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MSA’s mission is to provide Canada’s insurance professionals with comprehensive financial information, unparalleled analytical tools and rigorous research on a consistent basis.


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Thursday, March 8, 2018-

2018 Canadian Insurance Financial Forum announces a new-two day format based on clienet feedback!

Toronto (March 8, 2018) - MSA Research announces a new format to mark its ninth annual Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF).
CIFF is the single largest gathering of Canadian P&C insurance financial professionals, attracting hundreds of delegates from across the country and abroad since its inception in 2010. Survey results of attendees showed that delegates value CIFF for the high-quality speakers and presentations, but they also want to have more time for interactive discussion and networking. Read the full press release
Wednesday, February 21, 2018-

New cyber-risk conference coming to Bermuda in 2018

A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year.
The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) Bermuda, presented by Canada’s MSA Research Inc, will take place December 6–7 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, following a BDA invitation to bring the event to the island. Read the full press release.
Monday, February 12, 2018-

2018 Canadian Insurance Financial Forum is now open for registration!

The 9th annual Canadian Insurance Financial Forum takes place May 15-16, 2018 at the White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The CIFF is an intensive two-day financial conference focused on the critical issues affecting actuarial, accounting, finance, analysis and investment professionals in the Canadian P&C insurance industry. Visit msaresearch.com/ciff to learn more and register for this event.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018-

MSA is pleased to announce the release of the Q3-2017 MSA Quarterly OutlookReport.

In this issue:

  • Nine-Months 2017 - A Mixed Bag
  • Rise of the Behemoths: Intact, Aviva and Desjardins
  • Key Decisions on the Path to Insurance Innovation
  • Quarterly CatIQ CatReview
  • DBRS Rating Roundup
  • Third Quarter Company Results
Monday, November 27, 2017-

MSA Releases Comprehensive Q3-2017 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 third quarter (Q3) 2017 financial data the overwhelming majority of insurers in Canada. To access these rich data sets please log in at www.msaresearch.com 

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