Thinking Differently: Opportunities for Profitable Growth: The macroeconomic environment continues to be top-of-mind among insurance leaders. With growth in global real gross domestic product slowing from 4.1 percent in 2010 to 3 percent in 2011, insurance leaders continue to experience significant headwinds challenging profitable growth. As reported by Swiss Re, insurance overall direct premiums declined 0.8 percent in real terms in 2011.
Assessing Future Reserve Development: Guy Carpenter’s view of the cycle shows that over the last 30 years, accident years that begin to show deteriorating results continue to deteriorate.
Casualty Lines: Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have focused on casualty lines of business.
Recent Enterprise Risk Management Stories: Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas stories on enterprise risk management.
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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