July 17th, 2015

Week’s Top Stories: July 11 — 17, 2015

Posted at 7:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter Mid-Year Review Assesses Key Industry Trends: Guy Carpenter released its 2015 Mid-Year Report on the (re)insurance landscape. In addition to providing a brief recap of renewal activity highlighted in their release on July 9, the report assesses key industry trends, including a detailed assessment of mergers and acquisitions activity and highlights other notable themes such as cyber security risk, increased regulation and public-private partnerships.

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Specialty Insurance Programs Poised for Growth and Opportunity in 2015, According to Guy Carpenter Survey: Guy Carpenter released the findings of its ninth Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey. The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks across the Program Administrator and Managing General Agency (PA/MGA) market, asserts that the PA/MGA market continues to thrive, with a positive outlook and growth opportunities expected for the year ahead.

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Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2015: Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for the first quarter, 2015 compared to first quarter, 2014.

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Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2015: Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through first quarter 2015.

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GC Securities* Completes Catastrophe Bond Panda Re Ltd. Series 2015-1 Notes Benefiting China Property & Casualty Reinsurance Company Ltd. and China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation: GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC, announced the placement of Series 2015-1 Class A Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes due July 9, 2018, with notional principal of USD 50,000,000, through a newly formed catastrophe bond shelf program, Panda Re Ltd., to benefit the China Property & Casualty Reinsurance Company Ltd. and China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (collectively “China Re”).

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Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes 2015 Predictions for Tropical Cyclone Formations and Landfalls: The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCACIC), a joint initiative of the City University of Hong Kong and Guy Carpenter, and the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, released their 2015 predictions for tropical cyclone formations and landfalls.

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July 16th, 2015

Chart: Combined Ratio For Guy Carpenter Composite, Q1 2015

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Chart presents combined ratio for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through first quarter 2015.

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July 15th, 2015

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes 2015 Predictions for Tropical Cyclone Formations and Landfalls

Posted at 4:45 PM ET

The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCACIC), a joint initiative of the City University of Hong Kong and Guy Carpenter, and the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, today released their 2015 predictions for tropical cyclone formations and landfalls.

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July 15th, 2015

Specialty Insurance Programs Poised for Growth and Opportunity in 2015, According to Guy Carpenter Survey

Posted at 3:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter  today released the findings of its ninth Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey. The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks across the Program Administrator and Managing General Agency (PA/MGA) market, asserts that the PA/MGA market continues to thrive, with a positive outlook and growth opportunities expected for the year ahead.

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July 15th, 2015

Chart: Return On Revenue For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2015

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Chart presents return on revenue for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through first quarter 2015.  Continue reading…

July 14th, 2015

Chart: Return On Equity For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2015

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Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2004 through first quarter 2015.

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July 13th, 2015

Guy Carpenter Mid-Year Review Assesses Key Industry Trends

Posted at 10:30 PM ET

2015-mid_year_web_image-smallGuy Carpenter today released its 2015 Mid-Year Report on the (re)insurance landscape. In addition to providing a brief recap of renewal activity highlighted in their release on July 9, the report assesses key industry trends, including a detailed assessment of mergers and acquisitions activity and highlights other notable themes such as cyber security risk, increased regulation and public-private partnerships.

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July 13th, 2015

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q1 2015

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for the first quarter, 2015 compared to first quarter, 2014.

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July 12th, 2015

GC Securities* Completes Catastrophe Bond Panda Re Ltd. Series 2015-1 Notes Benefiting China Property & Casualty Reinsurance Company Ltd. and China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

Posted at 11:00 PM ET

GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC, today announced the placement of Series 2015-1 Class A Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes due July 9, 2018, with notional principal of USD 50,000,000, through a newly formed catastrophe bond shelf program, Panda Re Ltd., to benefit the China Property & Casualty Reinsurance Company Ltd. and China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (collectively “China Re”).

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July 10th, 2015

Week’s Top Stories: July 4 — 10, 2015

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Cyber-attacks: Mounting Concerns: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories on mounting concerns over cyber-attacks.

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July 1 Renewals Reveal Price Declines Moderating Especially for US Wind-Exposed Programs: Guy Carpenter released its July 1 Renewal Briefing  that shows price declines have continued to moderate, predominantly on programs covering US wind. Overall pricing was down again at the July renewal across virtually all geographies and lines of business. However, additional limit placed over the past few months is partially responsible for the stabilization of price declines, particularly for US property. Increased demand for reinsurance and expansion of tailored coverage persisted through the July renewal period from previous seasons.

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Benchmarks for Enterprise Risk Management Disclosures: Here we present GC Capital Ideas’ stories on analyses of enterprise risk management disclosures. A 2014 study updated the analysis done in 2009, one of our most popular stories.

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Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index 1990 to 2015: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line (ROL) index is presented for 1990 through 2015.

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GC Capital Ideas Most Recent CAT-I Stories For 2015: Here are the most recent CAT-i stories covering January through June of 2015.

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And, You May Have Missed… 

Insured Cat Losses - Asia/Australasia - 2014: Asia and Australasia endured their share of both natural and man-made catastrophes in 2014 with 23 percent of estimated global insured losses in 2014. Notable events in the region included the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in the first quarter and the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 near Indonesia in December.

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