March 23rd, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: March 17 - 23, 2018

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

Exposure to New Risks: Some emerging technologies are exposing organizations to new risks, but few practitioners report a significant impact. Over half of survey respondents report that artificial intelligence is impacting risk exposure at their organizations, although only 14 percent indicate the effect is significant. Data engineering and spreadsheets are also viewed as technologies that will expose companies to new risks.

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Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World: 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 U.S. 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.

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Automobile Liability Market Update & Loss Trends Analysis: For most U.S. property and casualty insurance companies, automobile 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.

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Chart: Catastrophe Bond Issuance and Capital Outstanding: Chart shows 144A P&C catastrophe issuance and capital outstanding for the years 1998 through year-end 2017 based on data from GC Securities’* proprietary database.

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Cyber Risk; Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector: The world’s leading mining companies now unanimously report that cyber threats are among the principal risks facing their organizations. The report from Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh, Cyber Risk: Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector, highlights how networked systems are now in use across all aspects of mining operations, and how a range of cyber-attacks on the sector - and industry at large - have raised concerns about the cyber threat.

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And, you may have missed….

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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*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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