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Reinsurance company SCOR’s net income falls slightly to 170 million euros in the first quarter of 2016 compared to prior-year quarter

April 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a low natural catastrophe-loss environment that helped SCOR’s Global Property and Casualty segment record strong technical profitability and a solid contribution from the Life segment for gross written premiums, the company’s net income fell slightly to 170 million euros

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Everest Re Group’s net income almost halved to US$171.7 million in 2016 Q1 from prior-year quarter

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Net income available to common shareholders of Everest Re Group Ltd. was US$171.7 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to US$323.0 million in the same quarter of 2015, the company reported Monday. The after-tax operating income available to

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Combined ratio up 7.9 points at Allied World

April 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG reported Tuesday its combined ratio deteriorated 7.9 points, from 88.1% during the first quarter of 2015 to 96% in the three months ending March 31, while net premiums written dropped 8.9%. Zug, Switzerland-based Allied

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$25B in outstanding cat bonds as of March 31: Aon Benfield

April 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Overall investor demand remains high in the insurance-linked securities market, with US$2.215 billion in new issuance of catastrophe bonds – one of which covers Canadian earthquake risk – in the first three months of 2016, Aon plc reported Wednesday. Chicago-based

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RMS launches app to model ‘cat-in-a-box’ deals

April 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) announced on Thursday that it has released the “first ever” app to model ‘cat-in-a-box’ deals. The cloud-based app extends the ability to independently assess and underwrite parametric contracts from a small group of cedant, brokers

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Canada in better position than most to close protection gap, collaboration key: Scotti

April 6, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

“Canada is in a better position than many other countries to actually close its protection gap,” Veronica Scotti, president and CEO of Swiss Re Canada, said Wednesday during Swiss Re’s Canadian Insurance Outlook in downtown Toronto. “Sometimes it takes an

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Canada’s p&c industry sees big jump in underwriting income, big drop in nat-cat losses in 2015: IBC

April 6, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Despite the challenges and fluctuations of 2015 – including plummeting oil prices – Canada’s property and casualty industry “had a relatively good year,” with underwriting income tripling to about $1.7 billion, David McGown, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for

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Aon to launch new global reinsurer trading platform

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon Benfield will launch its new global reinsurer trading platform Apr. 11, a move meant to enhance placements with real-time data when ABConnect Placements goes live for July 1 treaty placements, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon

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Reinsurance demand uptick despite price softening, reinsurers may not grant more concessions: Willis Re

April 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Encouraging signs for reinsurers are coming to light despite reinsurance rates falling for the fourth consecutive year at the Apr. 1, renewals, suggests Willis Re suggests in its latest 1st View Reinsurance Renewals report. “Amidst a gloomy picture of sustained

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Everest Re names Jonathan M. Zaffino as president of North America Insurance Division

March 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced on Wednesday that it has named Jonathan M. Zaffino as president of its North America Insurance Division, effective April 1. Zaffino joined Hamilton, Bermuda-based Everest Re in 2015 as president of Everest National / U.S.

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Cyber risk, interest rates, economy remain major concerns for insurers: A.M. Best

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Concerns regarding cyber risk, interest rates and the economy remain prominent among insurers, according to the latest quarterly survey from A.M. Best Company. The Best’s Special Report, released on Thursday, included several hundred responses, representing property and casualty (70.4%), life

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Ottawa proposes to clarify tax rules on imported reinsurance services

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government recently announced it intends to “clarify” the rules for calculating sales tax on reinsurance premiums in certain cases. In its 2016-17 budget document, the ruling Liberals propose “to clarify that two specific components of imported reinsurance services,