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Former Willis CEO Casserley to leave Willis Towers Watson this year

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Dominic Casserley, president and deputy chief executive officer of Willis Towers Watson plc, will be leaving the firm when his employment agreement ends Dec. 31, the London-based firm announced recently. The US$18-billion merger of Willis Group Holdings plc and Towers

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Mixed North American commercial insurance market still favours buyers: Willis Towers Watson report

October 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The marketplace for property, casualty and other lines of commercial insurance will continue to favour insurance buyers in 2017, particularly those with comprehensive strategic risk management and risk transfer strategies, global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW)

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Hurricane Matthew unlikely to have material impact on insurance market: Willis Towers Watson

October 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

With Hurricane Matthew weakening and being downgraded, it is less likely it will reach the US$30 billion initial loss estimates offered by catastrophe modelling firms, said Gary Marchitello, head of property broking with Willis Towers Watson (WTW). “The US$30 billion

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Canadian insurers report 1.7% written premium price level increase in Q2: Willis Towers Watson CLIPS Canada survey

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Respondents to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey – Canada (CLIPS Canada) have reported a 1.7% written premium price level increase during the second quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year quarter. Data was contributed

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U.S. commercial insurance prices nearly flat during second quarter of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

September 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were nearly flat during the second quarter of 2016, according to the most recent Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS), released on Monday. Willis Towers Watson (WTW), a global advisory, broking and solutions

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Reinsurers ‘more willing’ to decline participation where demands from cedents are too great: Guy Carpenter

September 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

As investment returns remain low and with recent drops in renewal pricing, reinsurance carriers are resisting “aggressive buying tactics” on the part of cedents, Guy Carpenter & Company LLC suggested in an article published Friday. “From a buying perspective, while

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Combined ratio deteriorates 2.6 points for Willis Reinsurance Index

September 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Towers Watson plc reported Monday the combined ratio for its index of top reinsurers was 94.1% during the first six months of 2016, up 2.6 points from 91.5% during the same period as 2015, during a time when insurers

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Non-life catastrophe bond issuance hits US$2.8 billion: WCMA

July 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Market issuance of non-life catastrophe bonds for the first half of the year amounted to US$2.8 billion, with six transactions in the second quarter accounting for US$1 billion of capacity, notes a report from Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA).

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Written premium prices on Canadian commercial policies in Q1 2016 up 1.2% from prior year quarter: Willis Towers Watson survey

July 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Written premium price levels charged on insurance policies underwritten during the first quarter of 2016 increased 1.2% from the prior year quarter, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey – Canada (CLIPS Canada). The most recent survey,

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Car insurance premiums in the U.K. up 19% year-over-year, new study finds

July 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Motorists in the United Kingdom are facing the biggest annual price hikes in car insurance premiums in five years, with prices rising by £115 over the last 12 months, according to the latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index, powered by

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Paris climate agreement presents ‘particular risks’ for shale fuel producers: Willis Towers Watson

July 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An international agreement to limit carbon emissions, regulations requiring some natural resources firms to have cash on hand to decommission facilities and the threat of cyber attack are among the risks cited by senior executives in a Willis Towers Watson

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U.S. commercial insurance prices rose less than 1% in first quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States increased modestly in aggregate – less than 1% – during the first quarter of 2016, continuing a three-year trend of smaller increases, according to the latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) by