Posts Tagged ‘Asia Pacific’



November 14th, 2018

Safeguarding Development in Asia-Pacific – Upgrading Infrastructure to Match Demand

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_offset_472526_smallIn many parts of Asia-Pacific, infrastructure development does not meet the region’s rapid economic growth and urbanization, according to the latest report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center. The study, titled “From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific,” notes a finding by Asian Development Bank (ADB) that developing countries in Asia-Pacific and central Asia will require an additional USD 22 trillion for infrastructure development to maintain economic growth and eradicate poverty between 2015 and 2030.

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November 12th, 2018

Increasing Frequency of Extreme Weather Events in Asia Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallThe Asia Pacific may be the most adversely impacted region by the pronounced increase in the frequency of extreme weather events around the world. The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017 projects an increase in economic losses from natural disasters in Asia, which amounted to USD 126 million a day between 2006 to 2015 (1).

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November 7th, 2018

Recent Thought Leadership from Guy Carpenter – Asia Pacific Focus

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Here we present a recap of recent thought leadership from Guy Carpenter focusing on important insurance and reinsurance topics in Asia Pacific.

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October 29th, 2018

2018 Asia Pacific Catastrophe Reinsurance Report

Posted at 9:00 PM ET

Guy Carpenter has released its 2018 Asia Pacific Catastrophe Reinsurance Report. The report reviews property catastrophe cover trends; market conditions, including losses and pricing; and catastrophe events in each of the major Asia Pacific countries during 2018.

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October 17th, 2018

ILS Market Looks to Asia for Further Growth

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kumar_shiv_144x1802The insurance linked securities (ILS) market is now over two decades old. Since the execution of the first catastrophe bond transaction in the late 1990s, the alternative risk transfer market has evolved and matured impressively. Guy Carpenter’s Shiv Kumar, President and Global Leader of GC Securities,* Capital Markets, provides some insight. Continue reading…

October 16th, 2018

From Threats to Impact: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallIn recent years, there has been an increase across the globe in the scale, diversity and impact of risk events. From cyber-attacks to major hurricanes and floods, and from the US-China trade war to unexpected developments around relations with North Korea, recent norms have been turned upside down and uncertainty reigns.

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the center of many of these developments and businesses operating in the region need to adapt accordingly. Continue reading…

September 18th, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Posted at 4:20 PM ET

mangkhutsmallIn the West Pacific Basin, Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in Northern Luzon as a Category-5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale just after 18 UTC September 14, according to advisories of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Significant impacts have been reported by media including severe damage due to wind and flooding as well as mudslides. Impacts to agricultural interests in the area have also been reported. After some weakening, Mangkhut then made final landfall just west of Hong Kong as a Category-1 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale just after 06 UTC September 16 in Taishan, according to JTWC and media reports. Considerable impacts due to wind and flooding were reported in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong. Media reports indicate at least 70 fatalities as a result of Mangkhut, and our thoughts and concerns are with those lost and affected by this event.

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September 13th, 2018

Managing Catastrophe Model Change

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powers_imelda_71x88Imelda Powers, Senior Cat Management Advisor, Asia Pacific, Global Strategic Advisory

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Incorporating new hazard and claims insights can improve the estimates derived from catastrophe models. By re-analyzing historical events using the latest scientific methods or refining claims with more granular geographical and line of business breakdowns, we can update models with the latest expertise and data. But model changes that yield large swings in loss estimates for frequent events must be carefully scrutinized to understand assumptions and processes in order to truly support ownership of risk. Continue reading…

September 9th, 2018

Mw 6.6 Earthquake – Iburi, Hokkaido

Posted at 8:48 PM ET

hokaido-earthquake-smallA magnitude (Mw) 6.6 earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan at 18:07 UTC on  September 5 (03.07 JST on September 6), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was located at a depth of 33.4 km in the Iburi Subprefecture, about 20 km east of the coastal city of Tomakomai and 62 km southeast of Sapporo. No tsunami warning was issued. The event triggered significant landsliding causing damage to buildings and vehicles, as well as widespread power outages. Reports indicate nearly three million households without power, affecting about half of the 5.3 million residents of the Island. Media reports indicate at least sixteen fatalities and over 150 injured, with 26 others still missing. It will take time to fully assess the scope and severity of this event, and our first thoughts and concerns are with those affected.

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