Archive for the ‘Reins Markets’ Category



July 31st, 2014

Global Terrorism

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

The global terrorism landscape has changed considerably since the September 11, 2001 attacks. During this time, improved intelligence and counter-terrorism operations around the world have weakened the threat posed to the West by the core al-Qaeda group. Military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the killing of several key terrorist operatives, including Osama bin Laden, have marginalized al-Qaeda and its affiliates and prevented other spectacular attacks on the scale of September 11, 2001.

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July 29th, 2014

GC Videocast - MENA Insights: Dr Cherif Chentir, Chief Underwriting Officer from SCOR SE

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dr-cherifIn our first MENA Insights interview, Dr Cherif Chentir, Chief Underwriting Officer, Middle East, South Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, SCOR SE, talks about the mega-projects taking place in the region and his belief that insurance penetration can only move in one direction. He looks back over his long career and charts the development of a market that has changed beyond all recognition.

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July 9th, 2014

Guy Carpenter Appoints CEO Of Benelux Region

Posted at 11:15 PM ET

Guy Carpenter today announced the appointment of Roelant de Haas as CEO of the Benelux region, effective September 1. He succeeds Wim Raeymaekers who takes up the position of Chairman of the region and will be focused on developing clients and markets.

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July 7th, 2014

July 1 Renewals Reveal Continued Double Digit Price Decreases Across Many Lines and Geographies

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Guy Carpenter reports that market pressures at July 1 renewals continued to drive price decreases across virtually all geographies and lines of business, many in the double digit range. As loss activity remained minimal, reinsurers added to surplus capacity and additional capital continued to come into the market via alternative sources. 

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July 7th, 2014

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Composite, Q1 2014

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

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July 3rd, 2014

Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2014

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

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July 3rd, 2014

Chart: Return on Revenue For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2014

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

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June 30th, 2014

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2014

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for the first quarter, 2014.

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June 30th, 2014

Chart: Evolution of Shareholders’ Funds For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2014

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Chart presents the evolution of shareholders’ funds for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2012 through first quarter, 2014.

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June 26th, 2014

Chart: Reliance On TRIPRA

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The chart shows that in 2012 there were over 850 insurers participating in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), writing over USD183 billion in premiums. Using the current 20 percent deductible requirement of TRIPRA and policyholder surplus as a filter, Guy Carpenter found that the smaller to mid-sized insurance carriers would be most affected should there be an increase in the deductible of any program that replaces TRIPRA. Without TRIPRA, insurers with less than USD300 million in surplus would likely need to incorporate additional private reinsurance market capacity to protect their capital and to satisfy rating agencies and regulators.

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