February 15th, 2013

Week’s Top Stories: February 9 - 15, 2013

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

The Growing Role of the Reinsurance Broker in the Life Market: Life and non-life reinsurance are different. One of the major differences is the prominence of the role of the reinsurance broker in non-life reinsurance - more than 75 percent of non-life business is transacted through brokers.

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Convergence Trends: Here we present recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have discussed the concept of the convergence of traditional and non-traditional sources of capital.

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Supply Chain Risk:  Here we review the recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have dealt with supply chain risk.

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January 1, 2013 Renewals Bring Stable Reinsurance Pricing: Guy Carpenter reports that the reinsurance sector enters 2013 equipped with ample dedicated capital and stable pricing. In its 2013 global renewal report, The Route to Profitable Growth, Guy Carpenter finds that the January 1, 2013, renewals took place against a stable backdrop, with only loss-affected lines and select regions experiencing price volatility. The market was supported by a combination of factors including lower than normal catastrophe losses during the first nine months of 2012, new reinsurance capacity and record-high levels of capital.

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CAT- i Reports in Second Half 2012:  Here we review all of the CAT-i report events that appeared on GC Capital Ideas in the second half of 2012.

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Implications of Emerging Market Growth on the (Re)insurance Sector: As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, and economic and socio-political conditions stabilize in many emerging markets, these territories will become more central to carrier companies’ strategies.

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