Archive for May, 2018



May 31st, 2018

The 2017 Hurricane Season Was Among the Top-Ten-Most-Active, But Was Not Entirely Unprecedented

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As the 2018 hurricane season approaches, we take a look back at the 2017 season. It was among the top-ten most-active seasons in recorded history since 1900 for the North Atlantic Basin.

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May 30th, 2018

More Firms Using Captives to Finance Emerging Risks

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Captive growth has not been a “numbers only” trend. Captives have spread geographically into dozens of countries, evolved into multiple forms and financed a variety of risks. Most industries now have captives, with notable year-over-year growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest captives becoming even bigger and more strategic.

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May 29th, 2018

Terrorism Risk Modeling Poses Challenges

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terrorism-rep-connections-banner-2Terrorism risk modeling methods have been continually updated since leading modeling companies AIR Worldwide and Risk Management Solutions released their first terrorism models in 2002. Quantifying the economic, insured and human losses from terrorist attacks poses major challenges for insurers, reinsurers and alternative capacity providers.

Marsh’s 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report, produced with support from Guy Carpenter, explores the state of the terrorism insurance marketplace, presenting data on purchasing and pricing trends.

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May 28th, 2018

GC Capital Ideas Tip: Chart Room

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We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That is why GC Capital Ideas has the Chart Room. If you want to get a quick sense of important industry trends, the Chart Room provides snapshots of everything from catastrophe bonds to the Guy Carpenter World Rate on Line Index. We encourage you to use these charts in your presentations, along with the proper attribution.

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May 25th, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: May 19 - 25, 2018

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Guy Carpenter Bermuda Promotes Jenni Rowntree Estis to Head of Operations: Guy Carpenter today announced that Bermudian Jenni Rowntree Estis has been promoted to the role of Head of Operations, Senior Vice President, Broking.

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Guy Carpenter Appoints Non-Marine Managing Director: Guy Carpenter announced the appointment of Richard Carver as Managing Director and Senior Broker in the firm’s UK non-marine division. Based in London, Mr. Carver will report to James Boyce, Deputy CEO, Global Specialties. He will take up the role in May 2019.

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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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Wearables, Drones and the Internet of Things: The Next Wave of Workplace Safety and Claims Mitigation: The advent of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) is opening exciting new doors in the insurance industry. The auto liability market has transformed from one in which underwriting relied on proxy variables such as driving history, demographics and credit scores to one in which telematics and real-time, personalized driving statistics inform risk assessment.

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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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Technology Opens the Door to Growth: Why must risk executives know about AI, Internet of Things, blockchain, and other technologies? The answer is often sitting in plain sight, from wearable technology that informs workplace risk to IoT connections that provide rich sources of data to insurtech solutions for insurance and risk finance. The promise for risk professionals who use these technologies is to proactively contribute to their organizations’ growth and performance. This year’s Excellence in Risk Management survey from Guy Carpenter sister company, Marsh, and RIMS found risk professionals welcoming their role in innovation and embracing their companies’ digital approach.

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May 24th, 2018

Wearables, Drones and the Internet of Things: The Next Wave of Workplace Safety and Claims Mitigation, Part II

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metropoulos_emil_gcciEmil Metropoulos, Workers Compensation and Terrorism Specialty Practice Leader

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Traditionally, workers compensation insurers’ risk assessment was based on data collected at certain times of year, such as policy renewal. And parts of the data set may rely on qualitative metrics like standard loss survey questionnaires, which can omit pertinent questions. By using telematics, employers and insurers can collect real-time data and institute a continuous feedback loop to identify unsafe conditions, immediately warn a worker who may be at risk and monitor and reward those who take corrective action.

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May 23rd, 2018

Wearables, Drones and the Internet of Things: The Next Wave of Workplace Safety and Claims Mitigation, Part I

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metropoulos_emil_gcciEmil Metropoulos, Workers Compensation and Terrorism Specialty Practice Leader

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The advent of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) is opening exciting new doors in the insurance industry. The auto liability market has transformed from one in which underwriting relied on proxy variables such as driving history, demographics and credit scores to one in which telematics and real-time, personalized driving statistics inform risk assessment.

Continue reading…

May 22nd, 2018

Guy Carpenter Appoints Non-Marine Managing Director

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Guy Carpenter announced the appointment of Richard Carver as Managing Director and Senior Broker in the firm’s UK non-marine division. Based in London, Mr. Carver will report to James Boyce, Deputy CEO, Global Specialties. He will take up the role in May 2019.

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May 21st, 2018

Guy Carpenter Bermuda Promotes Jenni Rowntree Estis to Head of Operations

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Guy Carpenter today announced that Bermudian Jenni Rowntree Estis has been promoted to the role of Head of Operations, Senior Vice President, Broking.

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