March 7th, 2014

Week’s Top Stories: March 1 – 7, 2014

Posted at 8:00 AM ET

Chart: Risk Capital Outstanding: Risk capital outstanding for property/casualty catastrophe bonds for the period 1997 to 2013.

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Cyber Review: As Guy Carpenter launches its new Cyber Solutions Specialty Practice, we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories on cyber.

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Chart: 2013 Catastrophe Bond Transactions: This table lists the 144A property/casualty catastrophe bond transactions that were completed in 2013.

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Guy Carpenter Makes Senior Promotions: Guy Carpenter  announced that Massimo Reina has been promoted to the position of CEO of Continental Europe and MENA, with immediate effect. He succeeds Peter Stubbings, who has taken up the position of Chairman of the firm’s Bermuda operations.

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January 2014 Renewal Report: Capacity: Evolution, Innovation and Opportunity: The January 1, 2014 renewal saw rates on line fall significantly in nearly all regions and business segments as relatively low loss experiences, strong balance sheets and an influx of capital spurred competition and innovation in the reinsurance market. This culminated in a marketplace focused on meeting individual client needs as reinsurers reacted to the challenge posed by alternative markets and alternative markets, in turn, sought to deliver unique solutions. Insurers also looked to capitalize by adapting their buying strategies and prioritizing their risk transfer goals.

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And You May Have Missed

Chart: Significant Insured Losses: Reports insured losses from natural disasters and man-made disasters, 2011 to 2013.

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