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April 29th, 2011

Tohoku Quake and Tsunami…An Industry Meets the Challenge

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Millions of people in Japan have been affected by the Tohoku earthquake, the subsequent tsunami and the continuing situation with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. Many lives have been lost, and the country continues to cope with the aftermath of all this. This tragedy has had a direct effect on the (re)insurance industry, as well. Carriers have been working diligently to ensure that they can absorb the losses from these catastrophes, as well as the others that have occurred over the past six months.

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October 26th, 2010

Excess Capital Strategies

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The (re)insurance industry is once again facing a familiar challenge: what to do with excess capital? The stretches between major catastrophe events tend to be characterized by robust balance sheets, increased retentions and the ability to absorb risk. Periodically, a loss event occurs, and balance sheet rehabilitation begins. So, despite the occasional shock loss, excess capital is not excessive - rather, it’s the norm. And yet not all carriers have developed effective strategies for making this capital productive.

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September 16th, 2010

Videocast: Keeling, Kennedy and Klein Discuss Excess Capital Strategies at Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous

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gcci_animFor those who missed Guy Carpenter’s Press Briefing in Monte Carlo, we provide a videocast of the presentations delivered by our specialists on the challenges and opportunities for insurers and reinsurers to optimize capital in the current environment.

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September 15th, 2010

MicroInsurance: A Market with Untapped Potential

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In 2008 Guy Carpenter was awarded an Innovation Grant by the Microinsurance Innovation Facility to develop risk transfer capacity for microinsurance risks throughout the developing world. Since then, Guy Carpenter has worked tirelessly with microfinance institutions (MFIs), insurers and reinsurers worldwide to narrow the gap between microreinsurance market supply and demand.

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September 13th, 2010

Guy Carpenter’s Reinforced International Operations

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keeling_henry_141x141Interview with Henry Keeling, President and CEO, International Operations
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Since you joined Guy Carpenter about a year ago, what have been the biggest changes to the marketplace and client expectations?

Over the past year we have an increasingly competitive marketplace with downward pressure on pricing aligned with increasing capacity and capital levels. As at January 1, 2010 we estimated there was around US$20 billion of excess capital within the industry though this has reduced to around US$13 billion at mid-year.

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September 12th, 2010

GC Videocast - Rendez-Vous Press Briefing, International Growth (Henry Keeling)

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gcci_keeling_anim1Henry Keeling, President and CEO, International Operations, Guy Carpenter & Company, describes the restructured European organization of Guy Carpenter.  New teams, new individuals and strengthened and enhanced operations have been set up in many territories in Europe. New leaders are focusing on European operations and many global Guy Carpenter executives are now based in Europe. The new structure provides a platform for integrating the analytical and broking sides of our business.

 

Henry Keeling also explores how future market leaders will be those companies that find ways to grow and create new opportunities through innovation and investment in new markets. Guy Carpenter sees microinsurance as the key opportunity for companies seeking emerging risks and new regions in which to grow. We are committed to this sector, working to narrow the gap between microinsurance market supply and demand.

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September 12th, 2010

Guy Carpenter Examines Excess Capital Strategies At Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous

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Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, hosted its third annual press briefing on September 11 at the Reinsurance Rendez-vous 2010 in Monte Carlo. During the briefing Henry Keeling, President and CEO of Guy Carpenter’s International Operations, led a panel discussion on key industry issues, including determining the best use of excess capital in today’s marketplace.

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September 12th, 2010

GC Videocast - Rendez-Vous Press Briefing, Introduction (Henry Keeling)

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gcci_keeling_animHenry Keeling, President and CEO, International Operations, Guy Carpenter & Company, introduces the Guy Carpenter press briefing at the Monte Carlo Rendezvous in this GC Capital Ideas videocast.  He explores the theme of finding better ways of making existing capital more productive.

 

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May 21st, 2010

GC Securities, a Division of MMC Securities Corp., Announces Completion of 144A Catastrophe Bond – EOS Wind Limited

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gc-securities-logoThis catastrophe bond transaction provides per-occurrence PCS Index Protection for U.S. hurricane and per-occurrence Paradex Protection for European windstorms.

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November 10th, 2009

Stability Returns

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keeling_henry_141x141Henry Keeling, President and CEO — International Operations
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At the end of 2008, the normal pre-renewal uncertainty was magnified by the effects of the most severe financial crisis in more than 70 years. Financial markets were in turmoil, and the cost of capital was rising. Yet, these pressures were counterbalanced by capital positions that remained sufficient, despite the impairment of investment assets. The outcome was relatively benign, but anxiety was endemic before the January 1, 2009 reinsurance renewal. Now, 12 months later, the marketplace is much different, indicating the remarkable recovery that has occurred in 2009.

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