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Canadian Broker Network appoints next chairman

October 11, 2018 David Gambrill

Canadian Broker Network, Canada’s leading network of independent insurance brokers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kemp, co-president of CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd., as the next CBN chairman. “We welcome Andrew Kemp as chairman whose industry experience and

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Newcom Media extends its insurance media leadership with acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine and the Top Broker Summit

October 11, 2018 Newcom Media Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. The acquisition extends the market leadership already enjoyed by Newcom

News Announcements

Introducing the new Canadian Underwriter, “Your Guide to Insurance Success”

October 10, 2018 Ian Portsmouth, Publisher

Whatever your role in the industry, you can rightfully feel harried by the demands of an insurance career today. You’re certainly dealing with more change and complexity than the people who received the debut issue of this magazine in January

News BrokersMergers and Aqcuisitions

Rhodes & Williams expands with new merger

October 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies has merged with Caiger-Watson Insurance Brokers Ltd. The latter brokerage will operate under the name of Caiger-Watson Insurance Brokers, a division of Rhodes & Williams Limited. Clients of Caiger-Watson will continue to be

insPRESS Announcements

Canada’s #1 insurance publication relaunches with bold new look and editorial mandate

October 10, 2018 Newcom Media Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Canadian Underwriter magazine relaunched today with the publication of its October 2018 issue, introducing an energetic look, functional design and editorial mandate expressed by its new tagline: “Your Guide to Insurance Success.” Now in its

News BrokersInsuranceTechnology

Five pillars of brokerage digital transformation

October 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

More Canadian brokerages are moving towards a fully digital experience as consumer expectations are driving demand for faster, more efficient service, a broker management system (BMS) provider said Monday. “More brokers are moving to a completely connected experience from internal

News BrokersInsurance

Saskatchewan commercial brokerage joins Navacord

October 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial brokerage Henderson Insurance Inc. will become Navacord Corp.’s newest member effective Nov. 1, the companies announced Tuesday. With offices in Regina and Moose Jaw, Henderson is Navacord’s first broker partner in Saskatchewan. The terms of the partnership were not

News BrokersInsurance

Paid Your clients are ready to dive in to their vacation. Are you helping them breathe easy?

October 8, 2018 Allianz

Swimming in a crystal blue ocean, soaking up a warm tropical sun. Travelling is all about the experiences that help you become one with the moment. But when those experiences result in the unexpected, travel protection becomes a universal need.

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The Psychology of the Small Business Owner

October 8, 2018 Richard Spence

Consider the sheer courage of Canadian business owners. With so many commercial risks and liabilities, from property and casualty to employee fraud, credit risk, key-person vulnerabilities – and now cyber attack (see story on Page 23) – it’s a wonder

News BrokersInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Is this the beginning of the end of a soft commercial market in Canada?

October 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

The commercial insurance market in Canada may be starting to see indications of premium rate hardening, Hub International Canada president Tina Osen told Canadian Underwriter recently. “It hasn’t all hit yet, so I want to be clear on that,” Osen

News InsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Regulatory guidance should recognize broker independence, insurers say

October 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When it comes to market conduct in the property and casualty industry, the regulations should recognize that brokers are independent, an Insurance Bureau of Canada spokesperson says. A guidance paper explaining regulators’ “overarching expectations” on market conduct for brokers, agents

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

How “differentiated” technology will change M&A valuations

October 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

Buyers are increasingly targeting “differentiated” technology in merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, knowing they are going to be judged on the potential of what they can achieve with the technology they are purchasing. The value of an acquisition will increasingly