March 15th, 2013

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

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

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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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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Germany: Breach of Contractual Incidental Obligation Due to Gross Negligence Can Release Insurer from Obligation to Pay: The Insurance Contract Act (Versicherungsvertragsgesetz, VVG) contains provisions about risk exclusions and incidental obligations. A risk exclusion means the insurer does not provide insurance cover for a specified excluded risk, and in cases of an incidental obligation, the policyholder loses insurance cover if he/she does not observe the specified incidental obligation.

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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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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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And, you may have missed…..

Tony Gallagher Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Region for Guy Carpenter: Guy Carpenter announced that Tony Gallagher will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s Pacific Region effective March 1, 2013. Mr. Gallagher will be based in Sydney and will report to James Nash, CEO of the firm’s Asia Pacific region.

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