Posts Tagged ‘Casualty’



April 26th, 2018

Building for Resilience: How to Avoid a Catastrophe Model Failure: Part IV

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Imelda Powers, Global Chief Catastrophe Modeler

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Valuation Assumptions

There is no database of agreed property, contents or business interruption valuations among vendors or insurers.  Any user’s particular valuation may come from databases of property prices, or rebuild values from claims adjusters and building surveyors. If the model’s assumed valuations are under- or over-estimated, then the damage function may over- or under-compensate in order to balance to historical industry event losses during the model-building process. Consequently, it is important that the user adjust the damage module to reconcile these differences.

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April 19th, 2018

Cyber Insurance Adoption is Increasing

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The role of insurance in enhancing cyber resilience is increasingly being recognized by policymakers around the world, and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is recommending actions to stimulate cyber insurance adoption. Globally, it is expected the level of future demand for cyber insurance will depend on the frequency of high-profile cyber incidents as well as the evolving legislative and regulatory environment for privacy protections in many countries. In India, for example, there was a 50 percent increase in companies buying cybersecurity coverage from 2016 to 2017.

A new report from Marsh & McLennan’s Global Risk Center and WomenCorporateDirectors outlines everything directors need to know to position cyber insurance within a comprehensive risk management framework.

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April 18th, 2018

Reliance on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA)

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terrorism-rep-connections-banner-2In 2017, more than 800 insurers wrote USD 215 billion in TRIPRA eligible premium, with a combined policyholder surplus of USD 683 billion. Considering the current 20 percent deductible requirement and policyholder surplus as a filter, Guy Carpenter’s analysis concludes that small to midsize insurers are substantially more vulnerable to the annual increases in the TRIPRA industry trigger and their overall net retentions as a percentage of policyholder surplus.

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April 17th, 2018

Chart: Return on Premiums for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-end 2017

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Chart presents return on premiums for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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April 16th, 2018

Chart: Return on Equity for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-end 2017

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Chart presents return on equity for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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April 12th, 2018

Chart: Source of Earnings for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-End 2017

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for YE 2017 compared with YE 2016.

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April 11th, 2018

Chart: Combined Ratio for Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Year-End 2017

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Chart presents combined ratio of the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite, 2005 through year-end 2017.

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April 10th, 2018

2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report

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terrorism-rep-connections-banner-2Although the number of incidents and casualties declined in 2017, terrorism remains a persistent and significant threat to businesses, governments and individuals.

Marsh’s 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report, produced with support from Guy Carpenter, explores the state of the terrorism insurance marketplace, presenting data on purchasing and pricing trends. We also take a look at how the terrorism insurance market continues to innovate and respond to the needs of global organizations in light of an evolving risk landscape.

Reinsurance capacity for terrorism risks continues to develop and grow. Many insurers continue to use the commercial reinsurance markets — at least in part — to buy down their TRIPRA deductibles and buy out their co-shares at acceptable prices, especially for
conventional weapon attacks.

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April 9th, 2018

Large-Scale Cyber-Attacks on the Financial System

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Cyber-attacks on financial institutions are becoming more frequent, complex, and sophisticated, with potential for far-reaching, systemic impacts. The motivation of cyber-attackers is shifting from purely achieving financial gains to disrupting critical infrastructures, such as through nation-state attacks, which threatens the basis for confidence in the financial system and even national or international stability.

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