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How quantum computing could impact risk management and claims

March 18, 2024 Jason Contant

Quantum computing’s impact on P&C insurance operations will be wide-ranging, say several sources who spoke with CU. Almost every sector and department of the industry could be affected, including actuarial, risk management and underwriting teams, data analytics, IT, claims processing,

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Your Canadian clients’ top business risks in 2024

January 17, 2024 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canada’s top three business risks show companies are widely, and primarily, worried about disruption to their operations, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2024.   Over half (57%) of respondents in Canada said business interruption was their number one risk,

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What it’s like to be a public sector risk manager

October 26, 2023 Alyssa Di Sabatino

No two days are alike for public sector risk managers. One day, their jobs might require predicting risk for a transit facility; the next day, a long-term care home. That’s why it’s crucial for public risk managers to break out

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How the hard market impacts public risk managers

October 25, 2023 Alyssa Di Sabatino

Budgeting is where risk managers of publicly owned organizations feel the hard market the most. Public risk managers must often buy insurance for their entire region or branch while predicting what future losses may be. Like all risk managers, they

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Can risk management companies close the talent gap?

April 20, 2023 Jason Contant

A high percentage of today’s pool of risk managers has been working in the industry a long time, and the next largest group are fairly new to the business. Those in the younger group “are excited about what they’ve done

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Risk is changing. Is your approach to risk evolving, too?

February 24, 2023 by David Gambrill

As the world emerges from the pandemic, and geopolitical tensions soar, risk managers need to think of risk much more holistically than they have traditionally, says Sonia Kundi, chief risk officer for Zurich Canada. “I guess the thing that really

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The overlooked risk for which your business clients need to plan

February 15, 2023 by David Gambrill

In the aftermath of the pandemic, all sights are set on cybersecurity, talent acquisition and economic recession as top business risks, but companies should also focus on preparing for physical threats, says Mark Herrington of the risk intelligence firm OnSolve.

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What Navacord’s 15th deal of the year brought into the fold

July 26, 2022 by Jason Contant

Navacord Corp. has completed its 15th M&A deal of the year, this one involving a large commercial brokerage known for its risk management expertise with automotive dealerships. Navacord’s latest partnership is with Ottawa-based Binks Insurance Brokers Limited. Founded in 1918,

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Three charges laid for 2019 spill from Newfoundland’s Hibernia offshore oil platform

July 6, 2022 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil regulator is laying charges in connection with a 2019 oil spill in the Hibernia field, which sits about 315 kilometres off the coast of St. John’s. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore

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P&C industry fastening its seatbelt for risk of global recession

June 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

Fresh from emerging from a global pandemic, Canada’s P&C insurance industry is turning its mind toward the next item on its global risks list – the threat of an economic recession. Global economic recession topped the list of potential 2023

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Fraud risk management at B.C.’s $16 billion Site C dam project can improve: auditor

April 27, 2022 by Jason Contant

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s auditor general says Crown-owned BC Hydro can improve its management of potential fraud risks at the $16 billion Site C dam project. Michael Pickup says an audit found the Crown corporation has some elements of fraud

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Zurich Resilience Solutions in Canada adds new executive talent

March 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

Zurich Canada is growing Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) in Canada, adding Scott Thomas to the team as the head of ZRS for Canada and Chris Snider as head of sales and distribution. “This investment in ZRS Canada talent is an exciting step on our journey