Archive for March, 2013



March 29th, 2013

Week’s Top Stories: March 23 - 29, 2013

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Chart Room: Reserve Cycle, General Liability Claims Made and Products Liability Claims Made: The lines have begun to show deteriorating results in the most recent accident years.

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Approaching April Renewals: As we approach the April 1 Japan reinsurance renewals, we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories focusing on Asia Pacific.

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Profitable Growth Opportunities: Here we present recent GC Capital Ideas stories focusing on profitable growth.

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Marsh United States Insurance Market Report 2013: Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh’s 2013 United States Insurance Report reveals that although U.S. commercial insurance rates are expected to continue firming in many lines of business and industry sectors in 2013, traditional signs of a conventional hard market are not evident as price increases are not uniform, capacity is plentiful and competition among insurers remains intense.

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Japan Values Long-Term Continuity: As in every past year, Japanese (re)insurers look to the January 1, 2013, reinsurance renewal for guidance as to the likely state of the market for their renewals at April 1. This year they will have been encouraged with a market characterized by excess capital, overcapacity and easing prices for loss-free business. This scenario is evidenced by the Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Rate on Line index, which fell at renewal, albeit marginally.

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Extension of Guy Carpenter’s Asia Flood Model to China: Floods are among the most destructive hazards and as more people move to urban areas, flooding is having a growing impact on larger populations and economic losses.

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March 28th, 2013

GC Capital Tip: Find Older Articles

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During busy times of the year, we add articles quickly. So, what you see on the front page of GC Capital Ideas one day may not be there the next. The article has not disappeared; it has just moved to the next page. Articles are listed in the order in which they were published. The newest is at the top of the front page. To see those that are a bit older, go to the bottom of a page and click the “previous” link.

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March 27th, 2013

Profitable Growth Opportunities

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Here we present recent GC Capital Ideas stories focusing on profitable growth. 

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March 26th, 2013

Chart Room: Reserve Cycle, General Liability Claims Made and Products Liability Claims Made

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The lines have begun to show deteriorating results in the most recent accident years. 

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March 25th, 2013

Approaching April Renewals

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

As we approach the April 1 Japan reinsurance renewals, we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories focusing on Asia Pacific. 

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March 22nd, 2013

Week’s Top Stories: March 16 - 22, 2013

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

Japan Values Long-Term Continuity: As in every past year, Japanese (re)insurers look to the January 1, 2013, reinsurance renewal for guidance as to the likely state of the market for their renewals at April 1. This year they will have been encouraged with a market characterized by excess capital, overcapacity and easing prices for loss-free business. This scenario is evidenced by the Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Rate on Line index, which fell at renewal, albeit marginally.

Read the article >>

 

Extension of Guy Carpenter’s Asia Flood Model to China: Floods are among the most destructive hazards and as more people move to urban areas, flooding is having a growing impact on larger populations and economic losses.

Read the article >>

 

Marsh United States Insurance Market Report 2013: Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh’s 2013 United States Insurance Report reveals that although U.S. commercial insurance rates are expected to continue firming in many lines of business and industry sectors in 2013, traditional signs of a conventional hard market are not evident as price increases are not uniform, capacity is plentiful and competition among insurers remains intense.

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Andrew Cox, Guy Carpenter’s Head of Advisory, EMEA: Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas stories authored by Andrew Cox, Head of Advisory, EMEA, at 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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Solvency II on GC Capital Ideas: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have touched on issues relating to the Solvency II regime.

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March 21st, 2013

GC Capital Tip: Chart Room

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why GC Capital Ideas has the Chart Room. If you want to get a quick sense of important industry trends, the Chart Room provides snapshots of everything from catastrophe bonds to the Guy Carpenter World Rate on Line Index. We encourage you to use these charts in your presentations, along with the proper attribution.

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March 20th, 2013

Marsh United States Insurance Market Report 2013

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh’s 2013 United States Insurance Report reveals that although U.S. commercial insurance rates are expected to continue firming in many lines of business and industry sectors in 2013, traditional signs of a conventional hard market are not evident as price increases are not uniform, capacity is plentiful and competition among insurers remains intense. 

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March 19th, 2013

Extension of Guy Carpenter’s Asia Flood Model to China

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Floods are among the most destructive hazards and as more people move to urban areas, flooding is having a growing impact on larger populations and economic losses.

Continue reading…

March 18th, 2013

Japan Values Long-Term Continuity

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As in every past year, Japanese (re)insurers look to the January 1, 2013, reinsurance renewal for guidance as to the likely state of the market for their renewals at April 1. This year they will have been encouraged with a market characterized by excess capital, overcapacity and easing prices for loss-free business. This scenario is evidenced by the Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Rate on Line index, which fell at renewal, albeit marginally. This environment will come as a welcome change to Japanese buyers, who have fought their way through the last two renewals against adverse market conditions caused by a series of significant losses in the Asia Pacific region.

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