Posts Tagged ‘GC@BB Commentary 2017’



October 25th, 2017

Industry must develop common cyber risk currency – GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 6:15 AM ET

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Morley Speed, Managing Director and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty

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  • Data integrity and availability as critical as data confidentiality
  • Limited ability to quantify dependency a major cyber inhibitor
  • Challenge to build clearly differentiated cyber portfolio

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October 25th, 2017

Scalability critical to developing substantial terrorism market - GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 3:15 AM ET

c-gibbs-20-smjamie-russell-final-smCharles Gibbs, Managing Director and Jamie Russell, Vice President

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  • Capacity a major limiting factor in expanding remit
  • Small number of players raising aggregation risk
  • Cover not reaching organizations that need it most

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October 24th, 2017

ILS framework can propel London to be the global hub, if it has a supportive regulator - GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 3:15 AM ET

des-potter-smDes Potter, Head of GC Securities, EMEA

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  • London can establish itself as the global hub for innovative reinsurance risk transfer
  • U.K. regulators must be more responsive to enable the U.K. market to be more competitive
  • Developing an insurance-linked securities (ILS) market will help London maintain its global standing

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October 23rd, 2017

Challenging Market Is Fueling MGA M&A – GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 6:15 AM ET

andrew-beecroft-smjohn-rowlands-final-16-smAndrew Beecroft, Managing Director, GC Securities and John Rowlands, Senior Vice President, GC Securities

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  • Challenging market conditions are fueling growth and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the managing general agent (MGA) space
  • Recent acquisition multiples have been extremely high compared to historic values
  • Should markets harden, MGAs will need to continue to prove their value through differentiation

Challenging insurance market conditions will continue to drive growth and M&A activity in the MGA market, according to John Rowlands, Senior Vice President, and Andrew Beecroft, Head of M&A Advisory, GC Securities*.

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October 23rd, 2017

Industry in investor “sweet spot” – GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 3:15 AM ET

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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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January 27th, 2017

Interoperability: A case for open source - GC@BB Commentary

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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  • Industry-wide call for increased transparency in cat modelling
  • Interoperability facilitates collaboration of multiple data sources
  • Open source models allow insurers to develop own view of risk

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