Posts Tagged ‘earnings’



November 9th, 2017

For MPL, Market Softening Continues in 2016—Signs of Pressure Emerge

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Steve Underdal, Managing Director; Greg Bliss, Managing Director; Matt Walter, Senior Vice President and Blake Berman, Senior Vice President

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Since 2010, the medical professional liability (MPL) industry has been navigating a soft market, with declining profitability, diminished investment gains and rising accident year operating ratios. Yet, reserve redundancies have kept calendar year combined ratios below 100 percent, allowing carriers to pay dividends to policyholders while maintaining favorable returns on equity. Recent trends in the MPL insurance industry, including more aggressive competition among carriers and a leveling off of frequency trends, are driving accident year combined ratios higher. Without the continued tailwind of favorable reserve development, current market rates could prove unsustainable, driving market hardening in the coming years.

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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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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 12th, 2017

Investors’ View of the Insurance Market

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on the investors’ view of the current state of the insurance market.

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September 25th, 2017

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, First Half, 2017

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for first half 2017 compared to first half 2016.

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September 10th, 2017

Industry in Investor “Sweet Spot” - GC@MC Commentary

Posted at 3:30 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
  • Recently, investor relationship gains strength

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September 8th, 2017

Reinsurance Solutions Continue to Achieve Stability and Growth for Cedents - GC@MC Commentary

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James 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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April 26th, 2017

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, YE 2016

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for year-end 2016 compared to year-end 2015.

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January 20th, 2017

Survey: Geopolitical Risk Is Now a Top Concern for Finance Professionals

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2017risksurvey_cover-thumbnail-smGeopolitical risk is having a bigger impact on earnings than ever before — and senior management and boards are taking notice.

According to the 2017 Association for Financial Professionals Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies, 49 percent of finance professionals believe their organizations are exposed to greater earnings uncertainty than they were three years ago.

In addition, 52 percent of Treasury & Finance functions are considering the impact on their organization’s growth expectations due to a geopolitical event. That’s no surprise given that 46 percent say their C-suite and board were concerned about geopolitical risk in 2016.

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December 27th, 2016

Chart: Source Of Earnings For Guy Carpenter Reinsurance Composite, Q3, 2016

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Chart presents source of earnings for the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite for the third quarter, 2016 compared to the third quarter, 2015.

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