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Swiss Re Group books $2.5 billion for pandemic-related losses

July 31, 2020 by David Gambrill

Swiss Re today reported COVID-19 claims and reserves totalling $2.5 billion across the Group, resulting in a net loss of $1.1 billion in the first half of 2020 (all figures in U.S. dollars). “Based on current information and a prudent

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The other financial hit your commercial client takes after a flood

July 29, 2020 by Adam Malik

FM Global is raising concerns about companies that don’t practice flood mitigation on their properties, warning that flooding perils decrease an organization’s value by 5% a year after the event. Investors will have their confidence shaken regarding the company’s decision-making

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A P&C insurance-specific guide for returning to the office: Deloitte

July 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

As Canadian P&C insurance industry leaders start to think about bringing employees back to the office, now is a good time to re-think the work required, the workforce skills that will be needed in the future, and what the future

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What reinsurance renewals looked like in July: Willis Re

July 20, 2020 by David Gambrill

Anyone expecting the global pandemic to cause a dramatic reduction of global capital during 2020 Q2 renewals on July 1 were in for a pleasant surprise, as suggested in a recent report by Willis Re. “Q2 2020 has witnessed a

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Lloyd’s proposes “open source” frameworks for future pandemic coverage

July 6, 2020 by David Gambrill

Lloyd’s of London is proposing three “open-source frameworks” to provide a blueprint for better protecting society against systemic catastrophic events such as pandemics, after noting the market will pay out between $3 billion and $4.3 billion to its global customers

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Opinion: Here’s how to set up future BI pandemic coverage

June 12, 2020 Mary Kelly and Anne Kleffner

If the property and casualty insurance industry wants to avoid future entanglements around business interruption insurance, as seen during the coronavirus pandemic, then a robust public-private partnership (P3) might provide a solution. COVID-19 has highlighted the issue of how to

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CU Webinar: Industry execs to discuss impact of economic recession on Canada’s P&C industry

June 12, 2020 by David Gambrill

Way back in 2020 Q1, before the world turned upside down, the Canadian property and casualty insurance results were on the rebound from a difficult prior year. But on Mar. 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus

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Lloyd’s estimates COVID’s cost to the industry and its own market

May 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Lloyd’s market will pay “in the range” of $3 billion to $4.3 billion “as a result of the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19,” the Corporation of Lloyd’s announced Thursday. Comparing the overall COVID-related losses to the 2001 terror attack in

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Aon names new president of Reinsurance Solutions in Canada

May 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

Matt Wolfe has been appointed the new president of Reinsurance Solutions in Canada, Aon plc announced Friday. “In his new role, Matt will lead the Canadian Reinsurance solutions team and bring unmatched analytics and insights to clients across the country,”

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Pandemic bonds: The financial cure we need for COVID-19?

March 30, 2020 The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Dror Etzion, Associate Professor, Strategy and Organizations, McGill University; Bernard

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On why Aon-Willis Towers Watson’s deal was predictable

March 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

One industry professional with a reinsurance background is really not surprised by the announcement yesterday by Aon plc that it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for $30 billion in stock. “I think the writing has been on the wall

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Should you outsource your response to silent cyber?

February 28, 2020 by Jason Contant

Some insurers are specifically allocating internal resources to address silent cyber, while others are outsourcing it, speakers noted recently at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto Feb. 21. Melinda Parker Thompson, an underwriting specialist with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty