June 21st, 2013

Week’s Top Stories: June 15 - 21, 2013

Posted at 8:00 AM ET

Chart: RBC Ratio to BCAR:   In Figure 1, RBC Ratio is defined as the ratio of aggregate Total Adjusted Capital to Authorized Control Level RBC for each of 111 combined insurance groups. Plotted against BCAR, there is clearly a strong correlation between the measures, though the relationship is not perfect.

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A.M. Best BCAR Updates: A briefing prepared by Guy Carpenter’s Ratings Advisory Team outlines important changes to the BCAR methodology and their implications.

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Catastrophe Bond Activity: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have reported catastrophe bond transactions in which GC Securities was involved.

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Chart: Alternative Capacity as a Percentage of Global Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Limit: The increasing influence of alternative capacity is demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the growth of convergence capacity as a percentage of global property catastrophe limit from 2008 to 2013 (projected).

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Specialty Insurance Program Market Poised for Growth Opportunities in 2013: Guy Carpenter released the findings of its eighth annual Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey. The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks movement in the Program Administrator and Managing General Agency (PA/MGA) market, reveals that the PA/MGA market continues to thrive and is well-positioned for growth in the year ahead.

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Tokio Solution Management and GC Securities Create Private Catastrophe Bond Platform: Tokio Solution Management Ltd. (”Tokio Solution”) and GC Securities*, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, are pleased to announce the creation and launch of a private catastrophe bond platform called the Tokio TensaiTM Platform.

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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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