Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on the challenge for (re)insurers to identify their exposure to emerging risks and deal with the potential risk aggregation.
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?
Cyber Risks: Aggregation: Businesses and (re)insurers should be concerned by risk aggregation, given the possibility of single attacks leading to losses across a large number of firms, which can create counter-party risk for the insured and potential failure for the insurer. At the moment, a large systemic event has not materialized, but that does not mean that the risk is not present.