August 1st, 2018

GC Capital Ideas Top Stories: July 2018

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

1. Chart: The Cyber Insurance Matrix Explained: Chart examines the policy coverage matrix between cyber and property lines of insurance coverage.

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2. Guy Carpenter Appoints President and Head of South East Asia and Korea: Guy Carpenter announced the appointment of Bengt Johnsen as President and Head of the South East Asia and Korea (SEAK) region, effective Jan. 18, 2019. He will succeed Richard Jones, who was promoted to Chairman of the Asia Pacific region in August 2017. Mr. Johnsen will be based in Singapore and will report to Tony Gallagher, CEO of Asia Pacific.

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3. Guy Carpenter to Host Scientific and Engineering Expo to Launch New InsurTech Advisory Offering Developed with Numerati® Partners LLC: Guy Carpenter announced the August 9, 2018 launch event for its InsurTech Alliance – a cost effective, state of the art and insurer-focused suite of capabilities to help carriers evaluate new innovations in the areas of data, analytics and digital technology-based products and solutions.

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4. Chart: Top Ten Catastrophe Bond Transactions In 2017: The table lists the top ten catastrophe bond transactions that were completed in 2017.

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5. 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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6. The Insurtech Landscape: More than 50 start-up companies offering data, analytics and technology to the insurance sector enter the market every month.  While this dynamic is welcome news for an industry that is rapidly adapting to the digital economy, it also creates the challenge of identifying the ’right’ technology that would fit each business.

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7. Guy Carpenter Advises Gothaer on the Transfer of Its Gothaer Re Run-off portfolio: Guy Carpenter announced that it acted as the sole transactional advisor on the successful transfer of the reinsurance portfolio of Gothaer Group (Gothaer) which has been in run-off since Gothaer Re ceased trading in 2004.

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8. Claims in the Technology Era: Employing technology to streamline claims may be a strategy for profitable growth for insurers as clients seek more innovation in this arena.

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9. Trends in Terror Cover: Hospitality and gaming companies, on average, allocated the largest share of their property insurance programs to terrorism coverage in 2017.

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10. Aging Population and Automation: Which Nations Face High Risk: The specific countries that face a high risk of automation of jobs held by older workers also tend to have projections for a rapidly aging population, according to the study The Twin Threats of Aging and Automation by Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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