Archive for January, 2018



January 31st, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part I

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platt-jeremyJeremy S. Platt, Managing Director and US Cyber Specialty Practice Leader

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In a digital world, cyber exposure evolves every day, making it one of the most dynamic emerging risks in the industry. Just as the housing boom along the US shoreline accelerated property losses, the technological sophistication and digital connectivity of the global economy have increased the cyber threat for all sectors. As large-scale breaches become more damaging and pervasive, the (re)insurance industry needs to continue to innovate to address potential systemic events, aggregations, and modeling capabilities. As such, 2018 will be a year of product growth and new challenges. In order to advance this important market, we must develop a common analytical language, harness advanced modeling technologies and learn lessons from other lines of business.

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January 30th, 2018

Automobile Liability Market Update & Loss Trends Analysis

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thumbanilFor most U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies, automobile liability (auto liability) line performance has typically been one of the major factors adversely impacting overall profitability in recent years. Since the economic crisis of 2008, combined ratios for the auto liability line have steadily deteriorated, putting pressure on carriers to advance strategies to reverse this trend. These strategies need to be developed in order to address the major components that negatively impact auto liability loss ratios - inadequate rates for the risk assumed and marked increases in both frequency and severity of loss.

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January 30th, 2018

Recent Articles from Guy Carpenter’s Research Meteorologist: James Waller, Ph.D

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Here we link to recent GC Capital Ideas posts from James Waller, Ph.D., Guy Carpenter’s Research Meteorologist.

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January 29th, 2018

Getting practical with Emerging Risks

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containersWidespread political volatility and rapid technological advances are spurring companies to question not just their resilience, but also their fitness for purpose in the new world order. Yet, many companies are unsure what practical steps they should be taking with regard to major strategic uncertainties and potential shocks.

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January 26th, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: January 20 - 26, 2018

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Guy Carpenter Reports Capital Growth and Market Resilience Despite 2017 Losses: Guy Carpenter has released an estimate of year-end reinsurance capital levels and results of the January 2018 reinsurance renewal.

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Industry Must Develop Common Cyber Risk Currency: Diversification is essential for evolving the cyber insurance market, yet expanding the cyber remit beyond data confidentiality and further into areas such as operational technology risk, data availability and integrity demands a common cyber risk currency.

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Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite: Third Quarter 2017: Here we bring together recent Chart Room posts highlighting performance of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite.

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Global Risks Report 2018: Building Resiliency, Finding Opportunity: The 13th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, undertaken in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies, examines the evolving macro-level risk landscape and highlights the systemic threats that may disrupt expectations.

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Exploring the Excess & Surplus Industry: E&S Market Update and Projections: The excess and surplus (E&S) lines segment of the insurance industry continues to be the essential market for risks for which  the standard insurance market typically does not offer coverage. From extremely hazardous conditions to highly unique business operations and unproven new products, these unconventional risks are often complex and challenging. The E&S market’s challenge is to develop products to cover these exposures utilizing its expertise and freedom of rate and form.

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Insurtech in China: Revolutionizing the Insurance Industry: China’s capital markets aren’t yet mature enough to support financial innovation; meanwhile, existing state-owned financial institutions are not reforming quickly enough. This gap in supply has provided opportunities for Chinese fintech players - who are being supported by rapidly growing online ecosystems and a tech-savvy population - in diverse fields ranging from investing to payments.

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January 25th, 2018

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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January 24th, 2018

Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite: Third Quarter 2017

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Here we bring together recent Chart Room posts highlighting performance of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite.

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January 23rd, 2018

Global Risks Report 2018: Building Resiliency, Finding Opportunity

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grr2018-cover_hirescroppedThe velocity of political and technological change is compelling organizations to strengthen their resilience against shocks and surprises.

The 13th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, undertaken in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies, examines the evolving macro-level risk landscape and highlights the systemic threats that may disrupt expectations.

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January 22nd, 2018

Industry Must Develop Common Cyber Risk Currency

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morley-speed-final-smc-morley-smMorley Speed, Managing Director and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty

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  • Data integrity and availability as critical as data confidentiality
  • Limited ability to quantify dependency a major cyber inhibitor
  • Challenge to build clearly differentiated cyber portfolio

Diversification is essential for evolving the cyber insurance market, yet expanding the cyber remit beyond data confidentiality and further into areas such as operational technology risk, data availability and integrity demands a common cyber risk currency, according to Morley Speed, Managing Director, and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty, Guy Carpenter.

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