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Unintended M&A consequence: A shrinking carrier residual market

February 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

The number of carriers supporting Canada’s residual market for high-risk auto insureds is shrinking thanks to a combination of player withdrawal and mergers and acquisition activity. Tackling this issue is one of a number of priorities for the Facility Association

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Feeling more like a career counsellor than a broker these days? That’s not a bad thing.

December 14, 2020 by Adam Malik

Based on estimates of 160,000 Canadian small businesses at risk of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic — or even as many as 225,000 closures, per the Canadian Federation of Independent Business — brokers have a part to play in

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What brokers should be telling their hospitality clients

December 2, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers are having some frank conversations with clients in the hotel and restaurant business about the realities they’re facing and how to survive the troubles ahead, says a hospitality broker leader. “The truth is that if anybody is going to

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Why this large brokerage follows a “one-stop shop” M&A strategy

July 31, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s largest brokerage wants to become a “one-stop shop” for all of its clients’ needs, Lussier Dale Parizeau’s (LDP) president and chairman of the board, André Lussier, told Canadian Underwriter recently when discussing acquisition strategies. “We believe that it is

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Insurer “redefines” its commercial insurance strategy

November 16, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Economical Insurance is looking to “redefine” its approach to commercial insurance with a new strategy and structure, the insurer’s manager of public and media relations, Doug Maybee, told Canadian Underwriter on Thursday. “It certainly shows that we are taking steps

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XL Group Ltd. sees net income soar in 2017 Q2 over prior-year quarter, focus on executing strategy continues

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both net income attributable to common shareholders and operating net income for Bermuda-based XL Group Ltd. skyrocketed in 2017 Q2 compared to 2016 Q2, with the former increasing six-fold to US$301.6 million. Specifically, net income attributable to common shareholders amounted

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommends organizations provide such disclosures in public annual filings

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) has recommended that organizations provide such disclosures in their mainstream (public) annual financial filings, among other recommendations. TFCD released on June 29 its final report, saying that the task force “believes climate-related

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35% of top global insurers have appointed a chief digital officer to oversee business transformation: PwC’s Strategy&

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than one-third of the world’s top insurance companies have appointed an executive – commonly known as a chief digital officer (CDO) – to oversee the digital transformation of their business, according to a new study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy

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Global uptick in CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses, Canada among lowest incidence of dismissals: Strategy&

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An analysis of CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies over the past 10 years shows a marked increase in forced turnovers for ethical lapses, although Canada is among the countries with the lowest incidence of such dismissals.

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Analytics single greatest disruptor to Canadian insurance industry: survey

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Analytics is the single greatest disruptor to the Canadian insurance industry today, according to 65% of executives polled for a recent survey by Insurance Nexus, a division of FC Business Intelligence. Insurance Nexus reported on Tuesday that it recently surveyed

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Long-term data strategy will allow for making the most of the information: OMIA’s Taylor

March 31, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Mutual insurers need a long-term plan to ensure they meet the twin goals of capitalizing on the opportunities that data offers and continue to staying true to serving customers, the head of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA) suggested Thursday.

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Canadian executives investing in tech skills training, but still struggle to keep up with technology change: PwC Canada

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Polled Canadian organizations are struggling to keep up with constant technology change despite executives viewing digital strategy, cyber security and data analytics as quite or highly important skills to their businesses, notes a new report issued Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)