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2016 Q4 preliminary loss estimate for natural catastrophes US$245 million: XL Group

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Group Ltd.’s insurance and reinsurance segments are almost evenly split with regard to accounting for the company’s approximately US$245 million, natural catastrophe net loss estimate for the fourth quarter of 2016. The preliminary loss estimate “is pre-tax and net

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Catastrophe bond issuance has ‘gradually tapered off:’ A.M. Best

January 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The entry of third-party capital into the reinsurance market appears to be slowing down, while demands from reinsurers “for further concessions in terms” appear to be diminishing, A.M. Best Company Inc. suggested in a report released Friday. Oldwick, N.J.-based A.M.

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Record new Cat bond, ILS issuance in 2016 spurs highest-ever outstanding market size: Artemis.bm

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe bonds and similarly structured insurance-linked securities (ILS) deals in 2016 propelled the market to record levels, with the approximately US$7 billion in new issuance resulting in an outstanding market size of US$26.82 billion at year-end, notes the latest edition

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Beyond Fort Mac

January 1, 2017 Tom Johansmeyer, Assistant Vice President, PCS Strategy and Development; and Ted Gregory, Director of PCS Operations, Verisk Insurance Solutions

Property Claim Services Canada has designated nine catastrophe events in Canada in 2016. Though most of the $4.9 billion insured loss arose from the Alberta wildfires, the data indicates hail and thunderstorms events are becoming more severe.

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A.M. Best maintains global reinsurance sector outlook at negative

December 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A.M. Best Company is holding its outlook for the global reinsurance sector at negative, citing the continued market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating actions over time and may eventually translate into negative rating pressures. The Best’s

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Swiss Re plans to expand R&D capabilities to efficiently allocate capital into growing risk pools

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re’s stronger focus on and investment in research and development (R&D) to identify risk pools, as well as its move to further leverage technology, seeks to meet the twin goals of facilitating enhanced client support and creating competitive advantage.

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PERILS AG almost doubles initial property loss estimate for Central Italy earthquake

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG’s second loss estimate for insured property loss associated with Central Italy’s earthquake in August has almost doubled from 34 million euros to 66 million euros. The third loss estimate for the quake is scheduled to be published Feb.

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Insured losses of New Zealand quake could be as much as US$3.5 billion: AIR Worldwide

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The largest earthquake to hit New Zealand since 2009, registering magnitude 7.8, could contribute to insured losses amounting to US$762 million to US$3.5 billion, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide reported Thursday. The modelled estimates include insured physical damage to property

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Some increased risks developing in surety space, but these can be managed: panel

November 14, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The outlook for surety in Canada is healthy, but a number of developments are introducing increased risk that need to be taken into account and properly managed, speakers suggested during the Toronto Risk and Insurance Education Forum last week in

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Net earnings for Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited US$1.3 million in 2016 Q3 compared to US$424.8 million in 2015 Q3

November 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Net losses on investment contributed to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited seeing net earnings drop to US$1.3 million in 2016 Q3 compared to US$424.8 million in 2015 Q3. The results reflect “strong operating income offset by net losses on investments,” notes

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Markel Corporation reports consolidated net written premiums of US$3.162 billion for first nine months of the year

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Glen Allen, Va.-based Markel Corporation reported on Tuesday consolidated net written premiums (NWP) for the nine months ending Sept. 30 of US$3.162 billion, up from US$3.023 billion in the same prior-year period. Of the consolidated NWP for the nine-month period,

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Altered State

November 1, 2016 Canadian Underwriter

If recent history is an indicator of future outcomes, Canada looks set on a path of annual billion-dollar (or more) losses from natural catastrophes. Should reinsurers view this as the new normal? And, if so, will treatment by reinsurers both inside and outside the country change to suit this evolving reality?