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Business interruption replaces cyber as top business risk for Canadian respondents to Allianz Risk Barometer

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The risk of cyber incidents has plummeted from first to fifth place among Canadian respondents in an annual survey by Allianz of the most important business risks, while more than one in seven Canadian respondents identified quality deficiencies, serial defects

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CMW Insurance Services, Capri Insurance Services merger positions new company for growth

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The merger of CMW Insurance Services Ltd. and Capri Insurance Services Ltd. creates one of the largest independent, employee-owned insurance brokerages and risk management firms in Western Canada, the companies reported Monday. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, “the merger leverages the

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New transaction laundering detection service released by Trustwave

January 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trustwave has expanded its suite of merchant risk management services with the release of a transaction laundering detection (TLD) service designed to helping with monitoring and managing associated risk. The product is designed for acquiring banks, payment processors, payment gateways

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Increased cyber espionage, data integrity attacks part of global threat landscape in 2017: Stroz Friedberg

January 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Top cyber threats in the coming year include nation state cyber espionage, a rise in data integrity attacks and more attacks harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, notes in its 2017 Cybersecurity Predictions report. “We

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2016 costliest 12 months for natural catastrophes in the last four years: Munich Re

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The US$175 billion in natural catastrophes losses in 2016 – the lion’s share of which were uninsured – dwarfed those in the previous year and were just shy of 2012’s US$180 billion total, Munich Re reports. The research released Wednesday

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Canadian risk beginning to feature “fairly prominently” in cat bond market: PCS

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian risk has begun to feature “fairly prominently” in the catastrophe bond market, with three cat bonds issued last year, according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) full-year cat bond report for 2016. The report, titled Strong Finish: PCS FY2016 Catastrophe

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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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Evolving technology expected to introduce new cyber threats, broadened attacks: Trend Micro

December 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The coming year is expected to witness evolving technology that introduces new cyber threats and attacks that broaden and differentiate to penetrate new vulnerable surfaces, suggests a report issued Wednesday by Trend Micro Incorporated. The expectation is 2017 “will include

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IBC’s top 10 stolen vehicles list for 2016 shows 6% increase in auto theft over 2015

December 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The road to improving auto theft numbers has taken a negative turn for the second year in a row, increasing 6% nationally in 2016 over 2015, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports in its newly released Top 10 Most Frequently

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Unexpected threats should be a concern to SMEs in U.K.: RSA

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a quarter of polled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom reported being hit with an unexpected £50,000 bill would put them out of business, notes a new report released this week by RSA. And while

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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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Ed launches global cyber academy

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced on Friday the launch of what it is calling the insurance industry’s first global cyber academy. The Ed Cyber Academy, which will be led by Peter Hacker, the company’s group chief innovation officer,