Canadian Underwriter



Be Bold

April 10, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

It’s time for risk managers to take some risks when it comes to their own careers. Laura Langone, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) president, explains why – As told to Adam Malik Risk managers are generally risk-averse when it

News Risk

How much are the risk pros making?

February 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

Canadian risk pros are making a median annual base salary of $101,000 as of June 1, 2019. That’s up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the Risk Management Compensation Survey published by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

News Professional DevelopmentRisk

Why Canada is the model for global risk management

January 8, 2020 by Adam Malik

RIMS Canada got a pat on the back recently, as the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) looks to fortify its ranks around the world, according to the group’s 2020 president. Laura Langone spoke with Canadian Underwriter in her first


Risk Jockey

April 2, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How does a radio guy become a leading Canadian risk manager? Steve Pottle, who serves on the global board of RIMS, says it all began
with Y2K…

News AppointmentsRisk

Canadian university risk manager on RIMS board

January 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Canadian risk manager is the new vice president of Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc., New York City-based (RIMS) announced Wednesday. Steve Pottle – director of risk management services for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. – was previously

News Insurance

Will we ever see another hard market again?

June 27, 2018 by David Gambrill

Is the traditional hard market “broken”? Insurance pricing cycles have all but evaporated over the past decade, with premium rates during this period showing an overall decline. The trend is illustrated once again in the 2018 Risk and Insurance Management

News Professional Development

The meeting that every risk manager should have

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers concerned about insurance exclusions should consider asking their brokers to brief senior managers explaining what exactly the insurance covers and what it excludes, a Willis Towers Watson executive advises. Steve Sachs, co-chair of the Willis Towers Watson Real

News Professional Development

Speak the language of senior execs, risk managers advised

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Successful risk managers know how to speak the language of senior executives, which is much different than the language of their peers, say two presenters scheduled to speak at next month’s RIMS conference in San Antonio. “Risk managers, when they

Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor
Feature Markets / Coverages

Thinking the Unthinkable

November 14, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers who watched the final panel of insurance chief executive officers (CEOs), at the recent RIMS Canada’s annual conference, would have heard that the Corporation of Lloyd’s perceives terrorism and nuclear incidents as two of today’s “top four” man-made threats.

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationMarkets / Coverages

Risk associated with domestic acts of terrorism shifting: RIMS report

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While domestic terrorism has historically represented a disproportionate risk to property, relative to bodily harm, spread over numerous smaller incidents, that risk has shifted, according to a new report from RIMS, the risk management society. More recently, risk associated with

Photos Associations

RIMS Canada 2017 Community Celebration, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RIMS Canada 2017 launched on September 24th with its Community Celebration. As the name suggests, it was a buoyant gathering of hundreds of risk and insurance professionals at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery, located in a former repair shop of the

Photos Associations

Risk and Insurance Management Society Canada Conference, September 24-27, 2017

September 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre was the official venue of RIMS Canada 2017, the 44th edition of the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s annual conference. From September 24th to the 27th, hundreds of risk managers and other industry professionals from