Posts Tagged ‘Europe’



June 6th, 2017

The Challenge in Applying Models Effectively

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts about how (re)insurers are utilizing model applications to improve their understanding of their risk exposure.

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May 31st, 2017

Guy Carpenter Appoints Hans van Oort as Managing Director of Benelux Operations

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Guy Carpenter & Company today announced the appointment of Hans van Oort as Managing Director, Guy Carpenter Benelux, effective December 1, to further strengthen the regional team.

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May 31st, 2017

Public-Private Sector Initiatives Address Catastrophe Risk Exposure

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts about public-private sector initiatives working to help alleviate the strain on the public balance sheet post catastrophe event.

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May 10th, 2017

Guy Carpenter Hosts International Forum: Building Sustainable Flood Insurance Solutions

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Guy Carpenter & Company hosted an international forum entitled “Building sustainable flood insurance solutions” in Berlin on May 9-10. The event brought together leading figures from science and academia, non-governmental organizations and the (re)insurance industry to examine the rapidly growing impact of flooding and explore measures to significantly reduce that impact.

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April 25th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part IV: Closing the Protection Gap

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whitmore_charles_photo-sm4Charles Whitmore, Managing Director

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These trends are likely to support broader product offerings and greater market stability around which the private sector may close the protection gap in EMEA and in other regions:

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April 24th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part III: Highlights of Recent Public Sector Initiatives

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Following years of planning by the insurance Industry and negotiation with a wide group of stakeholders including the government, Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and others, Flood Re launched in April 2016. The overarching aim of the market-based scheme is to ensure better access to more affordable household insurance for those in high flood risk areas.

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April 20th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part II: Public Sector Strategic Initiatives in EMEA

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Charles Whitmore, Managing Director

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Organizations throughout EMEA have significantly increased the establishment of strategic initiatives to close the protection gap and improve society’s ability to recover from the devastating impact of natural catastrophe losses. Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Risk & Insurance Services Segment, comprised of Guy Carpenter and Marsh, have developed resources and expertise to help clients in this area.

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April 19th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part I

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Charles Whitmore, Managing Director

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On a global basis, approximately 70 (1) percent of the economic loss caused by natural catastrophe events is not covered by insurance. This gap, the cost of uninsured events, frequently falls on governments through disaster relief, welfare payments and infrastructure repair and rebuilding. The ultimate cost of these responses causes a strain on public balance sheets and an increase in public debt, ultimately burdening taxpayers. The protection gap is increasing in emerging economies especially where the amount of natural catastrophe economic loss covered by insurance dropped from 25 percent in 2002 to approximately eight percent in 2014.

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March 16th, 2017

Cat Modelling Challenges in Europe: Part IV

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Flood poses particular challenges for modelling. In particular, the hydraulic modelling of flood extents requires a high-quality digital terrain model that has been processed specifically for the task by removing features like bridges.

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March 15th, 2017

Cat Modelling Challenges in Europe: Part III

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There are two main lines of development. First, (re)insurers need to gain a deeper understanding of how the existing commercial vendor models perform for their book of business, how the models can be best modified or customized to better reflect their own loss history, and how the models compare to each other. Second, (re)insurers need to continue to address gaps in knowledge that are not adequately covered by existing models.

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