August 3rd, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: July 28 - August 3, 2018

Posted at 9:55 AM ET

Carr Fire – Redding, California: In Northern California, the Carr Fire has burned at least 110,154 acres since July 23 and claimed at least six lives according to media reports and Cal Fire. Damage survey efforts are still ongoing, however initial indications are that at least 1,236 structures have been destroyed with another 225 damaged.

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

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TRIPRA: The Need to Ease Rating Agencies and Regulators’ Concerns: In 2018, the minimum industry trigger for the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA) increased to USD 160 million, contributing to continued rating agency concerns. In late 2017, A.M. Best updated its terrorism methodology and fully integrated the peril into its stochastic Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) Model.

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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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FEMA Expands Reinsurance Initiative - “FloodSmart Re” the First Cat Bond to Ultimately Benefit a Federal Agency: GC Securities* Acts as Sole Structuring Agent and Co-Bookrunner. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced its August 1, 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For the first time, FEMA has secured reinsurance ultimately backed by capital markets investors, continuing efforts to better manage the NFIP’s financial risk.

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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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