July 28th, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: July 22 — 28, 2017

Posted at 6:30 AM ET

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes New Annual Report: The report, covering the Centre’s activities during 2016, is divided into five sections.

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Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives - Pandemic Risk: Public entities’ use of capital markets-based risk transfer capacity for the assumption of natural disaster losses, such as the cost of emergency relief and infrastructure and property damage has demonstrated success in de-risking public sector balance sheets. Capital markets innovators are beginning to leverage the outcomes achieved in the natural disaster sphere to other types of public sector severity losses, notably pandemic diseases. The capital markets may help fund resources to rapidly contain the spread of a pandemic, share the burden of associated medical expenses and/or manage the financial impact of the higher mortality rates.

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Disruptive Forces Redefining the Role of Insurance: Fundamental disruptive forces are driving monumental changes in the global economy at an unprecedented rate. These forces compel the (re)insurance industry to adjust to the new reality and capitalize on the opportunities created.

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Managing Catastrophe Model Uncertainty, Issues and Challenges: Here we repeat our series authored by John Major, which focuses on the issues and challenges in managing catastrophe model uncertainty.

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New Study Identifies Winners in Growing Insurtech Space: A new report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman and insurtech investor Policen Direkt analyzes insurtech business models worldwide and pinpoints winners and losers.

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And, You May Have Missed…

Chart: Return On Equity for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2017: Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2006 through first quarter, 2017.

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