up to US$50 million in North America

March 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

London, United Kingdom-based specialist lines underwriting agency, CFC Underwriting, announced on Thursday that it has increased the available limits of its transaction liability insurance product suite across all territories. CFC now has the capacity to offer limits up to US$50

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Brexit uncertainties weigh on U.K. insurers but rated entities able to withstand pressure: A.M. Best

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best Company said on Friday that it does not anticipate taking any rating actions as a direct result of plans for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union (EU), “although the cost implications of continuing to

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Fairfax’s Newline insurer to open German office

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Newline Insurance Company Ltd., which is ultimately owned by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., announced Tuesday it has received regulatory approval to open a new branch office in Cologne. Newline, which writes international casualty and cargo coverage, is part of

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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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Impact of June Ontario auto changes ‘will be something to see going forward:’ A.M. Best

November 13, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

It is too early to gauge the exact financial impact, on insurers, of Ontario auto changes that took effect this past June, and in the meantime, the mandated 15% rate reduction announced three years ago is still affecting loss ratios,

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Ed launches global cyber academy

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced on Friday the launch of what it is calling the insurance industry’s first global cyber academy. The Ed Cyber Academy, which will be led by Peter Hacker, the company’s group chief innovation officer,