May 13th, 2013

Recent GC Securities* Stories on GC Capital Ideas

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories about GC Securities.

GC Securities*: First Quarter Cat Bond Activity Signals Robust Issuance Ahead: GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, today released an analysis of first quarter activity and trends within the catastrophe risk market for 2013. Two natural peril-exposed catastrophe bond transactions closed during the first quarter of 2013, for a total of USD520 million of issuance. This seemingly low level of primary issuance activity is deceiving, however, as activity in the capital markets and the influence of “non-traditional” capacity - a term that is rapidly approaching obsolescence - has never been higher.

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GC Securities* Completes Catastrophe Bond Bosphorus 1 Re Ltd. Series 2013-1 Notes for the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool: GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, today announced the placement of the Series 2013-1 Notes, with notional principal at $400,000,000, through a newly formed catastrophe bond shelf program, Bosphorus 1 Re Ltd., to benefit the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP). This is the first time that the TCIP has directly utilized the cat bond market to manage its earthquake risks in the Istanbul region.

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Stephen C. Mathews Joins GC Securities*: Guy Carpenter announced that Stephen C. Mathews has been appointed Managing Director of GC Securities*, effective immediately.  Mr. Mathews is based in New York and reports to Chris Ezbiansky, Head of M&A Advisory - Americas.

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GC Securities* Completes Catastrophe Bond Tar Heel Re Ltd. Series 2013-1 Notes: GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, today announced the placement of the Series 2013-1 Notes, with notional principal at $500,000,000, through a newly formed catastrophe bond shelf program, Tar Heel Re Ltd., to benefit the North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association and the North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association (collectively, the NCJUA/NCIUA). This is the fourth time that the NCJUA/NCIUA has utilized the cat bond market to manage its tropical cyclone risks and the first time that an annual aggregate structure was utilized.

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* Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.

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