March 25th, 2016

Week’s Top Stories: March 19 - 25, 2016

Posted at 6:30 AM ET

Public Sector Risk: Terrorism: A number of countries provide for government supported terrorism risk transfer solutions to manage global threats of terrorism. The actual mechanisms employed are a spectrum between loan and direct support, as illustrated in the chart below.

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Guy Carpenter Cites El Niño and North Atlantic Oscillation as Key Climate Drivers in 2015: Guy Carpenter reported that 2015 marked one of the strongest El Niño periods on record, while a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) was evident both at the beginning and close of the year.

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Guy Carpenter Launches GC AdvantagePoint® 2.0, The Latest Version Of Its Advanced Risk Management Platform: Guy Carpenter announced the launch of GC AdvantagePoint® 2.0, the latest release of its cutting edge client portfolio and risk management platform.

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Chart: Top Ten Catastrophe Bond Transactions for 2015: The table lists the top ten catastrophe bond transactions that were completed in 2015.

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Reserving and Capital Setting: Sizing the Problem: There are three main questions to be tackled in sequence:

1. Which emerging risks potentially expose my company?

2. What means do I have to quantify those risks?

3. How are these risks likely to crystalize?

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And, You May Have Missed…

Chart: Alternative Capacity as a Percentage of Catastrophe Reinsurance Limit: The chart presents alternative capital capacity as a percentage of global property catastrophe reinsurance limit from 2008 to year-end 2015.

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