Posts Tagged ‘Europe’



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 19th, 2017

Addressing Flood Peril

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on Guy Carpenter’s efforts to address the flood peril.

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August 29th, 2017

Public-Private Partnerships Address Cat Risk Across the Globe

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts concerning the emergence of public-private partnerships addressing catastrophe risk across the globe.

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August 24th, 2017

Cat Modelling Challenges in Europe: Part IV

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weatherhead_mark-sm3Mark Weatherhead, Head of Model Development - International

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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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August 23rd, 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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August 22nd, 2017

Cat Modelling Challenges in Europe: Part II

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While there is still uncertainty regarding the degree of impact from climate change, the likely consequences are subject to modelling. Increasing global temperatures are projected to impact the mid-latitude and polar regions more than the tropics.

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August 21st, 2017

Cat Modelling Challenges in Europe: Part I

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Mark Weatherhead, Head of Model Development - International

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2016 marked the 60th year of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous. Since the first event in 1957 the insurance world has changed significantly, with economic and insured losses from natural catastrophes such as floods and hurricanes increasing dramatically.

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August 8th, 2017

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

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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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August 7th, 2017

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

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Charles Whitmore, Managing Director

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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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