Archive for the ‘Reins Markets’ Category



March 26th, 2015

January 1, 2015 Renewals See Lower Pricing and Broader Coverage for Clients

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

As we approach the April 2015 reinsurance renewal, we look back at the Jan. 1 renewal.

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March 24th, 2015

GC Strategic Advisory Update: Reinsurers Ratings Challenged with Negative Sector Outlook

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

mark-murry-small-200 Mark Murray, Senior Vice President

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The major rating agencies covering the reinsurance sector (A.M. Best, S&P, Moody’s, Fitch) have all voiced concerns with the industry’s ability to adjust to the seemingly overwhelming headwinds currently facing the sector. With A.M. Best recently changing its outlook, the view of the reinsurance sector across the rating agencies is now unanimously negative.

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March 12th, 2015

Centralization of Reinsurance Buying

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reina_massimo_-photo-175x175Massimo Reina, CEO, Continental Europe & MENA, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

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It should come as no surprise that there is a general trend among larger cedents to centralize reinsurance buying decisions and retentions and to bundle homogeneous products. This has become possible with the improvement of available portfolio data. This practice has some obvious advantages for buyers, such as reduced spend, reduced administration, improved control over counter-party credit risks and, possibly, retention of additional profits that would otherwise be ceded to reinsurers.

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March 3rd, 2015

2015 Rate on Line Index Highlights

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Here we highlight recent GC Capital Ideas Chart Room entries highlighting Guy Carpenter’s Rate on Line (ROL) Index at the 2015 renewal.

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January 26th, 2015

Holistic Balance Sheet Management: Ensuring Added Value; Introduction to Videocast Series

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A holistic approach that optimizes the use of the two traditionally separate areas of balance sheet management (reinsurance and investment strategy) can make a significant difference to (re)insurers’ financial results. (Re)insurers should seek to address both the asset and liability sides of the balance sheet in an integrated manner.

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January 22nd, 2015

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Composite, Q3 2014

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Chart presents combined ratio for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter, 2014.

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January 21st, 2015

Chart: Return on Revenue For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2014

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Chart presents return on revenue for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter, 2014.

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January 20th, 2015

Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2014

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Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through third quarter, 2014.

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January 19th, 2015

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3 2014

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for the third quarter, 2014 compared to third quarter, 2013.

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January 6th, 2015

January 1, 2015 Renewals See Lower Pricing and Broader Coverage for Clients

Posted at 11:30 PM ET

Guy Carpenter reports reinsurance pricing fell at the January 1, 2015 renewals in many segments, affecting almost all lines of business and geographies, continuing recent renewal trends.

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