Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas stories that have reported catastrophe bond transactions in which GC Securities was involved.
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In Figure 1, RBC Ratio is defined as the ratio of aggregate Total Adjusted Capital to Authorized Control Level RBC for each of 111 combined insurance groups. Plotted against BCAR, there is clearly a strong correlation between the measures, though the relationship is not perfect.
A wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado has become the state’s most destructive wildfire in history. The Black Forest Fire has destroyed 360 homes, surpassing the 347 homes destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire last year. At least 14 homes have been partially damaged and 79 homes could not be verified. The blaze covers about 15,000 acres of land and has no solid containment lines. The fire has forced the evacuation of more than 38,000 people in areas nearby, including parts of Colorado Springs. No deaths or injuries have been reported.
Guy Carpenter’s MetaRisk® Reserve™ Awarded Patent as Breakthrough Innovation in Reserve Risk Modeling
Guy Carpenter & Company has been awarded a patent for MetaRisk Reserve by the U.S. Patent Office for creating a unique and easy-to-use predictive model for the analysis of reserve risk.
The growth in the Guy Carpenter Global Reinsurance Composite is illustrated below, covering 2011 to first quarter 2013.
Tokio Solution Management Ltd. (”Tokio Solution”) and GC Securities*, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, are pleased to announce the creation and launch of a private catastrophe bond platform called the Tokio TensaiTM Platform.
A multi-day severe weather outbreak occurred during the period of May 28 to June 2 affecting a large area of the United States and Southern Ontario, Canada. The outbreak occurred along a complex and evolving frontal boundary as it pushed through the mainland into and during the weekend. Affected areas include the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the South and Central Plains, the Mississippi Valley, the Midwest, the Great Lakes and New England.
Guy Carpenter & Company reports that the reinsurance sector has witnessed dynamic capital growth in 2012 and 2013, spurred by an influx of capital from alternative sources. In its June 2013 renewal briefing, Guy Carpenter finds that this surge in alternative or “convergence” capital has changed the nature of the sector’s capital structure, as investors grow increasingly comfortable with supplying capacity through a convergence of both traditional and alternative vehicles. This market dynamic has also begun to impact significantly reinsurance pricing for peak property catastrophe risks in the U.S., with surplus capacity and lower target returns driving downward pressure on pricing for June 1 renewals and likely through the remainder of 2013.