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The right — and wrong — risks clients should consider when setting up a captive

November 18, 2020 by Adam Malik

A captive insurance solution is designed for long-term risks, so a client looking to set something up for short-term risks may end up regretting that decision, experts warned during a recent Canadian Underwriter webinar. When a company sets up a

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Technological change and cyber risk overtake regulation as top risks for global insurers: study

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry’s ability to confront structural and technological changes is now the greatest risk it faces, according to a new survey of insurers and close observers of the sector, released on Tuesday. The Centre for the Study of

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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Central bank says no rate cut considered amid stronger growth, but notes risks

April 13, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The head of the Bank of Canada said an interest rate cut was not on the table during the central bank’s latest policy decision, but also warned of persistent risks that suggest it will not hike any time

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Gasoline, alcohol sales, food preparation among special risks for supermarkets: Chubb

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Ltd. is advising supermarket operators in the United States who sell alcohol to consider limiting the amount of alcohol a customer can buy and to watch parking lots to ensure customers are not drinking. In a report released Monday,

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Policy uncertainty, rising rates pose credit risks in North America: S&P report

December 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada is expected to witness a slower pick-up in business investment until a clearer picture develops on recent developments around credit conditions south of the border, including the influence of the outcome of the recent U.S. election, suggests a briefing

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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing

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Cognitive computing platform to help companies implement anti-bribery management system: OutsideIQ

October 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Outside Intelligence has announced the availability of a cognitive computing platform to help businesses meet the guidelines of the new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) anti-bribery standard, ISO 37001. The platform produces automated due diligence reports – which businesses can

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Ottawa supports pilot project for new credit insurance tool for farmers

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is investing more than $400,000 to support the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) efforts to introduce a new accounts receivable insurance tool for farmers. CFA’s two-year pilot project addresses a gap in the agriculture sector for individual

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Business interruption, property damage and general liability critical risks to global growth, new study finds

September 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Business interruption (BI) is the leading cause of losses for companies, multinational organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate outside the United States, according to a study released on Thursday by international insurance broker Clements Worldwide. The Clements Worldwide Risk

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Index-linked insurance helps reduce adverse selection: Swiss Re

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A reinsurance program can help mutual insurers free up funds that can be spent elsewhere, while index-based insurance can help provide coverage for business interruption not caused by property damage – such as software and electrical power failures – Swiss

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Growth in commercial unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, to bring both benefits, new risks: Allianz

September 13, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is set to soar south of the border — expected to triple the number of manned aircraft by year’s end — producing new risks that will require insurers to adopt a new view,