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Wednesday, April 23, 2014-

MSA is pleased to announce the release of the Q4-2013 MSA Quarterly Outlook Report.


In this issue:

  •  Year End Review - Year of the Cat and Winter of Discontent
  • A New Behemoth - Desjardins Swallows State Farm
  • The Battle of the North Atlantic
  • The Expanding Scope of Director and Officer Liability: Recent Developments and Insights
  • S&P Rating Roundup
  • Fourth Quarter & Year-End Company Results

Tuesday, April 22, 2014-

Aviva Collaborates with MSA Research Inc.

Aviva will become the title sponsor for the MSA Quarterly P&C Outlook Report within the Province of Quebec.  Through this partnership, the quarterly reports will be distributed to all the RCCAQ's 4,500 plus members.

Click here to read the full press release: English / Francais

Tuesday, March 18, 2014-

MSA Releases Comprehensive Q4-2013 Canadian P&C and Life/Health/Fraternal Results via MSA Researcher Online.

We are pleased to advise you that the MSA Researcher P&C and MSA Researcher Life/Health/Fraternal analytical platforms have been updated to include fourth quarter (Q4) and year-end 2013 information on almost every insurer in Canada. In addition, P&C MSA Report data in Researcher has also been updated to reflect year-end results.

Click here for summary P&C Q4-2013  company by company
Results (PDF)

Click here for summary L/H/F Q4-2013  company by company
results (PDF)

We are also delighted to announce exciting improvements and new features with this release:
Introducing ‘Visual Field Selector’. Click here for more details.


If you are an MSA Researcher subscriber, please log in to www.msaresearch.com using your email address and your password to access these rich data sets. 

If you have any questions or are interested in subscribing, please contact tesfaye.fekade@msaresearch.com.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014-

MSA is pleased to announce the release of the Q3-2013 MSA Quarterly Outlook Report.


In this issue:

  •  Nine Month Results - Losses Concentrate the Mind
  • Following the Misfortunes
  • Take Me To There - Living in the 'Other World'
  • Ontario Auto: Up the Hill Backwards - Will it be Alright?
  • S&P Rating Roundup
  • Third Quarter & Nine Month Company Results

Wednesday, November 27, 2013-

We are pleased to advise you that comprehensive Canadian Q3-2013 (nine-month) Property and Casualty and Life / Health / Fraternal data is now available via MSA Researcher.

To access the software, please go to www.msaresearcher.com and log in using your email address and your password.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact Tes at tesfaye.fekade@msaresearch.com or at 416 368-0777 x23.


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