Posts Tagged ‘Casualty’

January 23rd, 2019

Excess and Surplus (E&S) Segment Outlook

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The excess and surplus (E&S) lines segment of the insurance industry is an essential market for risks for which typically the standard insurance market does not offer coverage.The E&S market as a whole remained somewhat consistent and disciplined with its pricing and risk selection, with the first half of 2017 being very similar to 2016. Both primary and excess casualty rates were flat to up 5 to 10 percent depending on the line of business (LOB) and class. Specific areas, such as New York Construction and Transportation experienced double digit rate increases. Professional lines rates were overall flat. Continue reading…

January 22nd, 2019

GC Videocast - Global Risks Report 2019

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John Drzik, President of Global Risk and Digital at Guy Carpenter’s sister company, Marsh, explains the key findings and takeaways from The Global Risks Report 2019. The 14th edition of The Global Risks Report is prepared by the World Economic Forum with the support of Guy Carpenter’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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January 17th, 2019

Global Risks Report: Heightened Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Tensions

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extreme-weather-2Profound political, economic, societal, technological and environmental transformations are occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and have become a part of day-to-day business life, according to the 14th edition of The Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners.

This year’s report highlights a divided and disrupted world, characterized by heightened geopolitical and geoeconomic tensions, rising technological instabilities and increased environmental concern due to climate change. Continue reading…

January 16th, 2019

Top Financial and Professional Lines Risks in 2019

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The U.S. market for financial and professional insurance coverage saw a number of challenges in 2018, including new privacy regulations, an increase in workplace sexual harassment claims as the #MeToo movement continued to gain traction, and more securities litigation activity, says a report by Guy Carpenter’s sister company, Marsh. Continue reading…

January 15th, 2019

Cost of Capital and its Use in Valuing Reinsurance

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Increasingly, reinsurance is seen as an important element of capital management. Reinsurance decisions are moving away from the reinsurance buyer and towards the finance teams. These teams need to find a way of comparing reinsurance in a straightforward way. Defining the cost of capital for reinsurance means that it can be compared with other capital sources.

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January 14th, 2019

Reinsurance Rate Movement Limited at January 1 Despite Uncertainty over Pricing Adequacy and Available Capital

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The overall impact of catastrophe losses on property rates was muted at the January 1, 2019 reinsurance renewals, but the fourth highest annual catastrophe loss year on record did create questions over pricing adequacy, underwriting strategy and the amount of capital available, says Guy Carpenter. Continue reading…

January 10th, 2019

Balance Sheet Expansion: Opportunities and Challenges

Posted at 1:16 AM ET

balance_sheet_expansionFrom 2014 to 2017, the property and casualty (P&C) industry in the United States grew its collective capital position from USD 686 billion to USD 767 billion, a 3.8 percent compound annual growth rate*. This expansion in capital was achieved during a period when the normalized return profile of the P&C underwriting business was considered to be below the cost of capital. The growth of industry capital during this period of subpar underwriting returns provides insights into the expectations for carriers’ opportunities and challenges through 2018 and into the years ahead. Continue reading…

January 3rd, 2019

Cyberattacks Top Risk to Doing Business in India

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14shades_thumbnailA growing dependency on data and digitization efforts have increased the risks of cyberattacks in India, says the report 14 Shades of Risk In Asia-Pacific: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center.

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December 24th, 2018

The Dangers Lurking in the Union between Construction and Emerging Tech

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adrian_pellan_hsAdrian Pellen, Infrastructure Segment Leader, U.S. and Canada Construction Practice at Marsh


Technology startups geared toward the construction industry are booming. Contractors are adopting wearable tech to prevent and mitigate worker injuries and using 3D printing technologies for building components. The industry has seen a proliferation of building information modeling to foster digital collaboration between architects, engineers and contractors.

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