Posts Tagged ‘Guy Carpenter’



April 25th, 2019

Investing in a Time of Climate Change – The Sequel

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A new report, Investing in a Time of Climate Change — The Sequel, documents Mercer’s latest climate scenario model for assessing the effects of both climate-related physical damages (physical risks) and the transition to a low-carbon economy (transition risks) on investment return expectations. The Sequel models three climate change scenarios, a 2°C, 3°C and 4°C average warming increase on preindustrial levels, over three timeframes - 2030, 2050 and 2100.

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April 24th, 2019

A Matter of Time: Why the Clock is Ticking on Stop-Loss Reinsurance

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diagnostic-risk-squareAs cutting-edge science leads to new, high-cost drugs and therapies, insurers are seeing uncapped claims costs grow higher. Stop-loss reimbursements generally are on the rise, with an increasing number of employers being reimbursed for a stop-loss claim every year.

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April 23rd, 2019

NotPetya Was Not Cyber “War”

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cyber-handbook-cover-image-smallNotPetya wreaked havoc for some large companies, costing them billions of dollars in lost revenue, damaging computer systems, and requiring significant expense to restore global operations. In its wake, entire industries reassessed their practices for patching, business continuity, supply chain interruption, and more.

Since the NotPetya event, we have learned much about the attack, but many details remain elusive. One continuing discussion for the insurance industry, however, is whether NotPetya was “warlike” - and more specifically, whether the ubiquitous war exclusion found in cyber insurance policies could have prevented coverage. A recent Wall Street Journal article described this as “a multimillion-dollar question for companies that purchase cyber insurance.”

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April 22nd, 2019

Facultative or Treaty and Why the Need for Hybrid Solutions: Part II

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fleming_jeffJeff Fleming, Managing Director

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Turning to the other form of reinsurance, treaty is considered generally to be the “go-to” coverage solution for portfolios of risk. Challenges associated with treaty reinsurance may include:

  • Minimum and deposit premiums
  • Unnecessary coverage
  • Limited sideways coverage (reinstatements and occurrence caps).

“As a result of the limitations of each of the coverage options, a reinsurance solution that draws on both facultative and treaty enables insurers to purchase reinsurance cover that meets the specific and unique needs of their profiles,” Fleming explains. “Guy Carpenter introduced a customized alternative to facultative and treaty reinsurance - GC Hybrid Solutions.”

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April 18th, 2019

Facultative or Treaty and Why the Need for Hybrid Solutions: Part I

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fleming_jeffJeff Fleming, Managing Director

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Insurers face challenges in managing underwriting, capital protection, risk and risk profiling as they navigate underwriting guidelines based on their gross and net risk underwriting appetite. Against these challenges, companies utilize various forms of reinsurance, traditionally facultative or treaty, to buy risk protection, shore up capital and satisfy rating agencies, according to Jeff Fleming, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter.

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April 17th, 2019

Evolving Regulatory Pressures Signal Potential Turning Point in Cyber Risk Management Strategies

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Siobhan O’Brien, Head of the Cyber Center of Excellence for International and Global Specialties

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Cyber risk presents an exciting opportunity for re/insurers, but as one of the most dynamic perils in the industry, regulators are formalizing capital requirements and quantitative and qualitative measurements of risk appetite. In the United Kingdom, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is now asking (re)insurers to develop a silent cyber action plan by the end of the first half of 2019 and will conduct deep-dives on select firms in the second half to assess how they are meeting expectations described in a 2017 supervisory statement. It will then further assess affirmative cyber risk via an exploratory stress test later this year.

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April 15th, 2019

The Transformation of Australian and New Zealand Life Insurance

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matthew_rose_01The life insurance industry in Australia is facing unprecedented challenges from forces within and from the effects of an increasingly globalized economy. As life industry profitability has declined in Australia in recent years, the underlying manufacturing business model is rapidly changing, according to Matthew Rose, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter.

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April 15th, 2019

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Overcoming the Cyber Risk Appetite Challenge

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cyber-handbook-cover-image-smallThe scale of recent attacks and resulting media attention, supervisory pressures to upgrade cyber risk management and the pace of technology innovation to keep up with are increasing rapidly. These factors are compelling financial institutions to have a clear understanding of the cyber risks they face, and to determine the level of cyber risk the institution is willing to accept.

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April 11th, 2019

Sidecars: Capitalizing on Market Cycles to Improve Client Solutions

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Geoffrey Sweitzer, Managing Director, GC Securities*

Following U.S. hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005 and the ensuing “hard” property catastrophe reinsurance market, reinsurers and investors increasingly started turning to sidecar insurance linked securities to access new and replacement capacity.

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