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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