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Brokers and carriers react to MGA self-regulation

March 28, 2022 by Jason Contant

Property and casualty insurance carriers and brokers have embraced the Canadian Association of Managing General Agents’ (CAMGA) self-regulatory regime, the association’s managing director tells Canadian Underwriter. Late last year, CAMGA’s board and membership approved and adopted the undertaking as a

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Will brokers have a one-stop shop for MGAs?

February 23, 2022 by Jason Contant

The Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA) is looking at using a technology platform that will make it easier for brokers to deal with MGAs. “CAMGA’s currently in the exploratory process of building a platform that will make it

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MGA regulatory regime unveiled: What you need to know

November 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s association for managing general agents (MGAs) has unveiled a regulatory regime that will codify minimum business operating standards for these P&C intermediaries in Canada. The Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA) announced the voluntary measures and membership requirements

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When the Canadian MGA space will get a ‘smart and self’ regulatory regime

October 25, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s managing general agent association will unveil a ‘smart and self-regulatory’ regime in early November, the association’s managing director told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “This is something the association has been working on since earlier this year,” Canadian Association of Managing

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Boom or bust: What MGAs are seeing in commercial lines

July 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

With many people still working from home, one marine underwriter has seen the pleasurecraft line of business “take off.” But that doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing for marine underwriting. It can still be difficult finding capacity for small- or mid-sized

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Canadian MGA association selects MaryKate Townsend as president

July 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

MaryKate Townsend of Pacific Marine Underwriting Managers (PMU) has been named president of The Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA), a national trade association representing MGAs in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. Michael Lough of Intact Public Entities

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The ‘perfect way’ for insurers to put capital back into the marketplace

May 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The hard market in commercial lines has caused some managing general agents to lose some products, yet more insurance is still being placed through MGAs, panelists told brokers listening to a recent webinar. “I think it’s a perfect way for

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U.S.-based MGA expands into Canadian market

March 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

A U.S.-based managing general agency (MGA) is expanding into the Canadian market to serve Canada’s growing logistics and cargo industry, the company announced Tuesday. Amwins Specialty Logistic Underwriters (ASLU) specializes in covering complex risk factors of the logistics and cargo

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Two emerging trends in D&O liability

March 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Cyber claims morphing into directors’ and officers’ liability and the increased sophistication of the plaintiff bar in Canada are two emerging trends in D&O lines, HDI Global Specialty SE – Canada told Canadian Underwriter recently. Oren Schemool, head of financial

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Why this MGA exec predicts more Canadian MGA consolidation in the future

February 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

More mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity between managing general agencies (MGA) is likely in the future, since private equity is focusing on this sector, giving MGAs the fiscal tools to make acquisitions, the president and CEO of one MGA told

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Why there is very little MGA consolidation

February 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Managing general agencies (MGAs) in Canada are currently engaging in very little mergers and acquisitions activity among themselves because the market is still growing organically and is less mature than in other countries, the managing director of the national MGA

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What’s going on in the Canadian MGA space?

February 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

The managing general agent space in Canada has been busy over the past few months, with the launch of one MGA and the expansion of another. On Jan. 20, three industry veterans – Jeff Hart, Bruce MacKinnon and Tommy Truong