April 6th, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: March 31 - April 6, 2018

Posted at 10:05 AM ET

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

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Cyber Risk Management: Ten Questions to Ask Management About Your Organization’s Cyber Readiness: The annual economic cost of cyber-crime is estimated at USD 1.5 trillion and only an estimated 15 percent of that loss is currently covered by insurance. When the next cyberattack comes-and it is a “when,” not an “if”-boards want to be reassured that their organization is prepared to respond and mitigate the damage.

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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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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. According to the analysis, capital dedicated to reinsurance continued to grow in 2017 despite catastrophe losses. Due to ongoing excess supply and overall market resilience at January 1, rate firming was generally moderate and pricing shifts focused on client-specific justification.

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Organizations Have Made Some Revisions in Risk Mitigation Approaches in Response to New Technologies: While treasury and finance professionals are managing risks associated with technology enhancements at their companies, 28 percent report that their organizations have not taken steps to revise their approach to risk mitigation in response to increased risks. Fifteen percent of respondents confirm their companies have revised their risk mitigation approaches significantly to combat these new or increased risks. The remaining 57 percent of companies have made some revisions to their risk mitigation strategies.

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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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*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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