March 6th, 2015

Week’s Top Stories: February 28 — March 6, 2015

Posted at 8:00 AM ET

2015 Rate on Line Index Highlights: Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas Chart Room entries highlighting Guy Carpenter’s Rate on Line (ROL) Index at the 2015 renewal.

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Reinsurance Sector Capital Position: Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas Chart Room entries highlighting the capital position of the reinsurance sector.

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Malaysia Floods: December 2014-January 2015: In response to demand for detailed maps showing the extent of flooding in December 2014 through January 2015, Guy Carpenter activated its CAT-VIEW℠ event response service to produce flood footprints based on unmanned airborne vehicles (UAV) imagery.

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2014 Insured Losses Hit Lowest Level in Five Years: Guy Carpenter released its annual Global Catastrophe Review, which reports that insured losses in 2014 were at the lowest level seen since 2009. According to the report, significant insured losses in 2014 totaled approximately USD33 billion, a dramatic drop when compared to the historic insured losses seen in 2011, which totaled approximately USD126 billion.

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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 (ERM) 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…

Managing Counterparty Risk: Guy Carpenter helps our clients manage the specific counterparty risk elements associated with collateralized markets. The credit analysis of collateralized markets is different than the analysis of a traditional reinsurer.

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