The MSA Researcher P&C and Life/Health Platforms

The Industry Gold Standard

Why you ask? …...Because

The MSA Researcher Platforms are, by far, the market’s leading analytical engine, financial database, business-intelligence and benchmarking tool for anyone interested in the Canadian P&C and Life/Health industries. Our software is used by the overwhelming majority of insurers, reinsurers, and many others that make up 90% of the Canadian insurance industry.

  • Unmatched Breadth: Reporting on over 98% of the market with 30+ years of historical data available
  • Unparalleled Timeliness and Frequency: Updates are released rapidly every quarter
  • Unrivaled Functionality: Easy access to a spectrum of analytical tools
  • Uncompromising Support and Training: It’s always about your needs and it’s always free
  • MSA Researcher is fully bilingual / MSA Researcher est entièrement bilingue

MSA Researcher’s Main Features

Our interactive multi-tab, multi-period and multi-dimensional dashboards provide you with quick and easy access to our analytical tools. View the tabs below. These dashboards are available to Complete and Lite MSA Researcher Licences

  • P&C Dashboard
  • Life/Health Dashboard
P&C DASHBOARD
  • Profile
  • Financials
  • 10yr Comparitives
  • Prov. Splits
  • Investments
  • Reinsurance
  • Capital
  • MCT
  • Reserves
  • Expenses
  • LR Heat Map

PROFILE

See a plethora of information on each company, officers, stock information and links

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FINANCIALS

In this two part tab, analyze and compare financial metrics over time and view balance sheet, income statement and KPI information for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

10 YEAR COMPARATIVES

With this two part tab quickly analyze and compare line of business and geographic information over ten years for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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PROVINCIAL SPLITS

Use this three part tab to quickly analyze and compare provincial split and line of business information for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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INVESTMENTS

With this two part tab quickly analyze and compare investment types for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites over time and detailed allocations.

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REINSURANCE

In this three part tab analyze ceded business by line, ceded business by type of reinsurer and ceded reinsurance by treaty type for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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CAPITAL

In this three part tab analyze capital elements over time, as well as changes in equity between periods for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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MCT

View MCT/BAAT details and required margins In this two part tab for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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RESERVES

Use this powerful three part tab to analyze all aspects of reserves including one year development by line of business, run-off triangles on discounted and undiscounted bases and MSA’s proprietary accident-year run-off charts for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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EXPENSES

In this two part tab analyze and compare general expense, commission and adjustment expense categories over time in both graphical and numerical formats for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites

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LR HEAT MAP

Use MSA’s loss ratio heat map to quickly hone in on pain points for for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites. Use the handy sliders to adjust loss ratio thresholds and desired line of business materiality.

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LIFE/HEALTH DASHBOARD
  • Profile
  • Financials
  • Key Comparatives
  • Prov. Splits
  • Investments
  • Reinsurance
  • Capital
  • Derivitaves
  • Seg Fund Assets
  • Actuarial Liabilities
  • General Expenses
  • Commissions
  • Movement

PROFILE

See a plethora of information on each company, officers, stock information and links.

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FINANCIALS

In this two part tab, view balance sheet, income statement and KPI information for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites in either consolidated or non-consolidated bases.

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KEY COMPARATIVES

With this two part tab quickly analyze and compare line of business and geographic information over ten years for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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PROVINCIAL SPLITS

Use this three part tab to quickly analyze and compare provincial split and line of business information for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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INVESTMENTS

With this four part tab quickly analyze and compare investment types for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites over time and detailed allocations.

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REINSURANCE

In this four part tab analyze ceded business by line, ceded business by type of reinsurer and ceded reinsurance by treaty type for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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CAPITAL

In this three part tab analyze capital elements over time, as well as changes in equity between periods for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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DERIVATIVES

Use this two part tab to examine derivative contracts by value, % for by credit rating for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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SEG FUND ASSETS

This tab shows segfund assets by type and changes over the period for by credit rating for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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ACTUARIAL LIABILITIES

In this two part tab analyze actuarial liabilities by line of business and region as well as other contract liabilities for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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GENERAL EXPENSES

Use this tab to analyze expenses by type over ten years for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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COMMISSIONS

Use this tab to analyze commissions by line of business and by region for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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MOVEMENT

Use this two part tab to analyze policy movement by line by category by dollars or policy count or by province for the selected company/ies, benchmarks or composites.

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If you are interested in our Researcher software, please call +1 (416) 367-9662 ext.1 for pricing and information.

MSA’s Quarterly Outlook Reports Online (P&C only)

Available to both Complete and Lite Licenses

Every license of MSA Researcher P&C will get a new module with a searchable archive of MSA’s Quarterly Reports going back to Q2-2004.

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Easily search the archive using keywords
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Conveniently browse and read the reports right from the platform

Powerful Market Share Analysis Module

(Not available to Lite licenses)

This extremely powerful view provides you with unprecedented insights into market share information. Measure marketshare for any line (or combination of lines) in any province (or any combination of provinces) for any set of companies, composites or benchmarks, against any base (industry or otherwise) over five years. Do in minutes what would otherwise take you hours, then easily export the results to Excel.

  • Line-of-Business Selector
  • Region Selector
  • Market-share Analysis Grid
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Statement Viewer

(Not available to Lite licenses)

Browse or export OSFI/CCIR statement pages for any company, benchmark or composite for any period, or export an entire statement. Includes 3-month or rolling 12-month views.

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Powerful Query Engine

(Not available to Lite licenses)

Query is where you have the ability to quickly obtain precisely the data that you need. Sort, filter and export it to Excel.

Looking to analyze a specific aspect across a group of insurers, benchmarks or composites? Compare against the whole industry? Sort companies by any field in the regulatory statements? Query is where you do that!

Create custom ‘Field Groups’ and ‘Company Groups’ and then run them against each other. These groups are persistent. That is, once you create them, you can use them repeatedly. You can also share them with others in your organization if you have a corporate license.

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DCPS - A Cure for the Double Counting Blues

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Query employs MSA’s proprietary Double Counting Prevention System (DCPS).
DCPS takes care of double counting when you include consolidated parent companies with their subsidiaries in your queries.

Collaboration Features - Available only to Corporate Licenses

SHARE

Easily bulk share/un-share objects such as company groups, composites, field groups and calculated fields with colleagues within your organization. They will be able to use them but not modify them (read-only basis). Users can make their own copies.

TRANSFER

Yield control of selected objects to colleagues and they can work on them (the objects will be shared back with you on a read-only basis).

Automation Via MSA’s Application Programming Interface

Corporate site license subscribers have the option of tapping into MSA’s P&C or Life/Health Researcher platforms programmatically via API, allowing for powerful automation of reports or services and deep integration with other corporate reporting systems.

The API allows programatic access to many of the core features of the platform including:

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Individual user ability to share data with the corporate API access account

For access to the API, please contact tesfaye.fekade@msaresearch.com

MSA Researcher Options and Benefits

Individual Licenses
(P&C)
Corporate Site
Licenses (P&C)
Lite
(P&C)
Individual Licenses
(Life/Health)
Corporate Site Licenses
(Life Health)
Lite
(Life/Health)
Number of Full Users
1, 2 or 3
25 and up
-
1, 2 or 3
25 and up
-
Number of Lite Users
1, 2 or 3
Unlimited
-
1, 2 or 3
Unlimited
-
Update Frequency
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Support
Admin Controls
NA
NA
Collaboration Features
NA
NA
Yrs of Data
10
10 or back to 1990
10
10
10 or back to 1996
10
Online Access to MSA's Quarterly Rpt
NA
NA
NA
Printed copies of MSA
Quarterly Rpt
Add-on
30
add-on
NA
NA
NA
API
Interactive Dashboard
Statement View
Query View
Market Share Module
Company Groups and
Custom Composites
Field Groups
Calculated Fields
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