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Alberta’s move to enter the captive insurance market could have significant benefits for employers in the province. On Dec. 2, 2021, the province’s proposed Bill 76, the Captive Insurance Companies Act, received royal assent, taking it one step closer to becoming law. If passed, the legislation will make Alberta the second province, after British Columbia, to […]

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is completing its acquisition of Willis Towers Watson’s global reinsurance business, Willis Re. The US$3.25 billion transaction was first announced in August and was finalized earlier this month. Together with Gallagher’s existing reinsurance operations, the combined businesses will trade as Gallagher Re from more than 70 offices across 31 countries and incorporate 2,400 […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
  • 15:00

Five years ago, Rolls Royce Canada Ltd. realized its insurer and one of its European divisions’ insurers had separate reinsurance through a larger multinational company, so it worked out a deal to pool both divisions’ insured benefits. As a multinational company with more than 50,000 global employees, the automaker was an ideal candidate for a […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a Canadian mortgage broker. The investment in M3 Financial Group will allow the organization to continue its strategic growth plan around acquisitions and help expand its digital footprint, according to a press release, which noted the mortgage broker most recently acquired Pinch Financial, a technology […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2021 November 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to close by the end of the first quarter of 2022 and there’ll be an earnout payable in 2025 of up to US$750 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. Read: […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00

As institutional investors seek portfolio diversification and the insurance industry seeks additional capacity amid global growth, investment strategies incorporating insurance-linked securities are providing a solution for both parties. Insurance-linked securities allow insurers to transfer some of their risk to investors. For example, in the case of catastrophe bonds, the issuer pays a coupon to an […]


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  • By: Scot Blythe
  • October 27, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 09:45