June 8th, 2012

Week’s Top Stories: June 2 - 8, 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET

Plentiful Capacity Sets the Stage at June 1 Reinsurance Renewals: More moderate pricing trends were evident at the June 1, 2012, reinsurance renewals as the relatively light catastrophe loss activity during the first five months of the year contributed to positive reinsurer results and plentiful capacity, according to a briefing released today by Guy Carpenter.

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Chart: Combined Ratio, 2004 - Q1 2012, Guy Carpenter Global Composite

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Risk Profile, Appetite, and Tolerance: Fundamental Concepts in Risk Management and Reinsurance Effectiveness: Prior to the recent turbulence in the financial markets, insurers and reinsurers were increasing their use of enterprise risk management to make risk and capital management decisions. While this was driven in part by rating agencies and regulators, many carriers began to recognize the value of metric-based frameworks and capital models in evaluating their portfolios.

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Chart: Source of Earnings, Guy Carpenter Composite, Q1 2012

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Chart: Return on Revenue, 2004 - Q1 2012, Guy Carpenter Global Composite

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National Flood Modeling Solution for Mainland France: Guy Carpenter has developed a state-of-the-art probabilistic flood model for mainland France in collaboration with hydrological and hydraulic modeling experts, JBA Consulting (JBA) and Intermap Technologies (Intermap), a global provider of high-quality 3D digital elevation models.

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