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Friday, May 26, 2017-

MSA Releases Comprehensive Q1-2017 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 Life/Health analytical platforms have been updated to include first quarter (Q1) 2017 financial data the overwhelming majority of insurers in Canada. To access these rich data sets please log in at www.msaresearch.com 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017-

We are pleased to announce the release of MSA's 43 industry benchmarks for 2016 via the MSA Researcher P&C Platform. 

These are the same Benchmarks that will be included in the forthcoming 2017 MSA Benchmark Report. They are fully ready for use in company or peer-group benchmarking analysis. In addition to MSA’s value-added ratios and exhibits you will also find full regulatory statement data for each Benchmark. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Tesfaye (Tes) Fekade at tesfaye.fekade@msaresearch.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017-

MSA is pleased to announce the release of the Q4-2016 MSA Quarterly Outlook Report.

In this issue:

  • 2016 – A Narrow Escape
  • DBRS Commentary: After Fort McMurray
  • Industry Realignment Continues Apace
  • External Adjusting – Throw the dog a bone so it will be there for the CATS
  • Quarterly CatIQ CatReview
  • DBRS Rating Roundup
  • Fourth Quarter and Year-end Company Results
Thursday, April 6, 2017-

Economical Insurance sponsoring distribution of MSA's Quarterly Report to broker associations nation wide.

 WATERLOO, ON, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Underscoring its commitment to the broker channel, Economical Insurance is now the national title sponsor of MSA Quarterly Outlook Reports. This sponsorship funds the distribution of reports to brokerage members of insurance broker associations from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017- Toronto  – DBRS Teams Up with MSA Research to Provide its Insurer Ratings on MSA’s Analytical Platform and Reports

MSA Research Inc. (MSA) announced today that it will carry exclusively the Insurer ratings of DBRS Ltd., Canada’s largest credit ratings agency, on its MSA Researcher Platform and printed reports.. ..read more.


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