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Where AI can help underwriters

August 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

When nearly half of your time is taken up doing mundane – but essential – tasks, one expert believes it’s time to embrace a better way. Carlos Benfeito, Montreal-based head of insurance products at Element AI, noted that about 40%

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Brokers taking the initiative to embrace digital transformation: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

July 4, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Many brokers are taking the bull by the horns and embracing digital transformation, with or without the help of insurers, a speaker suggested last week at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit in downtown Toronto. Greg McCutcheon, president of Markham, Ont.-based

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Simultaneous cyberattacks on multiple companies likely in 2017, financial services industry key concern: AIG study

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine in 10 global cybersecurity and risk experts believe that cyber risk is systemic and that simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study issued on Wednesday by global insurer American International Group, Inc (AIG).

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Opta Information Intelligence launches iClarify Farm Solution for Canadian insurance marketplace

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Opta Information Intelligence has announced the expansion of its suite of services to the Canadian property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry with the launch of iClarify Farm Solution. Markham, Ont.-headquartered Opta, creator of iClarify and Peril Score analytic solutions, announced

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Driverless cars to “revolutionize” motor insurance as liability shifts towards manufacturers: Fitch

March 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will completely transform the motor insurance sector in the long-term as liability shifts towards manufacturers and the traditional risk pool shrinks, Fitch Ratings said in a new report on Wednesday. Simply put, insurers will be

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New York cyber rules could raise loss exposures for U.S. insurers: Fitch

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The implementation of the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) new cybersecurity regulations has the potential to underscore premium growth in cybersecurity insurance and directors and officers (D&O) insurance, but could also raise loss potential for insurers, Fitch Ratings

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IBM and Majesco form five-year partnership to accelerate new global insurance services

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Technology company IBM announced on Monday a five-year partnership with Majesco – a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation – to jointly offer a new cognitive, cloud-based platform to help insurance carriers worldwide

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U.S. excess and surplus underwriters likely to outperform P&C industry: Fitch

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Excess and surplus (E&S) underwriters in the United States will likely outperform standard market underwriters in 2017 even if underwriting profitability weakens next year, according to Fitch Ratings’ latest U.S. Excess and Surplus Lines Market Review report. E&S underwriters outperformed

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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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You’re Invited to Lloyd’s MGA Roadshow, Wednesday April 20th, Kitchener, Ontario

April 4, 2016 Lloyd's Canada

Lloyd’s Canada is delighted to invite you to attend a RIBO accredited lunchtime seminar: Wednesday April 20th, Kitchener, Ontario, 11:30-14:00 This free seminar hosted by Lloyd’s Canada will feature six underwriting experts: ABEX to present misunderstood property risks Creechurch Underwriters