Global insured losses for 2017 estimated at US$135 billion: Munich Re

Jan 2018

According to Canadian Insurance Top Broker, "Munich Re estimates that global insured losses for 2017 will total US$135 billion, due in large part to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the earthquake in Mexico. Total losses for the year are estimated to be US$330 billion—the second highest year ...


Why the Move from Wholesale to MGA Has Meant Better Service for South Western Brokers

Dec 2017

South Western Insurance Group Limited’s decision to migrate from wholesale broker to Managing General Agent was far from a casual one. A carefully weighed strategy, the move began in earnest some four or five years ago, prompted by what president and CEO John Barclay refers to as a “very ...


Legal Expense Insurance Picks Up Where Liability Coverage Leaves Off

Nov 2017

; Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) protects your clients from the potential legal fees and expenses associated with their unique business activities. Providing indemnity for costs such as these is what differentiates LEI when it comes to specified legal matters not generally covered by commercial or ...


Brokers Award South Western Insurance a 5-Star MGA Ranking

Nov 2017

According to Insurance Business Canada, MGAs are instrumental in giving retail brokers the specialized skills and access they need to service their clients well. Which is why the organization has taken to conducting an annual broker survey to determine which MGAs stand out from the rest. This ...


It Takes More Than a Handshake to Adequately Protect Your Security Services Clients

Nov 2017

When it comes to effective insurance coverage, Security Services is a bit of a niche industry. According to Colleen Bliss, underwriter with South Western Insurance Group Limited, “The key to Security Services is knowledgeable underwriters who understand the product and what insureds do - because ...


How One Uncomfortable Night Helps Keep Homeless Youth from Falling Through the Cracks

Oct 2017

November 2017 will mark the third time that John Barclay, president and CEO of South Western Insurance Group Limited, has slept on the streets of Toronto. Organized by Covenant House, Barclay explains how participating in the annual “executive sleep out” addresses a dire need in the community. ...


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