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Risk Management: It’s a Buyer’s Market

March 1, 1999 Lowell Conn and Sean van Zyl

Despite deteriorating conditions in the property and casualty insurance market, insurers continue to slash already low premium rates. Market observers forecast this trend to continue for at least 24 months as insurers prioritize marketshare over revenue prosperity. Simply put, the

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WWW.SEEKING YOU

February 1, 1999 Andy Walker

Instant communication has come to the computer desktop through a miraculous little software company called Mirabilis. The Tel Aviv based company has revolutionized communication across the Internet with its innovative little program called ICQ which translates to the not-quite-acronym “I

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Hub/Co-operators on partnership bandwagon

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company is the latest insurer to take an ownership position in a broker network, trading its equity holdings in Ontario-based Barton Insurance Brokers to the Hub Group in exchange for an approximate 10% stake of the latter’s

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Jokers Wild

February 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Just over half a year has elapsed since the burial of Synchron. Since then, little appears to have been achieved in finding a replacement solution to the industry’s drive for a single interactive technology interface solution. Add to which, recent

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GA & Vector strike pact

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Listed broker-network Vector Intermediaries Inc. has struck a deal with General Accident Group (GA) which could cure the network’s cash woes. The deal, which could inject up to $35 million into Vector’s coffers, includes a $20 million loan facility made

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CBUS targets $250 million premium outflow

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Cross Border Underwriting Services Inc (CBUS), a subsidiary of the listed KRG Insurance Group, notched up half a million in premium dollars in its first year of operation. A specialist wholesale brokerage operator, CBUS was created a year ago

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RIBO meeting stresses industry SELF-REGULATION

January 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

The last six years have seen dramatic change in the structure and method of business of the property and casualty insurance industry. These “winds of change” sweeping through the industry are primarily a result of the unprecedented consolidation activity and

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ALERT Fraud 2000

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

By Stephen Markson, a director of Forensic Systems Group and Craig Malcolm, managing partner of Forensic Accounting & Investigative Services Regardless of whether the new millennium starts on January 1, 2000 or 2001, its advent will provide abundant opportunities for