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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

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How blockchain can help fight insurance fraud

September 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

Blockchain for insurance has various oft-touted benefits – reduced costs and simpler and faster transactions, among them – but it can also be used to combat fraud, said David Verbeeten, a domain expert in insurance at software company ConsenSys. Verbeeten

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Will Hurricane Florence affect reinsurance rates in Canada?

September 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

As the southeastern United States braces for Hurricane Florence – one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused widespread destruction in the country – the question of whether there is sufficient reinsurance capacity is again thrust into the spotlight.

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This reinsurer says rates need to go up

September 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

Underwriting margins will need to improve by at least six to nine points in major western markets to deliver sustainable returns, according to the latest sigma report from global reinsurer Swiss Re. The report Profitability in non-life insurance: mind the

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Aspen Insurance agrees to be taken private

September 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., which writes risks in Canada, has tentatively agreed to be bought for US$2.6 billion. If the deal closes, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen will be owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC of New York City.

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Toronto’s density, old sewer system lead to flooding, observers say

August 22, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent

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On the Scene: IBAA Annual Convention, May 6-9, 2018

August 16, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

Beautiful Banff was again the setting for the Annual Convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA), held May 6-9, 2018. Canadian Underwriter was the exclusive national media sponsor of the event, which kicked off with a golf tournament

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Will Aviva Canada and Crawford & Company retain their crowns in 2018?

August 15, 2018 Insurance Nexus

TORONTO, August 15, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Voting has opened in the third annual 2018 Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards, Insurance Nexus have announced. Recent research conducted by Insurance Nexus has shown that 94% of senior insurers agree that AI will deeply

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Major consolidation this year in reinsurance industry?

July 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Mergers and acquisitions will likely be a topic of discussion for mid-market reinsurers, executives with a large European reinsurer suggest. Efforts by large reinsurers to improve productivity will put “more pressure” on mid-sized and smaller reinsurers “to have this strategic

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The trick to getting blockchain to work for insurance

July 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

The trick to getting blockchain to work in the insurance space is getting all the players in the market to align and agree on common standards and a way to govern the blockchain, Aon Benfield’s chief information officer said Friday.

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Cyber catastrophe bonds: Coming soon?

July 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With computer security incidents causing business interruption and privacy breaches, there is a “very real possibility” that a catastrophe bond covering cyber risk might be available, the head of a cyber risk modelling vendor predicts. Catastrophe bonds are a form

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Reinsurer with Toronto office could become publicly traded

June 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd., which sells reinsurance in Canada through a Toronto office, will be publicly traded if a tentative merger agreement announced Monday is approved. Bermuda-based Sirius was sold in 2016 by White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. to