July 13th, 2012

Week’s Top Stories: July 7 - 13, 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET

July 1 Reinsurance Renewals Reveal Plentiful Capacity amid Benign Catastrophe Activity, According to Guy Carpenter:  Reinsurance renewals took place against a backdrop of plentiful capacity at July 1, 2012. Capital has continued to strengthen through the second quarter of 2012, moderating pricing pressures, according to a briefing released today by Guy Carpenter.

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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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Managing Catastrophe Model Uncertainty, Issues and Challenges:  Here we bring together the segments of the popular series authored by John Major, which focuses on the issues and challenges in managing catastrophe model uncertainty.

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Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes Third Annual Report on Region’s Climate:  The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCACIC), a joint initiative of Guy Carpenter & Company and City University of Hong Kong, released its third annual report, which presents the findings of the 27 research projects conducted by GCACIC members on climate issues in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011.

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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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Achieving Growth in a Directionless Market: There is really only one word that adequately describes the state of the (re)insurance market: “adrift.” Profound uncertainties exist at all levels of the economy, the financial markets and the industry itself. Until these are resolved it will be all but impossible to predict with any confidence the (re)insurance market’s next move.

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