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Weather risk accounts for an estimated US$56 billion in untapped wind energy asset values globally: GCube

January 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Resource underperformance has surpassed mechanical breakdown and component damage as the major obstacle to achieving bankable wind energy projects, GCube Underwriting Ltd. notes in a report estimating the untapped asset values of wind energy stakeholders around the world at US$56

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Record number of M&A deals closed in last two weeks of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A record number of merger and acquisition deals – 72 – were closed in the last two weeks of 2016, compared to just 48 deals for the same period in 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal

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U.S. professional liability market to remain robust in 2017, with competitive level for D&O and E&O businesses remaining heightened: A.M. Best

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The professional liability sector of the United States property and casualty insurance market will continue to be robust in 2017, with the competitive level for directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses specifically remaining heightened, A.M. Best

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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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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing

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U.S. mergers and acquisitions activity expected to remain steady in 2017: KPMG

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the United States is expected to remain steady in 2017 compared to the deal levels of 2016, according to a recent survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. Of the 94 respondents

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Canadian insurers ‘in a tough time for investments,’ A.M. Best analysts warn

November 15, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Mergers and acquisitions in the reinsurance sector sometimes involve carriers acquiring managing general agents, while in Canada, M&As have involved insurers trying to “beef up certain parts of their enterprise,” analysts from A.M. Best Company Inc. suggested at a recent

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Economical Insurance expecting “significant growth” in broker channel over the next five years: Gavan at IBAO Convention

October 21, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Economical Insurance is expecting “significant growth” in its broker channel over the next five years, possibly 25% bigger than where it is today, outgoing president and CEO Karen Gavan said on Thursday during the 96th annual Insurance Brokers Association of

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Tina Osen named president of HUB Canada; Chad Robertson HUB’s new EVP of international business and growth initiatives

October 12, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Tina Osen, currently president of HUB TOS in British Columbia, will take on duties as HUB Canada’s new president. “Tina will champion our commitment to growing in Canada, where HUB’s roots are,” Marc Cohen, the recently appointed president of HUB

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Weakening reinsurance environment leaving more reinsurers vulnerable to takeover in 2017: Fitch

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Weak profitability is likely to leave more reinsurers worldwide vulnerable to takeover in 2017, reinvigorating mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as healthier firms seek growth and efficiency savings, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. Consolidation in the sector has stalled after

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“Significantly lower” cat bond issuance volumes during the first half of 2016 compared to prior-year period: Aon Securities

September 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Twenty-four catastrophe bond transactions closed during the 12-month period to June 30, 2016, with a total limit of US$5.2 billion, a decrease on the prior-year period of US$7 billion, according to Aon Securities’ annual report on the insurance-linked securities sector.

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Latest container shipping defaults expected to be followed by more M&A: Fitch Ratings

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fitch Ratings expects more defaults and mergers and acquisitions activity in both the short and medium terms for container shipping, but adds this “will only restore equilibrium and boost freight rates if they prompt capacity reduction.” The comments follow Korean