May 1st, 2018

GC Capital Ideas: Top Stories, April 2018

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

1. Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-End 2017: Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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2. 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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3. Building for Resilience: How to Avoid A Catastrophe Model Failure: Since commercial catastrophe (CAT) models were first introduced in the 1980s, they have evolved as new scientific discoveries and claims insights emerged.

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4. 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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5. 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report; Although the number of incidents and casualties declined in 2017, terrorism remains a persistent and significant threat to businesses, governments and individuals.

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6. Large-Scale Cyber-Attacks on the Financial System; Cyber-attacks on financial institutions are becoming more frequent, complex, and sophisticated, with potential for far-reaching, systemic impacts.

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7. 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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8. Chart: Return on Premiums for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-end 2017; Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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9. Cyber Insurance Adoption is Increasing; The role of insurance in enhancing cyber resilience is increasingly being recognized by policymakers around the world, and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is recommending actions to stimulate cyber insurance adoption.

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10. 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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