Posts Tagged ‘capital’



January 18th, 2018

Guy Carpenter Reports Capital Growth and Market Resilience Despite 2017 Losses

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

lighthouse-thumb-22Guy Carpenter has released an estimate of year-end reinsurance capital levels and results of the January 2018 reinsurance renewal.

According to the analysis, capital dedicated to reinsurance continued to grow in 2017 despite catastrophe losses. Due to ongoing excess supply and overall market resilience at January 1, rate firming was generally moderate and pricing shifts focused on client-specific justification.

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January 18th, 2018

Increasing External Demands Compel Companies to Improve Risk Management Disclosures

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter released its latest Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Benchmark Review that provides an in-depth analysis of risk management practices and policies of 67 insurance and reinsurance companies located in Europe, United States, Bermuda, and Asia-Pacific. Based on publicly-available data from financial and risk reports, Guy Carpenter’s ERM Benchmark Review reveals that most (re)insurers are managing capital with metric-based frameworks and are publishing more about their risk management targets than seen in Guy Carpenter’s 2009 analysis. Capital market, legislative, and regulatory influences, such as the approaching implementation of Solvency II, are expected to further compel company managements to better recognize and analyze the risks of their enterprises.

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December 21st, 2017

Reinsurance Solutions Continue to Achieve Stability and Growth for Cedents

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

james-nash-headshot-darker-smchu_julia_photograph-smJames Nash, President, International and Julia Chu, Managing Director

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  • Shift in buying strategies towards managing volatility
  • Marketplace ‘vibrant’ as buyers capitalize on full array of products
  • Move to de-commoditize solutions driving up product complexity

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December 20th, 2017

Industry in investor “sweet spot”

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

richard-hewitt-smiling-smRichard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, EMEA

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  • Insurers bucking standard competitive cycle response
  • Current dynamics look set to continue for long term in spite of recent catastrophe losses
  • Investor appeal will remain strong

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December 18th, 2017

Run-off specialists are gearing up for increased flows

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

andrew-beecroft-sm2Andrew Beecroft, Managing Director, GC Securities Contact

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  • Challenging markets and active capital management are encouraging carriers to proactively consider reserve solutions
  • A competitive market for acquisition of run-off assets has broadened
  • New entrants are forming in anticipation of increased flows of legacy business

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November 8th, 2017

Insurers Adapting in a Time of Disruption

Posted at 4:00 AM ET

Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on strategies insurers may utilize to continue to achieve growth in a disruptive environment.

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November 2nd, 2017

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017: Executive Summary: Protection Gap and Convergence Capital

Posted at 4:00 AM ET

cover-thumb1The proportion of losses uninsured in the Asia Pacific region remains high. For example, examination of this year’s major landfalling typhoons in China shows a wide discrepancy between economic and insured losses.

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October 23rd, 2017

Industry in investor “sweet spot” – GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 3:15 AM ET

richard-hewitt-smiling-smRichard Hewitt, Head of Business Intelligence, EMEA

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  • Insurers bucking standard competitive cycle response
  • Current dynamics look set to continue for long term in spite of recent catastrophe losses
  • Investor appeal will remain strong

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October 23rd, 2017

Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium Addresses Industry-wide Impact of Disruption

Posted at 2:00 AM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company hosted the Reinsurance Symposium in Baden-Baden on October 22. The ninth year that Guy Carpenter has hosted the event, the theme of the Symposium was “Profiting from Disruption.”

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