April 3rd, 2018

GC Capital Ideas: Top Stories, March 2018

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

1. Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL index; The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line (ROL) index presented for 1990 through 2018.

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2. 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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3. Chart: The Matrix of Cyber and Property Lines Insurance Coverage; Chart examines the policy coverage matrix between cyber and property lines of insurance coverage.

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4. 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.

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5. 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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6. Takaful and the Opportunity for Peer-to-Peer Insurance; There has been much talk about peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance, and a number of startups in this space are emerging globally and in Asia.

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7. 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 US shoreline accelerated property losses, the technological sophistication and digital connectivity of the global economy have increased the cyber threat for all sectors.

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8. Reinsurance Market Assessment: What the Numbers Reveal about the Current Industry Status; After several years of light catastrophe activity, particularly in the United States where capital deployment covering catastrophe exposures was heavily impacted by convergence capital, the events of 2017 provided a framework to evaluate how evolving market dynamics over the last few years held up to the real test of losses.

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9. 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.

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10.Formal Risk Appetite Missing; A formal risk appetite statement is missing at a majority of companies, although that could be changing.

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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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