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This global carrier could re-enter the Canadian retail insurance market

February 27, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Seventeen years after selling its personal lines business to the insurer now known as Intact, Zurich Canada has ambitions to re-enter the “retail” space, but it remains to be seen how it would do that or what form it would

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Zurich Canada names new head of operations

January 31, 2019 by David Gambrill

Mathias Sommer has been named head of operations for Zurich Canada. Sommer has been leading the operations team as vice president of operations for Zurich’s Canadian commercial insurance segment since September 2017. He will remain based in Toronto and report to Zurich Canada CEO

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Zurich Canada names new CEO

August 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Zurich Insurance has appointed Saad Mered as CEO and chief agent of Zurich Canada, effective Oct. 1, 2018. Mered is currently chief claims officer for Zurich Insurance Group. He will be assuming the chief agent role from David Levinson, who

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Former Zurich Canada CEO elected to claims software vendor board

June 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Robert Landry, a former president and CEO of Zurich Insurance Company’s Canadian branch, was elected Thursday to the board of directors of Symbility Solutions Inc., a claims software maker. Calgary-based Symbility held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday. The vendor’s products

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How cyberattacks can sabotage the plants of your industrial clients

February 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

Industrial control systems (ICS) at manufacturing plants are perfect targets for cybercriminals because they are not designed with security in mind, Zurich Canada’s head of specialty products, Greg Irvine, said recently. Speaking at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto on

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Third-party drone services developing, immediate post-incident use still a challenge

September 8, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A trend seems poised to take flight whereby companies in need of drone services to gain specific insights will increasingly tap the expertise of third-party providers. “I think third-party companies who provide services utilizing drones will be more common than

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XL Catlin opens political risk, credit and bond insurance practice in Canada

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Tuesday that it has opened its first political risk, credit and bond (PRCB) practice in Canada “to address continued demand” and appointed Marvin Azzopardi as senior underwriter. “We are very excited to open our first Canada-dedicated