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Swiss Re Seeks Capital Boost

After reporting a C$1.05 billion (CHF1 billion) net loss for 2008, Swiss Re Group is turning to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for C$3.2 billion …

Industry Needs “New Architecture”: Lloyd’s Chair

The global insurance industry must establish a “new architecture” of cooperation and governance, and take a leading role in helping businesses understand the kind of …

Rotman Dean Shares Leadership Lessons

Member of the Insurance Institute’s CIP Society will get lessons in leadership from someone well-versed on the topic: Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School …

ICBC Steps Up Anti-Fraud Efforts

British Columbia’s public auto insurer will play a major role in the province’s latest anti-fraud efforts. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will issue …

Briefly…Partnership Creates Transportation Insurance Powerhouse

Two Western brokerages have forged a partnership to form the largest transport insurance shop in Alberta. Calgary-based Rogers Insurance Ltd. and Montana-based Stieg & Associates …

Briefly…RRJ/KRG Continues to Grow

The newly-formed partnership between RRJ Insurance Group and KRG Insurance Brokers has already expanded to include a new broker member. Late last week, the partners …

Claims Down, But Earnings Decline for MPI

Theft claims were down, but the markets took a toll on Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s results for the first nine months of its fiscal 2008 …

Industry Can Withstand Losses: Hartwig

The commercial insurance industry is well position to withstand large-scale losses -at least on the property side-in 2009, according to the head of the Insurance …

“Temporary” deficit to reach $85 billion

Finance
Minister Jim Flaherty says the federal government has no choice but to

Budget proposes increased powers for feds

In
an effort to keep Canada financially stable and avoid future problems
in …

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