Posts Tagged ‘long tail’



August 31st, 2015

July U.S. Casualty Renewal

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Consistent with Guy Carpenter’s post-January 1, 2015 renewal report, the U.S. casualty reinsurance market continued to soften on both quota share and excess of loss reinsurance programs. This trend continues to be driven by the reduction in property catastrophe premiums, causing reinsurers to further diversify their overall premium writings into casualty lines and by the improved loss ratios among these underlying lines of business. As a result, reinsurance pricing continued to soften via ceding commissions increases on quota share placements (albeit at a slower pace than in 2014 and earlier in 2015) and rate decreases on excess of loss placements (subject to stable loss experience).

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May 5th, 2015

Impact of Insurance Market Cycles on Insurers’ Reserves

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Here we review GC Capital Ideas stories on the impact of insurance market cycles on insurers’ reserves. 

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December 17th, 2014

Cycle Mitigation: Part I

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So what can be done to mitigate such cyclical effects? The first steps are to acknowledge them and to try to quantify their impact. The latter is more of a challenge than the former. Most internal capital models are not truly multiyear and arguably fail to adequately capture both the correlation between lines of business and in particular across accident years. Cycle (and recognition pattern) scenario testing is a good way to achieve this. This provides a neat and practical way to correlate between years and lines of business.

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December 16th, 2014

Impact on Results

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To consider the impact that these cycles may have on the financial statements and solvency positions of insurers there has to be an understanding of the magnitude of any change in ultimate loss and the likely timing of the recognition of that change. The profit or loss in any financial year is a combination of the profit and loss from that accident year and also any recognized changes in the reserves from prior years.

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November 13th, 2014

Emerging Compensation Structures

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Compensation for provision of long-term care for bodily injury is becoming an increasingly challenging problem for society in general and insurers in particular.

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September 16th, 2014

Capital Markets Growth and Innovations Continue

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cory-anger-small2-169 Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Structuring, GC Securities

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The influx of new capital into the (re)insurance industry constitutes the largest change to the sector’s capital structure in recent memory. Over the past 24 months, approximately USD20 billion of new capital has entered the market through investments in insurance-linked securities (ILS), funds and sidecars as well as the formation of hedge fund-related reinsurance companies and collateralized reinsurance vehicles.

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June 16th, 2014

The Total Value of Reinsurance for Long-Tail Business

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victoria-jenkinsleong-jessica-bio-sep-2013Victoria Jenkins, Managing Director, and Jessica Leong, Lead Casualty Specialty Actuary

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Can we learn from Solvency II to unlock the hidden value of reinsurance for long-tail business?

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May 9th, 2014

Industry Reserve Update: Conclusions

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leong-jessica-bio-sep-2013Jessica Leong, Lead Casualty Specialty Actuary

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What does the analysis mean for financial year 2014? Given the trends in the cycle, it is useful to break this question down into two sections:

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May 8th, 2014

Liability Line That Appears To Be Deteriorating

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leong-jessica-bio-sep-2013Jessica Leong, Lead Casualty Specialty Actuary

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Liability line that appears to be deteriorating: Commercial auto liability.

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May 7th, 2014

Liability Lines That Appear To Be Improving

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leong-jessica-bio-sep-2013Jessica Leong, Lead Casualty Specialty Actuary

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Liability lines that appear to be improving: Workers compensation, medical professional liability and commercial multi peril.

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