November 14th, 2008

Week’s Top Stories: Nov 8 - 14, 2008

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Book Value Update: Earnings Announcement Impact: the erosion of balance sheets continues, as the effects of a global financial catastrophe spread across financial markets.

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Get Credit for Your ECM with S&P: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has released a new framework for determining whether a carrier’s own ECM can receive partial credit in the S&P capital adequacy evaluation.

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Financial Catastrophes: No Storm, Plenty of Damage: throughout 2008, every major city in the world felt the reverberations of a “financial catastrophe,” triggered by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market.

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Uncover and Mitigate Product Liability Risk: Avert a Casuaty Catastrophe: Casualty Cat, a new model developed jointly by Guy Carpenter and Arium, Ltd., seeks to identify the hidden product liability accumulations in a carrier’s portfolio and delivers the insights needed for informed action.

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Defining the Value of Risk Management: the fundamental activity of risk-bearers has not been measurable, leaving a cloud of ambiguity in the middle of every carrier’s operation.

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Alternatives to Alternative Capital: (re)insurers have come to expect that alternative sources of capital will always be available, but the well may be at risk of running dry.

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