Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao has decided to define what it means to be a general insurance broker in the province. Those who wish to call themselves brokers will have to offer their clients products from at least four different insurers that do not belong to the same financial group. This decision comes at a time when the Quebec industry is debating the definition of brokerage.
Traditionally, the insurance industry has underlined the service offered by its distributors. Tomorrow’s consumers, however, will be attracted to the emotional side of the protection they purchase. This is the vision of Denis Ricard, executive vice president, Individual Insurance and Annuities, iA Financial Group. The Insurance and Investment Journal met with him at the end of September in Quebec City to discuss the future of insurance. "What happens when a consumer buys insurance?
HUB International has been carrying out multiple acquisitions in Canada and the United States with a clear goal in mind – “to ensure that we get the best talent available,” says Tina Osen, President, HUB International Canada. The Insurance and Investment Journal spoke with Osen a few days after the announcement that HUB was acquiring property & casualty insurance brokerage firm Integro Canada in early September. Acquisitions are an important part of the company’s strategy.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".