Posts Tagged ‘Guy Carpenter’

October 21st, 2018

Pushing the Model Boundaries - GC@BB Commentary

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cox_andrew_bio2eddy-vanbeneden-small1till-wagner-final1Andrew Cox, Managing Director, GC Strategic Advisory; Eddy Vanbeneden, Managing Director, Head of GC Analytics, Continental Europe; Till Wagner, Senior Vice President, GC Strategic Advisory


  • Companies keen to expand internal capital model remit
  • Multiple factors hindering ability to integrate into broader strategic framework
  • New technologies support rapid model evolution and increased data resolution Continue reading…
October 18th, 2018

Leading Cyber Insurance Strategies

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Insurers are undertaking several initiatives to seize opportunities in writing network security and privacy insurance in order to achieve profitable growth. These are some of the actions on which they are focusing:

  • Dedicated Expertise: Insurers are creating dedicated cyber units that utilize their insurance expertise from the property and liability side by blending them to match both first and third party insuring agreements Continue reading…
October 17th, 2018

ILS Market Looks to Asia for Further Growth

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

kumar_shiv_144x1802The insurance linked securities (ILS) market is now over two decades old. Since the execution of the first catastrophe bond transaction in the late 1990s, the alternative risk transfer market has evolved and matured impressively. Guy Carpenter’s Shiv Kumar, President and Global Leader of GC Securities,* Capital Markets, provides some insight. Continue reading…

October 16th, 2018

From Threats to Impact: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallIn recent years, there has been an increase across the globe in the scale, diversity and impact of risk events. From cyber-attacks to major hurricanes and floods, and from the US-China trade war to unexpected developments around relations with North Korea, recent norms have been turned upside down and uncertainty reigns.

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the center of many of these developments and businesses operating in the region need to adapt accordingly. Continue reading…

October 15th, 2018

Real-Time Risk Management and Next-Generation Insurance

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john_drizik_2John Drzik President, Global Risk and Digital at Marsh


A confluence of trends is enabling businesses and the insurance industry to move toward a revolutionary new approach: real-time risk management.

Managing risk in real time offers the potential to both reduce risk and transfer it more effectively. It means businesses can have an up-to-the-minute view of their changing risk exposures—and take actions to mitigate them—and that the insurance industry no longer needs to rely only on historical data to price risk. Continue reading…

October 13th, 2018

Hurricane Michael

Posted at 11:11 AM ET

michael-smallHurricane Michael made landfall on October 10 as a high-end Category-4 hurricane on the Florida Panhandle, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. The storm rendered severe to complete damage to areas from Panama City to Port Saint Joe, with especially severe damage in Mexico Beach due to severe wind and storm surge. Damage due to wind has caused roof and wall collapse, especially for cinderblock construction and even commercial properties. Some coastal areas of Mexico Beach have been scoured to the foundation by storm surge and wave battering. At least twelve fatalities have been reported by media, although this number could rise as damage survey and search and rescue efforts continue. Our thoughts and concerns are with those lost and directly affected by this event. Hurricane Michael is the strongest hurricane to affect the Continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew (1992).

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October 11th, 2018

Healthcare & Cyber Risk – Takeaways

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We conclude the series on Healthcare & Cyber Risk by listing the five key takeaways from the study Holding Healthcare to Ransom by Marsh & McLennan Companies Asia Pacific Risk Center. Continue reading…

October 10th, 2018

A New Boldness in Tackling Emerging Risks – Part II

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For many risk leaders, implementing the seven imperatives in the previous article will prompt a rethink of the team’s capabilities and culture. Operationally, these strategies call for greater experimentation in analytics, creativity in stakeholder engagement, and agility in developing insights on the materiality of pressing concerns. Strategically, it means championing threats for which evidence is limited or conflicting, and helping to scope innovative risk mitigation solutions.

As outlined in the report Material Improbabilities, Getting Practical with Emerging Risks from Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center, some risk leaders may need to expand their comfort zone, but those who can mesh strategic vision, influencing skills, and technological fluency on top of their core risk-management expertise will be best positioned to help their firms negotiate dynamic risk environments laden with potential shocks and disruption.

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October 9th, 2018

A New Boldness in Tackling Emerging Risks – Part I

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Risk teams are under increasing pressure to move beyond blocking and tackling to providing strategic risk advice that can help their companies achieve sustainable resilience in the face of critical emerging risks, according to the report Material Improbabilities, Getting Practical with Emerging Risks from Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center.

Where the expectation isn’t already there, it ought to be and probably will be in due course. This shift is vital for firms and a boost for the standing of the risk function when resource levels are otherwise threatened by cost pressures, opportunities for activity automation, and greater confidence in global economic conditions. Continue reading…