Canadian market News

Marsh Names Lay as CEO, UK & Ireland; Robson as President & CEO, Marsh Canada

Marsh announced that Chris Lay will be named CEO of its UK & Ireland region, reporting to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh International, and he will be appointed CEO of Marsh Ltd., all subject to regulatory approval. Marsh also announced …

Hub International Acquires British Columbia-Based ES3 Insurance Services

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based insurance broker, announced it has acquired the shares of ES3 Insurance Services Ltd. operating as ES3 Advisory. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, ES3 Advisory is an employee benefits …

Wawanesa Mutual Names Jardine President of Canadian P/C Operation

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. announced the appointment of Carol Jardine as president of Wawanesa’s Canadian property and casualty (P/C) operation. Prior to her appointment, Jardine was senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a position she assumed when joining the …

Hub International Acquires Ontario-Based The Benefits Co.

Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired the shares of The Benefits Co. Inc. (TBC). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, TBC assists, guides and protects its clients through the various …

Markel Canada Appoints Crozier from Everest as President

Markel International, the specialist insurance subsidiary of Markel Corp., has appointed David A. Crozier to be president of Markel Canada, its business which operates across the country, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Crozier will take up his …

Endeavour Expands Capability of Claims Platform Used by Canadian Coverholders

Delegated authority specialist and Lloyd’s broker Endeavour Insurance Services has added new functionality, including Lineage compatibility, to its Advantage claims platform, further improving claims handling for Canadian coverholders and third party authorities (TPA). Developed in partnership with Advent Claims and …

Odyssey’s Newline Group Opens Unit in Canada with Focus on SMEs

Newline Group announced the launch of its new service company, Newline Canada Insurance Ltd., based in Toronto. Newline Group is part of the Odyssey Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings. Newline Canada will offer a suite of …

XL Catlin Taps Uhlmann from Zurich to Lead Canada Insurance Business

XL Catlin has appointed Urs Uhlmann as CEO, country manager for Canada. In his new role, Uhlmann will lead XL Catlin’s regional business strategy and overall insurance operations in Canada. Uhlmann joins XL Catlin after serving five years as CEO …

Hub International Acquires Manitoba-Based Desilets Insurance Brokers

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired the shares of Desilets Insurance Brokers Ltd. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Elie, Manitoba, Desilets offers personal and commercial insurance lines and specializes in providing …

AEGIS London Appoints Trudeau from Crawford & Co. to Manage Canadian Claims

Carrie Trudeau has been hired by Lloyd’s managing agent AEGIS London to manage claims notified by its Canadian coverholders. Based in Toronto, Trudeau will focus on strengthening relationships with London market brokers while supporting AEGIS London’s coverholders writing property and …