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June 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

Dallas, Texas was the site of the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s recent 37th annual conference and exhibition where 4500 delegates met, networked, and examined a profession undergoing large-scale transformation.

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The Safety Equation

June 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Recent months have seen increased pressure being brought to bear by the private property and casualty insurance industry to deregulate the monopoly positions of provincial government insurers. Due to its sheer size and control of one of Canada’s largest consumer


D&O profit margins decrease

April 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Intense competition, increasing litigation and the rising cost of claims is decreasing profitability in directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance market, a panel of executives told the D&O Liability and Issues Symposium sponsored by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).


We are Doing Something About the Weather

April 1, 1999 Paul Kovacs, executive director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss

In January, more than two hundred of the world’s leading scientists met in Geneva to discuss what we should do about our changing weather. This gathering is part of an even larger working group that has been making steady research


CORRECTION (March 01, 1999)

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter



AutoRate Warning

February 1, 1999 Linda Matthews, COO of Royal & SunAlliance

Ontario’s auto insurance regulations under Bill 59, and the latest revisions under Bill 90, have created a unique legislative environment in the provincial governing of consumer insurance. So much so that several provincial insurance regulators have eyed the legislation as


Insurance fraud: The Insider Job

January 1, 1999 Linden Rees, president of Underwriters Fraud Control Inc.

Last November I provided a presentation in Boston, Mass. on “Automated Fraud Control” to an audience of senior American insurance executives. While all nodded in agreement with my salient points, that being internal fraud within the insurance industry is on the rise and needs to be addressed sooner than later, I was left with the feeling that most of the listeners were too aghast at the thought that their employees might be capable of stealing.