Posts Tagged ‘Liability’



October 17th, 2016

Tracking and Modeling New Integrated, Intricate Technology Risks

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Casualty (re)insurers do not cover standalone emerging risks. A product defect (with recall) or a latent bodily injury resulting from new technological nano-products or Unmanned Aerial Systems risks, could lead to class action lawsuits and ultimately large liability claims including products liability as well as professional liability. This emergent reality, however, is difficult to address. A carrier would need to identify and model several possible epicenters of a liability chain reaction and follow their rapidly spreading implications throughout a portfolio. Without new powerful casualty modeling capabilities as well as highly granular data on the products and subcomponents that each of their insureds manufacture and sell globally, this process would be time-consuming, impossible to complete and likely to miss key threats and underlying exposures.

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September 8th, 2016

Self-Driving Automobiles

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Technologies that we may take for granted today such as anti-lock braking and airbag systems, driving and parking assistance, hazardous condition traction control and global positioning system routing, may soon all come together and evolve into fully autonomous self-driving automobiles. Self-driving cars are expected to begin commercial production and be in use by 2017. Google, the pioneer in the field, claims it can cut road accidents by eliminating the human driver who gets distracted by text messages or becomes tired. Although safety and efficiency gains have been the most cited and prominent benefits for the rationale for the development of self-driving automobiles, a considerable number of challenges remain.

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August 16th, 2016

Advancing Technologies Raise Issues for (Re)insurers

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on advancing technologies that are creating new opportunities and new risks for (re)insurers.

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August 8th, 2016

Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones

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Growth projections for the drone or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector are nothing short of phenomenal, as the opportunities and advantages afforded by using this type of machinery in construction, agriculture, energy/utilities, mining, real estate, news media, film production and public safety become increasingly more apparent each passing day. Nevertheless, the potential economic benefits are considered to be vast, expecting to generate an estimated economic benefit of USD82 billion along with 100,000 jobs by 2025 (1). This rapid increase in the number of drones is prompting concerns for:

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August 4th, 2016

The Role of Risk Management in Innovation and Infrastructure Improvement

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on the role of risk management in facilitating the progress of innovation and infrastructure improvement.

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August 3rd, 2016

Utilizing Data and Models to Understand Emerging Risks

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on how the accumulation of data and utilization of models will help (re)insurers understand the implications of emerging risks.

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July 27th, 2016

Nanotechnology: The Plastics of the 21st Century, Part II

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As optimistic as researchers may be, however, responsible decisions must be made regarding nanotechnology’s development and use. Growing evidence suggests that nanoparticles - the basic building blocks of nanotechnology and the tiniest materials ever engineered and produced - may pose environmental, health and safety risks. As such, it appears that the industry is currently caught between stages 2 and 3 of the insurance coverage cycle below:

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July 26th, 2016

Nanotechnology: The Plastics of the 21st Century, Part I

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Many scientists view nanotechnology as the revolutionary technology of the 21st century. Just as plastics were a pervasive and revolutionary product of the 20th century, nanotechnology products are having widespread use and change our lives in a myriad of ways. This technology has quickly evolved into a global force that is transforming manufacturing, medicine and an ever increasing number of consumer/food goods. The field has become a worldwide market worth an estimated USD 1 trillion and is projected to grow at a rate of 16.5 percent through 2020 (1).

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May 11th, 2016

Unmanned Vehicle Technology as an Emerging Risk

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas posts on unmanned vehicle technology as an emerging risk and the challenges and opportunities it presents to (re)insurers.

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April 26th, 2016

Emerging Risks: New Product Development

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on new product development as an emerging risk.

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