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Regulating professional Virtue

August 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Recent years have seen the emergence of ethical issues relating to multi-disciplinary professional firms such as lawyers and accountants. Questions have been raised over the role such organizations play in providing global services to companies such as insurers while maintaining confidentiality of the information handled and thereby avoiding potential conflicts of interest. A recent legal case has drawn a clearer picture of this ethical debate.

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Mandatory mediation: Split decision?

June 1, 1999 Jonathan Schrieder, Milton J. Brown, Q.C. & Assoc., Barristers &

When the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) introduced mandatory mediation of statutory accident benefits disputes, insurance companies quietly rejoiced. Essentially, the new rules preclude plaintiffs from launching an action at law prior to mediating issues in dispute which fall

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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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A turning point in professionalism

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The risk management profession is coming of age, says Susan Meltzer the incoming president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Meltzer will be the fifth Canadian president to take the reins of North America’s most prestigious organization representing the development of risk managers. She is also the first Canadian woman to occupy the presidency chair of RIMS, a task she does not find daunting in the least. Her message: it’s time for risk managers to look ahead.

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Brokers concede commission disclosure

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Risk managers believe they have gained a small victory on the quality of service battleground with the insurance industry. The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS) and global-brokers J&H Marsh & McLennan recently issued a joint statement to the

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Financial MANAGEMENT LIABILITY

February 1, 1999 Shelley Boyes

Bugs, big deals, bad spills and a certain public official’s sexual high crimes and misdemeanors were all key factors driving the corporate insurance market throughout 1998. And the same scary financial exposures will likely be very much in the minds