Posts Tagged ‘capital’



March 28th, 2018

What the Numbers Reveal about the Current Industry Status. Chapter 2: Insurer Profitability and Retrocession, Part I

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Chapter 2: How have 2017 losses and the last several years of declining rates impacted reinsurer profitability?  Has increasing prevalence of retrocessional reinsurance, now provided primarily by convergence capital providers, had an impact? Part I.

The Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite Third Quarter results provided hard data and context for recent industry performance.

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March 27th, 2018

Reinsurance Market Assessment: What the Numbers Reveal about the Current Industry Status. Chapter 1

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After several years of light catastrophe activity, particularly in the United States where capital deployment covering catastrophe exposures was heavily impacted by convergence capital, the events of 2017 provided a framework to evaluate how evolving market dynamics over the last few years held up to the real test of losses.

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February 12th, 2018

New Vehicle Matches The Right Capital To Risk

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anger_cory-mngt-bio-largepriebe_david_photo-sm2Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination and Structuring, GC Securities and David Priebe, Vice Chairman

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  • A new Marsh & McLennan vehicle provides unparalleled support in accessing long-term capital markets-based protection
  • A broader and more diverse range of capital sources brings better matching, more efficient solutions customized to the unique risk profile of clients
  • Provides a standardized documentation process and single point of access, in an efficient and cost effective manner

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January 18th, 2018

Guy Carpenter Reports Capital Growth and Market Resilience Despite 2017 Losses

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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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