February 16th, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: February 10 - 16, 2018

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

New Vehicle Matches The Right Capital To Risk: Corporations and governments accessing long-term capital markets-based protection can now receive unparalleled support and expertise that bring the right capital to their risks through the unique strengths and synergies of a new vehicle, relates Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination and Structuring, GC Securities.*

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Association of Financial Professionals/Marsh & McLennan Risk Survey Report: 2018: Finance and treasury professionals are looking to adopt technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotic process automation, but few are prepared for the new business risks that may be associated with these technologies - especially cyber, business operations and regulatory risks.

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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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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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Chart: Top Ten Significant Insured Loss Events: 2017: The table lists the latest estimates for the top ten significant insured loss events for 2017.

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And, you may have missed….

Cyber Risk: The Stakes Have Changed for the C-Suite: Three major cyber events in 2017 set new precedents for the scope of damage wrought by cyber-attacks. This new report from Marsh & McLennan Companies and FireEye identifies the trends that are further complicating this new cyber reality, including regulation and new attack vectors, and recommends tangible actions that executives and board members can take to manage the risks.

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*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC, a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. (MMCSEL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, main office 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities LLC, MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.

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