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Commercial lines that will see the greatest rate increases in 2020

November 16, 2019 by Jason Contant

Commercial property, umbrella, and public company directors and officers (D&O) lines are expected to see the most widespread rate hikes of 20% and higher, in addition to capacity withdrawals, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Marketplace Realities 2020 report. The

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How much investors have sunk into insurtech

October 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurtechs like one Canadian startup in particular are letting brokers provide better service, but the sector as a whole contains some money pits for investors, Willis Towers Watson suggested in a report released Wednesday. “Unquestionably a good number of InsurTechs

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5 lessons for M&A newbies, courtesy of serial acquirers

October 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

What are some of the best practices in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? David Hunt, senior director of mergers and acquisitions at Willis Towers Watson, said in a recent blog that newcomers can learn from the best serial acquirers. While not

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Will work automation result in job losses in Canada?

April 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

A new survey from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has found that half of Canadian employers believe that work automation will result in job losses, a finding echoed recently by a Canadian property and casualty insurance executive. In November 2017, RSA

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Why the Canadian broker channel is seeing more consolidation

April 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canada is seeing a lot more consolidation in the broker channel as some manufacturers seek to guarantee delivery of their product, an analyst told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “In the Canadian landscape, the broker channel is important to all of the

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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

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These simple questions can defuse your client’s resistance to cyber

February 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Clients’ arguments against purchasing cyber insurance can often easily be defused, delegates attending NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit heard Friday. Lindsey Nelson, international cyber team leader with CFC Underwriting, said she is often surprised when she hears companies saying they don’t

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A broker’s walkthrough of cyber insurance with a client

February 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The majority of clients that Marsh Canada meets with – anecdotally 70-80% – still don’t understand what a cyber insurance policy does, Jeremiah Tonn, vice president of the brokerage’s cyber practice, said on Friday. Speaking at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit

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Octo completes acquisition of Willis Towers Watson’s UBI assets

December 11, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Octo Telematics, a global provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, has completed its acquisition of the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson. Octo’s acquisition includes Willis Towers Watson’s DriveAbility solution and the DriveAbility Marketplace. Geoff Werner

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Global M&A: How does Canada compare?

November 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fewer insurance merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are being completed in the global insurance industry, but Canadian M&A does not appear to be following the global decline. Global M&A volume sunk by 12.3% in the first half of 2017, although

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North American commercial insurance buyers likely to face rate increases in 2018: Willis Towers Watson

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance buyers in North America are likely to face rate increases for 2018 insurance programs as the industry continues to tally losses following one of the most “active and financially disruptive hurricane seasons in history,” according to Willis Towers

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Octo Telematics to acquire Willis Towers Watson’s UBI assets; firms to partner on insurance-related products

October 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Octo Telematics and Willis Towers Watson (WTW) have reached an agreement in which the former will acquire the latter’s usage-based insurance (UBI) assets, setting the stage for the two companies to work together on more auto telematics opportunities. Leveraging Octo’s