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Trade war? There may be insurance for that

July 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

As the U.S. Commerce Department contemplates imposing a 25 per cent tariff on all vehicles imported into the United States, including vehicles from Canada, risk managers are starting to contemplate where all of this heightened rhetoric around protectionism may take

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points at Axis Capital

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. reported Wednesday a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio, from 102.2% in the second quarter of 2016 to 97.6% in the latest quarter. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital writes both reinsurance and commercial primary insurance worldwide

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XL Group Ltd. sees net income soar in 2017 Q2 over prior-year quarter, focus on executing strategy continues

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both net income attributable to common shareholders and operating net income for Bermuda-based XL Group Ltd. skyrocketed in 2017 Q2 compared to 2016 Q2, with the former increasing six-fold to US$301.6 million. Specifically, net income attributable to common shareholders amounted

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Chubb increases insurance capacity for terrorism, political risk

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Limited announced Monday it will offer “new increased capacity,” up to US$150 million or 150 million euros, covering terrorism political risk and war risks. “Chubb has increased its terrorism and political violence capacity per account by 300% in the

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Shipping losses continue to decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms: AGCS

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, but a “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2017. The report, released

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XL Catlin opens political risk, credit and bond insurance practice in Canada

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Tuesday that it has opened its first political risk, credit and bond (PRCB) practice in Canada “to address continued demand” and appointed Marvin Azzopardi as senior underwriter. “We are very excited to open our first Canada-dedicated

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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Business losses from terrorism shifting away from property damage: Aon

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Terrorism “linked to” Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “remains a critical threat” worldwide, especially in the oil and gas sector, but with a recent trend towards terrorists using vehicles as weapons, the loss to

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Markel looking to develop trade credit and political risk business in Canada

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialist insurer Markel International announced on Wednesday that it is seeking to develop its trade credit and political risk business in Canada. Business will be underwritten by Markel Canada on Lloyd’s syndicate 3000 paper, Markel International said in a statement.

Angela Stelmakowich, Editor
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Over There, Over Here

August 26, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

It would be folly to think that political risk is something that only happens “over there.” The effects over here can be just as damaging. That the number of such incidents may not be as high as has traditionally been

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Confiscation, expropriation and nationalization “still core” to political risk coverage: RIMS report

August 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An organization’s exposure to political risk depends on the independence of the judiciary in the countries in which it operates, and risk managers should not assume that only emerging markets have political risk, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Inc.

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Ironshore International releases political risk coverage for film producers

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ironshore International has announced the availability of a political risk product to address the risk exposure of film production companies shooting in at-risk locations worldwide. The Political Risk film production specialty insurance product will be offered within the company’s War