Archive for September, 2017



September 29th, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: September 23 — 29, 2017

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

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

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Guy Carpenter Advances Capital Modeling Capabilities with MetaRisk® 10: Guy Carpenter & Company announced the launch of MetaRisk® 10, which significantly enhances automation, adds support for A.M. Best’s new stochastic-based Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) and enables modeling of “hours clauses.”

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Hurricane Maria: Hurricane Maria has affected areas of the Caribbean as a severe Category 4 or 5 hurricane, rendering severe damage due to wind and flood to areas including Dominica, Saint Croix and Puerto Rico. At least seventeen fatalities have been reported by media along with 20 missing and these numbers may rise as the most severely damaged areas become accessible. Severe to complete damage has been reported in Dominica. Variable damage to property and infrastructure has been reported in Puerto Rico, and power and drinking water have been compromised, with media reports that the entire island is without power.

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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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Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures: Guy Carpenter released its latest Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Benchmark Review, providing an in-depth analysis of risk management practices and policies of 67 insurance and reinsurance companies located in Europe, United States, Bermuda, and Asia-Pacific. Based on publicly-available data from financial and risk reports, Guy Carpenter’s ERM Benchmark Review reveals that most (re)insurers are managing capital with metric-based frameworks and are publishing more about their risk management targets than seen in Guy Carpenter’s 2009 analysis.

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And, You May Have Missed…

Industry in Investor “Sweet Spot”: Insurers are bucking the standard competitive cycle response; current dynamics look set to continue for the long term; recently, the investor relationship gains strength.

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September 28th, 2017

Chart: Combined Ratio For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, First Half, 2017

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Chart presents combined ratio for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2006 through first half, 2017.

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September 27th, 2017

Chart: Return On Premiums For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, First Half, 2017

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Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2006 through first half, 2017.

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September 26th, 2017

Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, First Half, 2017

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2006 through first half, 2017.

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September 25th, 2017

Guy Carpenter Advances Capital Modeling Capabilities with MetaRisk® 10

Posted at 3:30 AM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company today announced the launch of MetaRisk® 10, which significantly enhances automation, adds support for A.M. Best’s new stochastic-based Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) and enables modeling of “hours clauses.”

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September 25th, 2017

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, First Half, 2017

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for first half 2017 compared to first half 2016.

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September 22nd, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: September 16 — 22, 2017

Posted at 6:30 AM ET

Hurricane Irma: Hurricane Irma was a large and destructive storm that rendered impacts to most of the Southeast United States including the Florida Keys as well as areas of the Caribbean. Impacts for areas of the Northern Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands, as well as northern Cuba have been especially severe. For the United States, the most severe impacts have been in the Florida Keys due to both wind and storm surge, with flood impacts as far away as coastal Georgia and northeast Florida. Wind impacts extend from Tennessee to the Carolinas to Florida. At least 67 fatalities have been reported.

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Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: The Market for Mortgage Credit Risk (Re)insurance: The global financial crisis of 2008 exposed the U.S. mortgage industry, taxpayers, and the global capital markets to the loss potential of residential mortgage credit risk.

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7.1 Mw Earthquake Near Raboso, Mexico: A magnitude (Mw) 7.1 earthquake struck near Raboso, Mexico yesterday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at 1:14 p.m. local time (18:14 UTC), with Mexico City approximately 122 kilometers (75.9 miles) southeast of the epicenter.

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New Vehicle Matches the Right Capital to Risk: A new Marsh & McLennan vehicle provides unparalleled support in accessing long-term capital markets-based protection; a broader and more diverse range of capital sources brings better matching, more efficient solutions customized to the unique risk profile of clients; and the vehicle provides a standardized documentation process and single point of access, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Industry Must Develop Common Cyber Risk Currency: Data integrity and availability is as critical as data confidentiality; limited ability to quantify dependency is a major cyber inhibitor; and the challenge is to build a clearly differentiated cyber portfolio.

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And, You May Have Missed…

Reinsurance Solutions Continue to Achieve Stability and Growth for Cedents: There is a shift in buying strategies towards managing volatility; the marketplace is ‘vibrant’ as buyers capitalize on a full array of products; and the move to de-commoditize solutions is driving up product complexity.

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September 21st, 2017

Hurricane Maria

Posted at 2:13 PM ET

h-maria-track-1-smHurricane Maria has affected areas of the Caribbean as a severe Category 4 or 5 hurricane, rendering severe damage due to wind and flood to areas including Dominica, Saint Croix and Puerto Rico. At least seventeen fatalities have been reported by media along with 20 missing and these numbers may rise as the most severely damaged areas become accessible. Severe to complete damage has been reported in Dominica. Variable damage to property and infrastructure has been reported in Puerto Rico, and power and drinking water have been compromised, with media reports that the entire island is without power. Our first thoughts and concerns are with those lost and directly affected by this event.

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September 21st, 2017

Catastrophe Events Occurring In North America Recently

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on the three most recent catastrophe events occurring in North America within a period of 16 days.

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September 20th, 2017

7.1 Mw Earthquake Near Raboso, Mexico

Posted at 1:51 PM ET

7-1-eq-raboso-mexico-smA magnitude (Mw) 7.1 earthquake struck near Raboso, Mexico yesterday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at 1:14 p.m. local time (18:14 UTC), with Mexico City approximately 122 kilometers (75.9 miles) southeast of the epicenter.

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