July 19th, 2016

The Impact of Catastrophe Exposure to Public Entities

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on how catastrophic exposures are adversely impacting public entities.

Growing Public Sector Debt: Many governments today are straining under public debt and many of the most catastrophically exposed governments are in the worst financial position. This is particularly true for countries exposed to the perils of flood, tropical cyclone and earthquake. Compounding this situation are demographic and economic trends that are adding additional pressure on already stressed balance sheets, both in emerging and developed economies.

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Insured Versus Uninsured Loss: There are a number of factors that contribute to the gap between economic loss and insured loss and as new risks emerge such as climate change and political risk, this gap will only continue to widen.

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