September 21st, 2012

Week’s Top Stories: September 15 - 21, 2012

Posted at 10:30 AM ET

Capital Development at Lloyds: The chain of security at Lloyd’s describes the three layers of capital that Lloyd’s uses to pay claims.

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GC Securities* Wins Insurance Day’s ILS Transaction of the Year Award: Guy Carpenter and GC Securities have been named the winner of Insurance Day’s ILS Transaction of the Year, as part of the 2012 World Reinsurance Awards program. This recognition honors the Kibou Ltd. catastrophe bond program for its innovative structure and strategic execution.

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Guy Carpenter Explores Opportunities in a Challenging Market At Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous 2012: In its fifth annual press briefing held at the Reinsurance Rendez-Vous 2012 in Monte Carlo, Guy Carpenter addressed the challenging market conditions currently facing the (re)insurance industry and highlighted opportunities for growth.

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Guy Carpenter Details Top Risks for (Re)Insurance Industry in Mid-Year Market Report: Guy Carpenter released its mid-year market report, which addresses the top risks (re)insurers face as they seek profitable growth. The report, Overcoming Key Risks on the Road to Profitable Growth, provides a detailed analysis of three key risks to the sector: economic uncertainty and emerging interest rate sensitivity, the shifting nature of catastrophe losses and reserving risk.

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“Cold Spot” Catastrophe Losses Reveal Potential Emerging Market Risks, According to Guy Carpenter Report: Guy Carpenter published a new report that offers insight into catastrophe risks in developing economies and how they are likely to affect the (re)insurance sector as companies target growth opportunities in these new markets, including emerging Asia and Latin America. According to Cold Spots Heating Up: The Impact of Insured Catastrophe Losses in New Growth Markets, growth opportunities in emerging economies pose a unique set of challenges to (re)insurers.

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The Microfinance Market Today: The groundbreaking efforts by pioneers in the microfinance industry have already begun to yield substantial returns. Today, more than 150 million people worldwide have access to microcredit, the industry’s flagship product - roughly equivalent to half the population of the United States. From the perspective of microfinance institutions (MFIs), this growing market has been successful, as well.

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