Posts Tagged ‘GC Analytics’



April 14th, 2014

10 Most Popular Chart Room Entries

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review one of GC Capital Ideas more viewed categories, the Chart Room, with the top 10 most popular stories viewed since March 1st:

 

1. Chart: 2013 Catastrophe Bond Transactions: This table lists the 144A property/casualty catastrophe bond transactions that were completed in 2013.

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2. Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line index is presented for 1990 through 2014.  The index fell by 11 percent at January 1, 2014.

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3. Chart: Risk Capital Outstanding: Risk capital outstanding for property/casualty catastrophe bonds for the period 1997 to 2013.

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4. Chart: Risk Capital Issued by Quarter: Property/casualty catastrophe bonds issuance in the period 1997 to 2013.

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5. Chart: Rate Movements by Business Segment: Reports rate movements at January 1, 2014.

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6. Chart: Regional Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The chart shows the indexes for United States, United Kingdom, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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7. Chart: Chile Holds Spot on Most Expensive Earthquakes for Insurers: In light of the April 1 magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile, we highlight a spring 2013 GC Capital Ideas table ranking the most expensive earthquakes for insurers. A seismic event in 2010 put the South American nation on that list.

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8. Chart: Significant Insured Losses: Reports insured losses from natural disasters and man-made disasters, 2011 to 2013.

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9. Chart: Global Catastrophe Insured Losses: Chart presents individual measures for natural catastrophes versus man-made catastrophes, 1970 to 2013.

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10. Chart: Top Ten Catastrophe Bond Transactions: The chart ranks deals in 2013, as compiled by GC Securities*, a division of MMC Securities Corporation.

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*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. (MMCSEL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, main office 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product. **GC Analytics is a registered mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

April 2nd, 2014

8.2Mw Earthquake Near Chile Coast

Posted at 2:56 PM ET

chile-eq-2014smallAn 8.2-magnitude earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about 40 miles off the northern coast of Chile yesterday evening. More than 60 aftershocks were reported following the initial event, one of which was measured of magnitude 6.2. Shaking was felt as far away as La Paz Bolivia, over 290 miles (470 km) away.

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February 24th, 2014

Guy Carpenter Launches Satellite-based Catastrophe Evaluation Service

Posted at 11:30 PM ET

Guy Carpenter today launched its new satellite-based catastrophe evaluation service, GC CAT-VIEWSM, with the announcement that it has started using the service to provide clients affected by the recent UK floods with initial insured loss estimates.

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February 24th, 2014

Americas Catastrophe Review, 2013

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

As with Europe, 2013 was a year of flood in the Americas, with notable events in Alberta, Toronto and Colorado. The flood event in the Calgary, Alberta area of Canada resulted in estimated insured losses of around USD2 billion, with economic losses of USD4.8 billion (1).  This event, combined with flash-flooding in Toronto, Ontario in July, meant Canada experienced its most expensive insured catastrophe loss year on record.

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February 20th, 2014

Asia/Australasia Catastrophe Review, 2013

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Asia and Australasia also received their share of both natural and man-made catastrophes in 2013. One of the most costly man-made events occurred in China after a major fire hit a large microchip factory in September. The blaze caused significant damage to the SK Hynix-owned facility in the city of Wuxi, with reports saying the cost to the (re)insurance sector is expected to range between USD900 million and USD1 billion. The incident represents the most expensive single-risk loss on record to occur in China.

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February 19th, 2014

Europe, Middle East and Africa Catastrophe Review, 2013

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2013 will be remembered in Europe in part as the year of the flood, with the worst flood event affecting several Central European countries in June. Estimated insured losses from this event were around USD4.1 billion, with economic losses of around USD18 billion (1). Persistent heavy rain caused the Vltava, Elbe and Danube Rivers to overflow their banks and in some cases breach flood defenses. Countries affected included Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Poland.

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February 18th, 2014

Global Catastrophe Review, 2013

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

2013 provided a respite for the (re)insurance industry following above-average losses in 2011 and 2012, with insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters estimated at around USD40 billion, according to Guy Carpenter & Company (see Figure 1). This is considerably less than the ten-year average loss of approximately USD60 billion and well below the most significant years of 2005 and 2011 (see Figure 2 (Inflation adjusted)). This can be partly attributed to the unusually quiet 2013 Atlantic tropical season. About 47 percent of insured losses in 2013 were reported in the Americas, 31 percent in Europe and 20 percent in Asia and Australasia (see Figure 3).  Continue reading…

February 12th, 2014

Global Catastrophe Losses Fell Well Below Average in 2013

Posted at 11:45 PM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company released its 2013 Catastrophe Review, which shows that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2013 resulted in insured losses of approximately $40 billion. Following above-average losses experienced in 2011 and 2012, 2013 provided a respite for the (re)insurance industry as insured losses were considerably less than the ten-year average of approximately $60 billion.

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December 19th, 2013

Recent CAT-i reports on GC Capital Ideas

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we highlight the CAT-i reports, which report on natural catastrophe events, that have appeared on GC Capital Ideas in the last quarter of 2013.

Windstorm Xaver:  A powerful storm named Xaver battered Northern Europe with hurricane-force wind gusts and massive storm surges on December 6, causing widespread property damage and severely disrupting transport networks.

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U.S. Severe Weather Outbreak, November 2013: A late-season severe convective outbreak has affected a large portion of the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Great Lakes including Southern Ontario. This widespread and violent outbreak has left absolute damage in communities such as Washington, Illinois. The outbreak occurred ahead of a strong cold front affecting the area. Numerous tornadoes have been reported, primarily in Indiana and Illinois, with some preliminary reports as high as an EF-4 rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

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Update: Super Typhoon Haiyan:  Our first thoughts and concerns are with those lost or recovering from the exceptionally severe impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Haiyan is among the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, and meets or surpasses the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone in recorded history.

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Tropical Storm Karen: Tropical Storm Karen is poised to become the first named storm to hit the United States this season. Karen, as of 2PM Eastern Daylight Time, was 240 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and 275 miles south-southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

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December 9th, 2013

Windstorm Xaver

Posted at 1:32 PM ET

ws-xaver-smallEvent Summary

A powerful storm named Xaver battered Northern Europe with hurricane-force wind gusts and massive storm surges on December 6, causing widespread property damage and severely disrupting transport networks. The most severe damage was reported in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. Around 1,400 properties were flooded in the United Kingdom alone after eastern coastal regions experienced the most severe storm surge since 1953. Coastal areas of Germany, including the city of Hamburg, were also subjected to severe surges and flooding. Less severe damage was reported elsewhere in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Reports said at least eight people were killed by the storm’s severe weather across Northern Europe and more than 500,000 homes lost power at the height of the storm. It remains too early to determine the likely economic and insured costs from Xaver. PERILS, the independent provider of European catastrophe insurance loss data, is currently analysing the impact of Xaver to assess whether it has caused a sufficient loss to qualify for full reporting under its methodology.

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