Guy Carpenter’s intellectual capital website, www.GCCapitalIdeas.com, was selected as the “Reinsurance Broker Initiative of the Year” at the 2009 British Insurance Awards, presented at Royal Albert Hall in London on July 8. The awards, in their 15th year, recognize outstanding performance and innovation throughout the insurance and reinsurance industries. This is the first year for the “Reinsurance Initiative of the Year” category.
Launched in October 2008, GCCapitalIdeas.com changed the way insurers, reinsurers, and others stay abreast of the latest industry thinking. On a daily basis, the site provides concise, targeted insights into a wide variety of (re)insurance topics — including enterprise risk management, risk modeling, diversification, reinsurance rates, the cost of capital and casualty catastrophes.
Using blog technology, GCCapitalIdeas.com allows busy professionals to use searchable “category tags” to quickly customize their research, while the site’s “Chart Room” provides graphic analyses that anyone may download. Readers may subscribe via email or a Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and can easily access articles from their handheld devices.
The British Insurance Awards judging panel is drawn from a respected group of market experts, practitioners, analysts, and consultants. The “Reinsurance Broker Initiative of the Year” award honors projects from the past year that have addressed customer needs and have had a significant impact on the market or the company.
According to David Priebe, Chairman of Global Client Development, Guy Carpenter, “We are honored to receive the inaugural award in this category from our peers at the British Insurance Awards. GC Capital Ideas is setting a new standard for the way our industry creates and shares information. As always, Guy Carpenter is committed to using the latest technology to create added value for our clients.”