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These directors resigned from their board but still got sued

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recently-announced agreement to settle a lawsuit valued at $500,000 shows the liability risk faced by directors of Ontario-based companies with overseas operations. Even though four directors and officers had resigned, citing a lack of cooperation with the company’s managers

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Looking to grow your E&O? Consider emerging classes of consultants

July 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

An emerging class of professional consultants is a new area of opportunity for brokers seeking to place errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. “We as a society have changed to become more service-oriented,” says Marilyn vanGansewinkel, vice president of specialty insurance

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Clear policy exclusion wins the day in class action against credit union

July 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A clear exclusion pertaining to fees and commissions in a credit union’s professional liability policy means Liberty International Underwriters will not have to defend a British Columbia credit union against a class-action lawsuit related to machine charges outside of Canada. Coast

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Fairfax ‘not oriented’ towards more acquisitions: Watsa

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which recently bought a majority interest in Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, “want to look at how” they can “organically expand” the firm’s existing business, chairman Prem Watsa told financial analysts recently. Toronto-based

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Aspen reports net income of US$76.8 million for Q2 2017

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited released its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2017 on Wednesday, reporting a net income after tax of US$75.8 million for Q2 2017. Gross written premiums (GWP) in the second quarter of

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points for Everest Re

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group Ltd. reported Monday catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, of $53.5 million in the three months ending June 30, with a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio to 90.5%. All figures are in United States dollars. Hamilton,

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Fairfax completes acquisition of Allied World

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, the firms announced Thursday. The deal was valued at nearly $5 billion when it was announced Dec. 18, 2016. All figures are in U.S.

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Specialist Lloyd’s broker now providing regional Canadian brokers with direct access to London liability insurance market

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Servca, the independent international specialist Lloyd’s broker, announced on Thursday that is has expanded its global footprint into Canada. Servca now provides regional Canadian brokers with direct access to Lloyd’s of London specialist products, schemes and carriers, “catering for non-standard

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ENCON Group announces standalone cyber policy for Canadian companies

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian managing general agent (MGA) ENCON Group Inc. announced on Thursday the introduction of a standalone cyber insurance policy that provides coverage for network business interruption, ecommerce trading exposure, crime and intellectual property risks. Ottawa-based ENCON Group said in a

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Q1 revenues up 5% at Aon

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc reported Tuesday its commercial risk solutions revenue of $984 million in the three months ending March 31, up 2% from $961 million during the same period in 2016, while net income, company wide, dropped 9% due in part

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Ontario home inspector licensing bill ready for royal assent

April 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians voted unanimously Monday in favour of a bill that will mandate licensing of home inspectors in the province and will let the government and consumer services minister regulate insurance requirements. Bill 59, an omnibus bill that also introduces

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BHSI launches professional liability, network security and privacy policy in Canada

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a product designed to address the needs of a variety of enterprises, from systems integrators to telecommunications providers to IT staffing firms. The Professional First Professional Liability and Network Security & Privacy Policy,