August 31st, 2012

Week’s Top Stories: August 25 - 31, 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET

Strategic Growth and International Expansion a Priority for Lloyd’s, According to Guy Carpenter Report: A new report on the Lloyd’s insurance market published by Guy Carpenter finds that Lloyd’s is looking to improve its global competitiveness despite mounting challenges including low investment returns, record catastrophe losses, subdued economic growth in developed markets and uncertainty over the future of the Eurozone. Lloyd’s: A Vision for Targeted Growth provides an analysis of Lloyd’s operational performance, growth within the sector and explores how changes to the Market’s strategy will impact key players within the insurance industry.

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Update: Tropical Storm Isaac: Tropical Storm Isaac now carries maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It continues its slow drift, now to the north-northwest. Storm surge, inland flooding, and inland tornadoes remain as ongoing hazards with Isaac.

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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 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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Recent Posts from Alex Moczarski, CEO of Guy Carpenter and Chairman, Marsh & McLennan Companies International: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts by Alex Moczarski, Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter and Chairman, Marsh & McLennan Companies International.

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Chart: Long-term Evolution of Shareholders’ Funds: Chart presents the long-term evolution of shareholders’ funds for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite.

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