April 5th, 2019

Week’s Top Stories: March 30 - April 5, 2019

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

Are You at Risk? Managing Affirmative and Silent Cyber Risk Accumulation: The script of the global cyber insurance market is still mainly being written in the United States. Approximately 85 percent of global cyber insurance premiums of between USD 2.5 and 3.5 billion are generated in the United States. The take-up rate for this line of business in Asia is still relatively low, but the Japan market has been experiencing steady growth in the last 24 months.

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Chart: Evolution of the Sidecar Market: Chart presents the evolution of sidecar capacity compared with the Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index, 2005 - 2018.

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A Risk Overview of Wildfire: Today, the frequency and severity of wildfires are garnering greater attention-not only from the media, but also from (re)insurers, catastrophe modelers, mitigation experts and other invested parties.

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Asia’s Health Care Industry Reels from Cyberattacks: Health care is one of the sectors most vulnerable to cyberattacks, with more than one in four (27 percent) health care organizations reporting that they have been a victim of a cyberattack in the past 12 months. This is more than financial institutions (20 percent) and nearly twice the incidence in the communications, media and technology sector (14 percent). Despite this, respondents from the health care industry underestimate the likelihood of a cyberattack.

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Chart: Global Composite Return on Average Equity, 2005-YE 2018: Chart reports Return on Average Equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Composite compared against the five-year weighted average.

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Top Country-Specific Risk Insights for Business: Asia Pacific: Regional heterogeneity across the Asia Pacific region has translated to diversified sets of concerns in different countries/territories. Correspondingly, businesses, particularly those with international and regional operations, need to be able to deal with more risks from multiple sources.

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