Archive for December, 2017



December 29th, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: December 23 - 29, 2017

Posted at 9:18 AM ET

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017: Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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Chart: Source of Earnings for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017: Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for 9M, 2017 compared with 9M, 2016.

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Chart: Return on Premiums for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017: Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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

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Exploring the P&C Industry: Recent Market Dynamics and Industry Performance: The property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry continues to face economic and market-based challenges. New risks demand coverage; catastrophes are surfacing in unexpected ways and experience shifts are driving casualty lines’ capital needs. In this current environment of disruption and dynamic innovation, managers must analyze all factors in order to adapt to changing opportunities.

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Addressing Flood Peril: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on Guy Carpenter’s efforts to address the flood peril.

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December 28th, 2017

Chart: Return on Premiums for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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December 27th, 2017

Chart: Source of Earnings for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for 9M, 2017 compared with 9M, 2016.

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December 26th, 2017

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2017

Posted at 11:38 AM ET

Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through third quarter, 2017.

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December 25th, 2017

GC Capital Tip: Chart Room

Posted at 3:00 AM ET

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That is why GC Capital Ideas has the Chart Room. If you want to get a quick sense of important industry trends, the Chart Room provides snapshots of everything from catastrophe bonds to the Guy Carpenter World Rate on Line Index. We encourage you to use these charts in your presentations, along with the proper attribution.

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December 22nd, 2017

Week’s Top Stories: December 16 - 22, 2017

Posted at 10:43 AM ET

Run-off Specialists Are Gearing Up for Increased Flows: Transaction volumes in the run-off market will continue to grow as a consequence of an influx of capital and increased amounts of buyers and sellers of legacy reserves, according to Andrew Beecroft, Head of M&A Advisory, GC Securities*.

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Addressing Flood Peril: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on Guy Carpenter’s efforts to address the flood peril.

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Industry in investor “sweet spot:” The insurance industry is currently in an investor “sweet spot” and can maintain that position for a long time if insurers drive efficiency measures and focus on capital optimization in response to current market dynamics, believes Richard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, Guy Carpenter.

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Reinsurance Solutions Continue to Achieve Stability and Growth for Cedents: Since its beginnings, the reinsurance product has been a tool that delivers diversified balance sheet solutions to insurers to help protect capital, manage earnings, reduce volatility and promote profitable growth, according to James Nash, President, International, Guy Carpenter.

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Exploring the P&C Industry; Recent Market Dynamics and Industry Performance: The property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry continues to face economic and market-based challenges. New risks demand coverage; catastrophes are surfacing in unexpected ways and experience shifts are driving casualty lines’ capital needs.

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And you may have missed….

Guy Carpenter Hosts International Forum: Building Sustainable Flood Insurance Solutions: Guy Carpenter hosted an international forum entitled “Building sustainable flood insurance solutions” in Berlin on May 9-10. The event brought together leading figures from science and academia, non-governmental organizations and the (re)insurance industry to examine the rapidly growing impact of flooding and explore measures to significantly reduce that impact.

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December 21st, 2017

Reinsurance Solutions Continue to Achieve Stability and Growth for Cedents

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

james-nash-headshot-darker-smchu_julia_photograph-smJames Nash, President, International and Julia Chu, Managing Director

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  • Shift in buying strategies towards managing volatility
  • Marketplace ‘vibrant’ as buyers capitalize on full array of products
  • Move to de-commoditize solutions driving up product complexity

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December 20th, 2017

Industry in investor “sweet spot”

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

richard-hewitt-smiling-smRichard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, EMEA

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  • Insurers bucking standard competitive cycle response
  • Current dynamics look set to continue for long term in spite of recent catastrophe losses
  • Investor appeal will remain strong

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December 19th, 2017

Addressing Flood Peril

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on Guy Carpenter’s efforts to address the flood peril.

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