Archive for November, 2017



November 30th, 2017

Factors Contributing to the Gap Between Economic and Insured Losses

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The factors that contribute to the gap between economic and insured losses.

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November 29th, 2017

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes Annual Report

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gcacic_advThe report, covering the Centre’s activities during 2016, is divided into five sections.

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November 28th, 2017

The Transfer of Pandemic Risk from the Public Sector

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on pandemic risk and the role of the capital markets to transfer risk from the public sector.

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November 27th, 2017

Study Identifies Winners in Growing Insurtech Space

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A 2017 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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November 24th, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: November 18 - 24, 2017

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Understanding Systemic Cyber Risk; Insights Through Pandemic Behavior: The (re)insurance industry may benefit from examining the similarities between disease spread and cyberattacks by creating more certainty and understanding around this evolving product and peril.

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Survey: 80 Percent Say Treasury Plays a More Strategic Role Today Than Three Years Ago: Treasurers increasingly play a more strategic role as their traditional roles become more critical to their organizations and they assume a wider range of responsibilities, including investor relations, insurance risk management, integrating supply chain management and real estate.

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Just Say “Know” to Insurtech: Insurtech’s impact on the insurance industry is surging, reminding us of the influence that technological change and growth bring to the modern consumer and business landscapes and individual industries.

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From Risk to Resilience: Marsh & McLennan Companies Cyber Handbook 2018: Perspectives on the Next Wave of Cyber: The 2018 edition of the Marsh & McLennan Companies Cyber Risk Handbook provides insights on the shifting cyber threat environment, emerging global regulatory trends and best practices in the journey to cyber resiliency.

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Guy Carpenter Reports US Insurance Market at a Crossroads but Opportunity Exists: Guy Carpenter today released a study outlining a dynamic insurance industry facing a changing economy and pressure in once-stable lines, but with opportunity for those with management skill and understanding of risk.

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And, You May Have Missed….

Insurers Challenged by Forces of Technology Disruption: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on the need for the insurance industry to come to terms with the forces of technological disruption challenging their business models.

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November 23rd, 2017

GC Capital Ideas Tip: Tagging

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Every article on GC Capital Ideas is “tagged.” Tags are keywords used to label a particular article. Since few stories deal with only one topic, tags give you several ways to find the information you need. To see an article on a specific subject, just click a tag at the end of an article. Examples include reinsurance rates, cyber and catastrophe bonds. Within each article, key terms are set up as links to tags, as well. Clicking one of these links (see the examples in the previous sentence) is the same as clicking a tag. It shows you all stories related to that keyword.

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November 22nd, 2017

Survey: 80 Percent Say Treasury Plays a More Strategic Role Today Than Three Years Ago; Part II

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Treasurers play an increasingly vital role in supporting senior executives, according to new research from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). The “2017 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey,” supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies‘ Global Risk Center, found that 80 percent of respondents said that over the past three years, treasury has played a more strategic role at their organizations.

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November 21st, 2017

Survey: 80 Percent Say Treasury Plays a More Strategic Role Today Than Three Years Ago; Part I

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Treasurers increasingly play a more strategic role as their traditional roles become more critical to their organizations and they assume a wider range of responsibilities, including investor relations, insurance risk management, integrating supply chain management and real estate. This greater strategic role with more responsibilities illustrates the increasingly vital role that treasurers play in supporting senior executives, according to new research from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

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November 20th, 2017

Understanding Systemic Cyber Risk; Insights Through Pandemic Behavior

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platt-jeremybhamory-crop-smshafer-chris-sm1Jeremy S. Platt, U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader, Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting and Christopher Shafer, Assistant Vice President, Guy Carpenter

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  • Jeremy S. Platt is Managing Director and U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader at Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory, M.D. is a Partner and Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting. They represent operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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