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How to message the hard market going forward

September 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

Profitable insurance companies mean stable and reliable protection for insureds during a time of uncertainty, and the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada should not be shy about reinforcing this message, industry execs told the NICC Conference in Halifax

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How the feds propose to tax insurers’ deferred profits under IFRS 17

June 10, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canada’s finance department is looking to avoid a situation in which the new IFRS 17 accounting standards may give Canadian P&C insurers a tax advantage over other Canadian business sectors. Canadian P&C insurers are working hard to update to new

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Five bold moves insurers can take to increase profits

June 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Economic profit is unevenly distributed among insurance companies, but five bold moves can help carriers catch up, McKinsey & Company said in a paper released late last week. These moves include shifting resources between businesses, reinvesting a substantial share of

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Fitch revises Lloyd’s outlook to negative due to deterioration in underwriting performance

June 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fitch Ratings has announced that it has revised Lloyd’s of London’s outlook to negative from stable as result of “deterioration in underwriting performance, coupled with increasing exposure to catastrophe risk in the context of continuing pressure on both risk-adjusted premium

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Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches $9.5 billion: study

January 17, 2017 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at $9.5 billion. The figure includes the expense of replacing buildings and infrastructure as well

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Global reinsurance profits to decline on soft market conditions: Fitch

May 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global reinsurance sector profits will fall below 2015 levels this year due to increasing pressure in underwriting and investment results as well as diminishing opportunities to deploy capital, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. While the reinsurance sector

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Auto insurers face long-term challenges from self-driving cars; avoidance technologies to benefit insurers: Moody’s

March 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Self-driving cars could translate into significantly lower premiums and profits in the long-term for auto insurers as the number of accidents declines dramatically, Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday. A new report from Moody’s – titled P&C Insurance – Global: